Historians: Power of Primaries One of Kennedy's Greatest Legacies

1960 White House bid changed things


(Reuters)—Nearly fifty years after an assassin's bullet found its mark in Dallas, one of President John F. Kennedy's greatest political legacies is the power of the presidential primaries to select who will lead the nation.

This legacy was a topic of discussion at a recent roundtable of historians held at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston to promote a PBS documentary "JFK," debuting November 11.