I've seen this episode so many times and each time it's so amazing.
It circles around the Pryors, mainly Meg, who is dying to be on American Bandstand, even though her dad doesn't want her to. There's JJ who has quit football, much to his father's disapproval, and Patty who won't stop spelling things.
Patty is hilarious in this episode, I love her spelling. The dinner time conversations are classic, and I love the fight scene between Mr. Pryor and JJ, I have it memorized. Then Mrs Pryor comforting him. It's all so touching. And of course the end, when JFK is shot. The whole thing gives me goose bumps. This is an amazing Pilot episode! Watch it!