Published November 19, 2013
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963 stunned the world. President Kennedy’s death put the Secret Service on the defensive. It's the organization that protects the president and his family. In conversations with several former Secret Service agents, VOA’s Kane Farabaugh discovered the assassination, and later attempts on Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, led to changes in how the President and first family are safeguarded.