WBEZ | 35th president http://www.wbez.org/tags/35th-president Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Passing the torch: 50 years after President Kennedy's inauguration http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/passing-torch-50-years-after-president-kennedys-inauguration <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Kennedy inauguration_0.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Thursday is the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy&rsquo;s inauguration. And as far away in time and place as that event sounds, some argue that Chicago can take a little credit &ndash; that Kennedy might not have been president without former Mayor Richard J. Daley and his very public support.<br /><br />To celebrate the milestone, the <a href="http://www.jfklibrary.org/" target="_blank">John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum</a> released digital copies of its archives. &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; listened to tape from his epic inaugural address to a civic luncheon in Chicago and found more than a few gems. And that some things never change.<br /><br />To honor the silver anniversary of President John F. Kennedy&rsquo;s inauguration, the show revisited significant moments of his presidency and had experts reflect on his legacy.<br /><br />The voices of former <a href="http://www.fcc.gov/" target="_blank">Federal Communications Commission</a> chair <a href="http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=minownewton" target="_blank">Newton Minow</a>, the founding director of the <a href="http://nmaahc.si.edu/" target="_blank">National Museum of African American History and Culture Lonnie Bunch</a>, writer <a href="http://www.carolfelsenthal.com/" target="_blank">Carol Felsenthal</a> and the executive director of the ACLU of Illinois <a href="http://il.aclu.org/site/PageServer?pagename=IL_Content_2009MemberConfConnell" target="_blank">Colleen Connell</a>.</p></p> Thu, 20 Jan 2011 14:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/passing-torch-50-years-after-president-kennedys-inauguration