ABC’s Pan Am: ‘Kennedy Loves Stewardesses!’

Tonight (Sunday at 10 PM EDT/PDT, 9 PM CDT), ABC’s new Mad Men-inspired (though much shallower) drama set in 1963, Pan Am, about New York City-based flight crews for Pan Am airlines, will have a plot revolving around President John Kennedy’s visit to Berlin.

In the promo, run at the end of last week’s episode, a stewardess character excitedly exclaims: “Kennedy loves stewardesses!” Sound like a safe bet. Video below of the promo.


The promo’s announcer promises: “It was a time when anything seemed possible.” A stewardess then says “we’re going to a party for Kennedy,” before she gushes: “Kennedy loves stewardesses! If we go as a group we have a pretty good chance of getting in.”

Another stewardess triumphantly declares: “I’m going to meet him right here, right now!”

Tonight’s episode is titled “Ich Bin Ein Berliner.”’s plot summary for the October 9 show:

Maggie intends to meet President Kennedy when the crew flies to Berlin with journalists sent to cover his speech; painful memories force Colette to confront her tragic past.

Brent Baker
Brent Baker
Brent Baker is the Steven P.J. Wood Senior Fellow and VP for Research and Publications at the Media Research Center