JFK – 55

Yesterday was both American Thanksgiving and the 55th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy. In honour, I present some clips of JFK at press conferences – such charm and wit! I notice in this clip there are a few questions from May Craig, a real pioneer among journalists. You can see his real affection and regard for her in their interactions – you can also see a kind of flirtation and fun that would get a politician raked over the coals in our day. We have gained much with feminism, but also lost a fair bit, including humour. So unfortunate!