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Pennsylvania Political Science Professor/Pollster Remembers JFK

November 21, 2013

Friday (Nov. 22) marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

Much attention has been focused over the past several days on the shooting death of the nation’s 35th President and the questions still surrounding the 1963 assassination.

Franklin and Marshall College political science professor and pollster Dr. G. Terry Madonna tells Radio PA News that Kennedy had a rocky start with the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and a disastrous meeting with Soviet leader Nikita Kruschev, but handled the Cuban Missile Crisis brilliantly and made promising gains in domestic policy.

Dr. Madonna says Kennedy’s role in Vietnam is often misunderstood since advisors had already been placed in the southeast Asia country during the preceding Eisenhower administration.

Tradition holds that those Americans over fifty will spend part of Friday repeating their remembrances of “where they were when Kennedy was shot.”

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