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updated 5/27/2004 12:22:14 PM ET 2004-05-27T16:22:14

MSNBC’s original hour-long documentary, “JFK: The Day That Changed America,” premiered Monday, Nov. 17, 9-10 p.m. ET, marking the 40th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, with personal recollections by friends, celebrities, and business and political luminaries whose lives were touched by the young President and his tragic death, and who share where they were when they first heard the shocking news.

Hosted by Chris Matthews, his first-ever documentary, “JFK: The Day That Changed America” is a look back at the dramatic events of Nov. 22, 1963 and the lasting effects the death of the 35th American president had on the country and its citizens. Featuring exclusive interviews with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, former President Gerald Ford, business tycoon Donald Trump, “Tonight Show” host Jay Leno, Gore Vidal, William F. Buckley and many others who share their memories of that painful day and how it changed their lives.

Through these many personal reflections, MSNBC hoped to create a tapestry of memories and exploring how one moment in time shaped the nation’s history. “Every American old enough to remember can tell you exactly where they were when they first heard the news that President Kennedy had been shot,” says 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews. “At that moment, the country was bonded in mourning, and forever in memory.”

Tammy Haddad and Scott Hooker are the Executive Producers of “JFK: The Day That Changed America.”

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