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A half-century after his death, PBS reexamines JFK’s life

LOS ANGELES — PBS’s fall schedule will examine President Kennedy’s life and his death 50 years ago through a modern lens, part of the network’s increased emphasis on relevance, its programming chief said.

A variety of programs about Kennedy will air in the weeks leading up to the milestone anniversary of his Nov. 22, 1963, assassination in Dallas, including ‘‘JFK,’’ a four-hour ‘‘American Experience’’ portrait of Kennedy, what he accomplished and what was left undone, PBS announced Thursday.

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