As we approach the 50th anniversary of the tragic death of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, I have been consuming reading and video material of the JFK years, in not only the White House, but the aftermath and how it affected the lives of Jackie, his children, Bobby and the rest of the Kennedy family and how it changed this country forever.

I was amazed watching actual footage of the live news coverage from CBS, NBC, and ABC on that fateful day of November 22nd, 1963. Our media operates in such a different way today, where news travels instantly, that it is remarkable to watch how it looked and felt back then.

I also enjoyed a brilliant PBS documentary from their "American Experience" series. It captures what a complex and captivating couple the President and First Lady were. And almost 50 years later, still are. They were truly the first political rock stars. It's a compelling look at a life that was violently cut short.