Watch Again

Jackie Kennedy Stands Silently By

Watch More
back to video

Jackie Kennedy Stands Silently By

Short | 03:46

After President Kennedy is pronounced dead, a devastated Jackie Kennedy stands silently by as Lyndon B. Johnson is sworn in as the 36th President of the United States.


More About This show

The doctor who tried to save him. The Secret Service agent who was seconds too late. The man wrongly accused of his murder. And the woman who unwittingly sheltered an assassin. The death of JFK has inspired thousands of books and debates over the last 50 years, but the stories of the people there on that day have gone largely untold...until now. Experience November 22, 1963 as it has never been presented before, in this minute-by-minute account of that day, narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey, and brought to life through rarely seen footage and rarely heard testimonies.


  • Phyllis Hall
  • Clint Hill
  • Dr. Robert McClelland
  • Wesley Buell Frazier
  • Sid Davis
  • Phyllis Hall

    Phyllis Hall

    Read Full Bio
    When Kennedy arrived at Parkland Hospital, Nurse Phyllis Hall received him and took him into the trauma room. She was the first to check his vital signs.

Ways to Watch

Have Smithsonian Channel through your TV provider?

Watch this show online now.

Return to Video Page