Election Night After-Dark Special: Chris Matthews Shares a Story About JFK Going to a Porno

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In the days before Weather Channel and Animal Planet could provide anxious Americans a reprieve from Election Day news coverage, a potential president-to-be needed a way to get his mind off the wait for the results. According to a nostalgic Chris Matthews, those precious hours between the polls closing and the races officially being called are traditionally used by candidates to go out to dinner, or, if their name was John F. Kennedy, to take in a porno. Matthews claimed to the MSNBC panel that Jack Kennedy and Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee went to a porn theater in West Virginia, but it ended up being closed. Tough break for the good old boys.