NBC’s ‘Today Show’ Gushes over ‘Striking’ 50-Year Old Photos of JFK

‘I believe the Kennedys to America are the closest thing you have to a royal family. And here they are back stage. Incredible’

NBC's Kennedy Obsession: Today Gushes Over 'Striking' 50-Year-Old Photos of JFK (NewsBusters)

In the latest example of NBC's unhealthy obsession with the Kennedys, Monday's Today devoted a three-minute segment to promoting 54-year-old photos of JFK and Jackie vacationing on Cape Cod in 1961, with correspondent Sheinelle Jones proclaiming: "...what's so striking about these images is that they depict the first couple in a way many of us aren't accustomed to seeing – away from the confines of the White House, enjoying just another day at the beach."

Jones began the fawning report: "Camelot's first couple, President John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie, American icons to this day. Now we're getting a rarely seen glimpse of the couple in some never-before-seen photographs that are going up for auction." RR Auction House executive vice president Bobby Livingston could not contain his excitement: "I believe the Kennedys to America are the closest thing you have to a royal family. And here they are back stage. Incredible."

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