Comcast and John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum Launch the First JFK On Demand Destination on TV, Marks 50th Anniversary of Kennedy Presidency

Philadelphia, PA.

Comcast and the John F. Kennedy (JFK) Presidential Library and Museum have partnered to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Presidency and announced  the launch of the first video-on-demand destination featuring one of the largest public offerings of JFK content outside of the JFK Library.  This offering, exclusively available On Demand , will be available starting Friday, January 14 and includes famous speeches, Presidential Debates, newsreels, campaign commercials, documentaries and films.  

"Our partnership with Comcast presents a unique opportunity to extend this far-reaching legacy of the Kennedy Presidency to new generations and to millions of homes throughout the United States," said Tom Putnam, Director of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.    

"For the first time, millions of our customers, along with a new generation of Americans, will be able to relive - and in some cases experience for the first time - President Kennedy's legacy of service and the historic moments of his presidency from the comfort of their homes," said Marcien Jenckes, Senior Vice President & General Manager of Video and Entertainment Services for Comcast.  "We are thrilled to offer this content On Demand and are proud to partner with the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library Foundation to help further President Kennedy's message of service." 

Comcast's JFK 50 Years On Demand offering is available for free to Comcast digital video customers through February  25 and includes:  

  • Fourteen of President Kennedy's most famous speeches such as: 

  • Inaugural Address of President Kennedy - January 20, 1961

  • President  Kennedy's Address at Independence Hall - July 4, 1962

  • President  Kennedy's Remarks in the Rudolph Wilde Platz, West Berlin - June 26, 1963

  • President Kennedy's Radio and Television Address on the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty - July 26, 1963 

  • Universal newsreels that include:

  • JFK Tosses Hat into Ring - January 2, 1960

  • Press Conference: President Kennedy announces establishment of the Peace Corps -    March 1, 1960

  • March on Washington - August 28, 1963

  • Twelve films and documentaries like:

  • The Election of John F. Kennedy

  • Eyewitness: Kennedy Up Close

  • Profiles In Courage

  • Years of Lightning, Day of Drums

  • A Tour of the White House with Jacqueline Kennedy

  • Four time Academy Award ® Winner Charles Guggenheim's "John F. Kennedy 1917-1963"

  • All four Presidential Debates between Senator John F. Kennedy and Richard M. Nixon from 1960

  • Ten presidential campaign commercials

Comcast is also the National Patron of the 50th Anniversary of the Inauguration of John F. Kennedy, and the Corporate Sponsor of the Young Leaders Call to Service programs of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  Call to Service programs include several leadership enrichment programs for youth that project the ideals that President Kennedy championed and that are central to the mission of the Kennedy Presidential Library and Comcast Foundation.  

About Comcast Corporation

Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation's leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services.  With 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content. 

Comcast's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast's Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net).  Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events. 

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is a presidential library administered by the National Archives and Records Administration and supported, in part, by the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation. The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization founded in 1984 to provide financial support, staffing, and creative resources for the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum.  For more information, visit www.jfklibrary.org.