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60/20 presented by JFK35

This special eight-part audio documentary, from the team who brings you the JFK35 podcast, will tell the story of the Kennedy campaign and how it has influenced American campaigns since. The series features historians, political operatives, journalists, and more as it covers the campaign from the primaries through Election Night, highlighting key moments and lesser-known stories in the race leading up to the final vote.

  • Saving Our Shorelines
    President John F. Kennedy felt a profound connection to the environment, particularly the sea. During his presidency, Kennedy would establish three national seashores including on Cape Cod. Learn about his... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-22
  • Examining Ernest Hemingway
    Thanks to a twist of fate, the archives of Ernest Hemingway have been mostly preserved here at the JFK Library. Learn more about that story from the Library’s Hemingway scholar... Read more
    Published on: 2021-04-08
  • Voting Rights in America with Stacey Abrams
    The United States saw the highest voter turnout in decades in the 2020 election. In many states, the increase in turn out was partly due to years of voter mobilization to... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-18
  • Presidents and the Bully Pulpit
    John F. Kennedy ran for president as television was beginning to change the game of presidential politics. The importance and power of presidents' use of the bully pulpit was growing... Read more
    Published on: 2021-03-11
  • 60/20: The End of the Road
    The long road to the White House in the 1960 campaign between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon comes to a dramatic end. In this final episode, we’ll look at... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-29
  • From Satellite Spies to Russian Trolls
    On October 4, 1957, the successful launch of the Soviet satellite Sputnik sparked fear of Soviet Union dominance in technology and space. In this episode, we’ll look at how John... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-22
  • 60/20: The First Debate
    As the Election of 1960 entered its final stage with the first presidential debate, who would benefit most-- Richard Nixon or John F. Kennedy? In this episode, we’ll tell you how... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-15
  • 60/20: The Campaign Comes to the Living Room
    In this episode, we take you on a journey that follows the 1960 campaign into millions of living rooms through television, and then explore how the Kennedy team used the... Read more
    Published on: 2020-10-01

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