Politics
4:11 am
Fri November 22, 2013

What If President John F. Kennedy Had A Second Term?

President John F. Kennedy's flag-draped casket lies in state in the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C. Two members of the honor guard attend the casket
President John F. Kennedy's flag-draped casket lies in state in the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C. Two members of the honor guard attend the casket
Credit Abbie Rowe, White House Photographs / John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston

As we continue our coverage of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we try to peer into the future.

Rhode Island Public Radio’s Scott MacKay talks with historian and author James T. Patterson about what might have been had Kennedy lived for a second term.

Historian and author James T. Patterson is author of the book "The Eve of Destruction How 1965 Transformed America."
Historian and author James T. Patterson is author of the book "The Eve of Destruction How 1965 Transformed America."
Credit Catherine Welch / RIPR

Patterson is Professor of History emeritus at Brown University and author of several books, including "The Eve of Destruction How 1965 Transformed America."

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