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JFK: The Last Speech–Documentary on American Public Television

JFK: The Last Speech–Documentary on American Public Television

  JFK:The Last Speech by Jan Worth-Nelson (Tonga 1976-78) • EVEN 55 YEARS LATER, the life-changing effects of John F. Kennedy and Peace Corps service continue to resonate for several former Volunteers featured in an upcoming documentary distributed by American Public Television. The film, JFK: The Last Speech, from Northern Light Productions, spotlights how an October, 1963, a visit by JFK transformed four Class of ’64 graduates of Amherst College. The film will air on more than 40 public television stations nationwide the first week of June. About the speech Three weeks before  President Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963, he delivered a speech at Amherst at the groundbreaking for the Robert Frost Library. Frost had been a professor at Amherst for years, was a colorful presence on the campus, and had died the previous January. It was JFK’s last major speech, and it was described as “majestic” and one . . .

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