Mr. Kennedy Comes to Connecticut
A CPTV Original
Watch Friday, November 15, 8:30 p.m. on CPTV
Just days before he was elected President, U.S. Senator John F. Kennedy made a memorable campaign stop in Waterbury on November 6, 1960. Delayed while traveling, Kennedy did not make his appearance until nearly 3 a.m. An estimated 30,000 to 50,000 people, who had waited in the rain for hours, were on hand to greet him. Kennedy spoke from a hotel balcony to the crowd that overflowed the Waterbury Green. Later, his press secretary, Pierre Salinger, said it was the greatest night of the campaign.
Producer: Bob Douglas; Executive Producer: Larry Rifkin; Copyright Connecticut Public Television