Ken Burns’s PBS series doesn’t dwell on the economic theory that got America into Vietnam and staying there: Walt Rostow’s theory that Communism held back development.
Posts tagged: John F. Kennedy
Was it Rudyard Kipling? Or Mark Twain? Which popular author hated Jane Austen so much? Jane Austen’s 200th deathday is July 18th, and The New York Times is celebrating with a Jane Austen quiz. …..
What a year for being born was 1917! Actor Dean Martin, Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and jazz star Thelonius Monk all hit their 100th birthdays this year… and they can’t even crack the top …..
Newspaper columnist Jimmy Breslin died on Sunday at age 88. He was “the biggest, the baddest, the brashest, the best columnist in New York City.” If you never heard of …..
Actor Bill Paxton has died, quite suddenly, at age 61. His family said in a statement that “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed …..
Natalie Portman is playing First Lady Jackie Kennedy in the new biopic Jackie. The film just premiered at the Venice Film Festival and it’s a “brilliantly constructed, diamond-hard character study,” according …..
Is it Queen Lili’uokalani? Or maybe Babe Ruth? No, it’s a bad portrait of Mary Todd Lincoln, brought to you courtesy of the Museum of Bad Art in Somerville, Massachusetts. The Museum …..
This photo of President John F. Kennedy with actress Marilyn Monroe may be the most famous shot of JFK chatting up an actress. The photo was taken at a private house party …..
Remembering a president who would have turned 96 this year.
Near the 50th anniversary of his famous visit, John F. Kennedy is still beloved in his ancestral home.
Remembering the Texas governor who was sitting right in front of the president when it all went down.
Seen in the lobby of a small Ohio hotel: a glimpse of John F. Kennedy’s run for president.
Wily Dwight Eisenhower used a combination of brains and befuddlement to keep nukes out of action in the 1950s.
The man who filmed President Kennedy’s shooting would be 107 this year; his camera turns 50.
Garry Winogrand’s great photos show “the people watching the parade, not the parade.”
Now we know why Monica Lewinsky is getting so many page views.
First Lady Edith Wilson ran the country for more than a year, to hear some people tell it. And she died 50 years ago today.
“A truly socialistic regime.” “Free enterprise is finished. States’ rights have vanished. We now have taxation without representation.” Gee, they’re talking about Barack Obama, right? Not quite.
President Nixon, still the victim after all these years.
President John F. Kennedy and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, died at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas within two days of each other in 1963.
Barack Obama turns 50 years old on this very day. Question: How many other U.S. presidents have turned 50 while in office? Take a guess, and we’ll give you the answer after this roll call.
Hubert H. Humphrey was born 100 years ago today.
Not so much. It was American Express what done it.
This is the beaver-and-silk hat worn by John F. Kennedy at his inauguration as U.S. president on this day 50 years ago.The John F. Kennedy Library describes the top hat this way:
Here’s a speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., one said to be the last before he was killed:
Here’s our big list. It starts with feminist Mary Daly on January 3rd, and ends (so far) with JFK advisor Ted Sorensen on October 31st.Who was the most famous person to die in 2010? Tthere’s no real standout there. I give the nod either to Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger, or to Hollywood icon Tony Curtis.
If Marlene Dietrich were still alive, she’d be 109 years old today.
My guess is we’d still be reading about her exploits in Hollywood — suggestive rumors about her “close” relationships with Jesse McCartney and, say, Lady GaGa.
And still making visits to the troops overseas, singing a dubstep version of “Falling in Love Again (Can’t Help It)” (remixed by Kanye and available on iTunes).
John F. Kennedy was shot to death on this day in 1963 by Lee Harvey Oswald. Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as president on Air Force One after the death of John F. Kennedy on 22 November 1963.
Ted Sorensen has died of a stroke in New York City. He was 82 years old.
So Dick Cheney had a pump implanted in his heart last week. The prognosis is uncertain: it may be the prelude to heart transplant surgery, or it may be a semi-reliable solution that could endure for years.
This week’s flap over the JFK naked-women-on-a-yacht photo — the one that turned out to be a big fake — came at an odd time for our family.
In honor of Peter Lawford’s 25th deathday… the Rat Pack in holiday mode.
The New York Post, without citing its source, says Elin Nordegren may seek as much as $500 million from Tiger Woods if she divorces the golfer.
The National Enquirer claims that golfer Tiger Woods has been dallying with a woman named Rachel Uchitel.Uchitel seems to have a certain self-promotional touch in any case. Here she is in a profile from Black Book last year:
From the Houston Chronicle: A page with links to audio of President Lyndon B. Johnson calling Ted Kennedy on the occasion of his brother John’s death in 1963, and again on the occasion of his brother Bobby’s death in 1968.
Those who know Boston may be interested in the route that Ted Kennedy’s body will take today.Near the State House the Senator will visit an odd address:
Mr. McNamara saw his central role as preventing nuclear war. During his tenure as secretary of defense, there were conflicts that could have escalated into nuclear war — the confrontation over Berlin, the Cuban missile crisis. All of this must be seen against the backdrop of the prevailing ideas of the time, the domino theory and the cold war.
John F. Kennedy, Jr. was never called “John-John” by his family.At least, not according to JFK aide and speechwriter Ted Sorensen. In his 2008 book Counselor, Sorensen recalls sending a draft of his 1965 memoir Kennedy to Jacqueline Kennedy for her review.
In our new profile of Illinois senator Roland W. Burris we include a link to photos of a his mausoleum — no, he’s not dead — in Chicago’s Oak Woods Ceremony. The sizable monument to Burris lists the senator’s many accomplishments under the heading “Trail Blazer.”
Made by Cadillac.”One news agency, noting its 8-inch-thick doors, says the limo can withstand a ‘direct hit from an asteroid.’ But GM spokeswoman Joanne K. Krell laughed off the comments. ‘And it will fix you a latte if you ask,’ she jokes.”A $25 billion latte, if you include the cost of the GM buyout.