"The Assassination of President Kennedy" will explore the key conclusions of the controversial Warren Commission, as well as the shocking impact of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, ahead of the 50th anniversary on November 22.
Warren Commissions report is not worth the paper it was printed on. There are too many questions that were never asked or investigated. The commission had no reason to investigate at all they were already told the FBI had done the work. All they did was organize the information so that the public could be fooled or manipulated into believing that Oswald acted alone.
I was 11, home for lunch from school and watching Bozo the Clown (Live on WGN-TV Chicago). Amidst the fun and music, the News Bulletin appeared and announced JFK was shot. After running back to my classroom, my young teacher entered the room in tears saying, "...children, put your head's down and say a prayer for our President, he died..." I'll NEVER forget feelings of complete shock, sadness and fear for our country. The 60's was an unbelievably great Era to live; with so much change & progress, but the assassination of JFK; such a Great Man and force for those changes, was the absolute worst. A terribly sad week watching Jackie & Family and our nation in almost surreal images on black & white TV. All those same feelings are as vivid now as they were for me, 50 years ago.
I would say that if JFK had lived we would have been out of Vietnam by '67 or '68 Robert Kennedy would have had lot of input although he would have not been attorney general of he won a second term we will never know
One thing to take away from this is the extent to which a single news anchor, Walter Cronkite, seemed to be America's dad, or uncle. He was actually no older than Kennedy himself, who seemed youthful, but Cronkite projected the air of a somewhat older, wise man.
Living in a suburb of DC, the day of the funeral was eerie and quiet. Bus service was spotty if there was any. My best friend at University of MD. made her way to the funeral. I felt devastation as a young college student. I attended a junior college in Georgetown when Kennedy was running for President. We often stood across the street from his house. His death impacted many generations.
Has anyone wondered why Oswald - if he was so hell-bent on shooting Kennedy - didn't shoot him when he was approaching the TSBD? That would have been A) a closer shot, B) a better angle, and C) no tree branches to shoot through.
I was born 4 days before the assassination in NYC. So as I am about to turn 50 next week and obviously have only my parents' memories of that day in Dallas, I'm entrenched with watching this footage and other excellent documentaries of late.