Ranger Talks

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16 minutes, 50 seconds

Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. is a very complicated figure with a variety of identities over the course of his life: a son, a brother, a student, a husband, a father, a financier, a film producer, and a public servant, but his wealth, his career, and indeed his entire life is often reduced to one-word: bootlegger. It has become part of the Kennedy family story. Ranger Jon explores the origins of this myth in an attempt to explain its continued persistence

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1 hour, 54 minutes, 56 seconds

On July 10, 2021, John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site honored Eunice Kennedy Shriver on the 100th anniversary of her birth with a filmed presentation that celebrated her life and legacy. The program included Shriver family members, biographers, disabilities rights advocates, and an award-winning Special Olympics athlete, among others.

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6 minutes, 50 seconds

As the road that connects the Capitol and the White House, Pennsylvania Avenue National Historic Site is the path that welcomed most new presidents to their new residence after taking the oath of office. Despite a series of mishaps, President John F. Kennedy delivered one of the most remembered inauguration speeches of all time and was able to make the traditional journey down Pennsylvania Avenue thanks to people who did for their country.


Last updated: August 27, 2021

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