A brief rewind: Looking into Mad Men’s JFK episode

With the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination approaching tomorrow, several networks will be premiering documentaries, specials and discussions on the untimely death of our 35th President.

This poignant topic is a difficult one to capture in a fictional setting, but one show was able to do it in an incredibly appropriate and moving way. In the third season of AMC’s Mad Men, the writers wove the JFK assassination into the storyline so beautifully, and demonstrated how the tragedy affected each character.

In this video, Matt Weiner, creator of Mad Men, discusses his thoughts while creating this perfectly crafted episode, an excellent piece of historical fiction.