MATT PORTER: As our 35th president, John F. Kennedy brought bold and inspirational leadership to our country. He inspired citizens to take action for the greater good. He inspired the young and the old to venture out into the world to serve. And he even set a bold vision which took us to the stars.
JAMIE RICHARDSON: But behind those powerful moments etched in history, there was more-- a young man who explored the world. A man who never forgot who is best friends were, even when rising in the ranks of politics. A father who played games with his two children in the Oval Office.
In this podcast we will tell you those stories told through the documents, photos, and artifacts kept here at the JFK library.
SUBJECT 1: What they're going to learn is that he was a man, and that he is relatable. A lot of the stories, a lot of the things that were going on, really bring out the human side of John F. Kennedy.
JOHN F. KENNEDY: I thought the idea was that that conference had passed into history, and that you would never have a chance to ask that question.
SUBJECT 2: What he did, what led to behind it, and what he was like as a person. So give them a more intimate view of John Kennedy, not just what did in the '60s, but how is it relevant today.
JOHN F. KENNEDY: Together we shall save our planet. Or together we shall perish in its flames.
SUBJECT 1: When you have the ability to talk with the experts who are working with a collection, it allows for more information to go out. And it allows for a richer story.
SUBJECT 3: You know, that he went through that at such a young age, and-- they know that he was a war hero, but when they know why and how, it's really even more incredible, I think, for visitors.
SUBJECT 2: The curators, the archivists, the educators, everyone who works in the building or works with the collection, they do such a thoughtful job of getting the information out. They're the unsung heroes, and it's great to share their stories in communicating President Kennedy's legacy.
MATT PORTER: So join me, Matt Porter--
JAMIE RICHARDSON: and me, Jamie Richardson--
MATT PORTER: as we sit down with the experts from the JFK library to dig deeper into the collections and look back at President Kennedy's life.
JAMIE RICHARDSON: And we'll also speak to historians and other experts to look at the effect of President Kennedy's actions on people's lives back then and today.
MATT PORTER: This is JFK35, a podcast by the JFK Library Foundation.
JAMIE RICHARDSON: Subscribe today.
JOHN F. KENNEDY: And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.