It sounds like FOX cleaned out the leftovers drawer in the studio and served it all up in a smorgasbord of clichés, but we will give it a chance since it is produced by J.J. Abrams.
But someone needs to tell Abrams that occupying the same time slot as NBC’s “Sunday Night Football” isn’t exactly a gift from FOX. Tonight when the 9-0 Chiefs play the 8-1 Broncos it will not take a crystal ball to guess which network will win the ratings battle.
The night would not be complete without a Kennedy show, but tonight at on The Learning Channel, “Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy” focuses on the courageous lady in the Pill Box Hat instead of that horrific day in
On the first day mail was delivered after the assassination of her husband, Jacqueline Kennedy received 45,000 letters of condolences. In just two months that number had reached 800,000, and was up to 1.5 million a year and a half later.
There is no doubt that the country mourned the passing of Kennedy, but such an outpouring of sympathy afterwards also speaks volumes about how much we adored the first lady, and shared her grief as our own.
Despite seeing her husband die in such an unimaginably grotesque way, Jackie Kennedy was the epitome of dignity and courage in the days leading up to the funeral. She displayed a quiet strength beneath her pain that inspired us all to keep moving forward, no matter how hard it might be.
“Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy” transcends the murky details of JFK’s death that we still question and reminds us all that first and foremost, we were a nation in grieving. It reminds us that our sense of loss was so profound that a total of 2 million people expressed their sorrow by taking the time to write a letter to Jacqueline Kennedy.
For those youngsters who only know Kennedy’s assassination as a lesson in a history book, “Letters to Jackie” should be required viewing. Films and books can tell the story, but nothing captures our sadness quite like a handwritten letter to a grieving widow.
Also on tonight, “The Walking Dead” continues to confound and surprise its audience with the return of the Governor. Rick and his band of merry zombie slayers have just escaped a deadly illness and a zombie attack of epic proportions, but the return of the governor means there’s no rest for the weary in a zombie apocalypse.
Join us tonight for our weekly online chat at
This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities @ WashingtonTimes.com. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING TWTC CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.