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.

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