JFK: Life in the White House


This video is not a speech, but it gives a good idea of how President Kennedy was presented to the world back then, through the eyes of a more current journalist.

I have always found it difficult to comprehend the gulf between the fairy-tale photos of President Kennedy’s family life and the sordid tales of his personal sexual behavior.

I think the overall effect of learning that their beloved president had lied to them in such a fundamental way contributed to the cynicism about government that has grown in this country since his death.

Was everything what we thought we knew about him as a person a lie?

Who was this man?

(If you click on the link, it will give you a second link. Click on that, and it will take you to the video.)

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  • AnneG

    Link does not seem to work.

    • hamiltonr

      Anne, the link works, just differently from the way these things normally do. ABC News, which owns the piece, blocked playing it on this website. But they still allow it to be played.

      What you need to do is click on it here. Then a notice will come up, telling you to click again. That will take you to the video, which will play.

      Let me know if this doesn’t work for you.

    • Dale

      Anne,you may want to try clicking on the YouTube button in the lower right hand corner.

      Doing so took me directly to the video.