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Virtual JFK: Vietnam If Kennedy Had Lived

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Release Date: September 17, 2008Running Time: 80 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Documentary

Koji Masutani
James Blight
Janet M Lang
Koji Masutani

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Investigates one of the most debated "what if" scenarios in the history of U.S. foreign policy: What would President John F. Kennedy have done in Vietnam if he had not been assassinated in 1963, and had he been re-elected in 1964? Employed is what Harvard historian Niall Ferguson calls "virtual history," assessing the plausibility of counterfactuals--"what ifs"--and the outcomes they might have produced. Using an array of resources including recently declassified and never-before-seen archival footage, documents, and audio tapes, and testimony from a critical oral history conference, including Kennedy and Johnson administration officials, the question is asked: Does it matter who is presiden... Full Summary >>