Years of Lightning, Day of Drums


This rare filmed tribute to John F. Kennedy offers an inspiring view of the fallen president from the perspective of the mid-1960s. Produced by the United States Information Agency (USIA) and narrated by Gregory Peck, the program highlights the main achievements of JFK's New Frontier: the Peace Corps, the Alliance for Progress, the space program, civil rights, freedom, and peace. Extensive scenes from Kennedy's speeches and public appearances are juxtaposed with poignant color footage of the president's funeral procession.

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