TLC's "Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy" highlights 20 of the more than 800,000 condolence letters sent to the first lady following the 1963 death of her husband.
One of those letter writers was Raymond A. Melder, of Fort Lauderdale.
Melder, now 75, was a lieutenant in the U.S. Army Signal Corps stationed in Mannheim, Germany, at the time, and wrote a letter to his parents five months after Kennedy was shot. Moved by the letter, his mother sent a copy to Kennedy's widow.
In the two-hour film, which debuts Nov. 17, actor Channing Tatum recites excerpts from Melder's two-page letter: "Now that all the tragedy...