John F. Kennedy 50 Years Later: Indelible Images

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Nov. 22 (Bloomberg) -- In today's "First Look," Bloomberg's Alix Steel highlights the photos illustrating headlines from around the world. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance."


We have been talking about it all morning.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of president kennedy, and we have amazing photos that commemorate him as a president.

A useful -- youthful jfk upon his torpedo boat in the pacific.

This was not pretty boy son of the ambassador who got the easy gig in the war.

Of course, and the older brother died in a mission and kennedy nearly died when pt109 was cut into by a japanese destroyer.

These guys fought the war.

He received three bronze stars, purple heart, world war ii victory medal.

I did not know how much he actually received.

And it really debilitated him as well, which we only learned later on.

The next patient -- picture is one that is familiar to all of us.

President kennedy riding in the motorcade in dallas, texas, with his wife jackie.

Shots rang out 1:30 p.m. the panache of mrs.

Kennedy and what she brought to the white house.

You and i talked about the vigor.

Jackie led him down the stairs of the airplane and said this is what we are going to do.

She was a huge influence on the excitement of the moment, either republican or democrat.

A lot of tapes came out, and her writings afterwards -- what an intelligent woman.

Did and she coined the phrase camelot after jfk?

She promoted the concept.

But she had a tremendous wisdom, and a lot of these wonderful tapes of her interviews afterwards showed she got the personalities of world leaders with great clarity.

Island last photo is three days after the assassination of president kennedy -- our last photo is three days after the assassination of resident kennedy with the state funeral.

John junior, breaking away from his mother's hand to salute the casket.

It makes me choke up.

What we were talking about earlier -- the beginning of modern television.

We were transfixed.

Four days, nothing but watching the screen.

It was a company unique experience in history.

That event of the entire country, for four solid days and you remember just as if it were today.

The 50th anniversary at arlington cemetery.

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