JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala
Preview | 30s
A first-ever look at the 1961 gala event celebrating President John F. Kennedy's election, featuring performances by Frank Sinatra (who also produced the evening), Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more. Because of a blizzard the night of the event, the program could not be broadcast on NBC as planned. This PBS broadcast is hosted by Phylicia Rashad.