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Lunch Break Video: See Judy Garland’s TV tribute to JFK a week after his assassination 50 years ago

There are a lot of Facebook postings about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

They have made me think about how my parents always spoke so sadly of the day and kept newspapers and magazines about it for years. I can probably still find them in a box in the garage.

Everyone was so heartbroken.

One of the Facebook posts, by author Randy Schmidt (Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter) included this video clip of Judy Garland’s tribute to JFK performed on her weekly TV show the week following his assassination.

“This is for you, Jack,” she said into the camera.

But her dedication was cut by those at CBS who considered it to be too political.


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