Sincere thanks to Presenter, John Greene for advance information on this week’s programme on Sunday 16th June 2019. (S.R.)
Costing thirteen million euro and an expensive golf iron, the recent visit of American President Donald Trump was not controversy free.
Fifty six years and ten American Presidents earlier, John F. Kennedy was the first head of his country to drop by and say hello. Unlike ‘The Donald’, Kennedy’s visit was a morale booster for a nation in the midst of a depression.
Unlike Kennedy, it would be difficult to imagine a photograph of Trump keeping the Pope company on Irish kitchen walls.
However, on this week’s edition of ‘Where the road takes me’, John Greene discovers that the Kennedy’s had their own little skeletons in the cupboard as well.
Why for instance were two of JFK’s sisters airbrushed from family photographs and history.
Why did some members of the family attempt to airbrush their Irish roots into obscurity.
Forget Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby – why does the finger of blame for Kennedy’s assassination point mainly at his successor Lyndon B. Johnson.
The lesser known facts about the Kennedys – this Sunday evening on Where the road takes me at 7 – on C103.