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John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

United States Information Agency Film

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Washington, DC
Sunday, November 24, 2013

This 1964 documentary is narrated by actor Gregory Peck and tells the story of President Kennedy's 1000 days in office; while also showing scenes from his funeral.  The film was created to show internationally only, but due to critical acclaim, the U.S. Congress passed a special resolution allowing it to be seen in the United States beginning in 1966.  The documentary was funded by the U.S. Information Agency and written and directed by Bruce Herschensohn.

Updated: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:32pm (ET)

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