"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.
I was newly married and in Gainesville, Florida, where I had met my husband while going to the University of Florida. A fellow student knocked on my door of the apartment I was living in. My husband was in class. 'The president's been shot," she said. We turned on the television and watch it together. Thirty years later I would discover in a family story a plausible motive for Kennedy's death and the attempted assassination of De Gaulle and Khrushchev. All over their efforts to covert to tidal power: see www.quoddydam.com
Lyndon Johnson became the first and only President in history to be sworn into office by a woman, federal judge Sarah Hughes. In a museum some years ago, I saw the brown wool suit that Hughes wore that day.
Watching CNN The Assassination of JFK. Maybe my fb Family & friends can answer this question for me. I live in St. Augustine FL. which is nowhere near the size of Dallas TX. There are more people at our Annual Christmas Parade which is the smallest local parade of the year than was at the parade in Dallas.TX where JFK was assassinated. Does anyone else find that strange. The was a parade which included the president of the USA driving in an open convertible car and hardly anyone turned out. In Dr. Augustine, FL. just school kids would have out numbered the people attending that parade that day.
One of the most interesting things about the JFK assassination is that Oswald had a brother, Robert, who has maintained a certain quiet dignity about the whole thing for 50 years.
Robert was a veteran, a fine member of the community who has always kept a listed phone number (can you imagine that?!) and has always cooperated with everyone. He's still living and grants interviews every few years. He believed his brother was guilty and stayed out of the spotlight.
It's amazing to me that one brother was such a fine man ... and the other was anything but.
On November 22, 1963 President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. CNN is airing a special on that right now. It has remarkable photos, audio recordings and videos. I was 4 at the time and grew up learning about JFK from TV, yet his loss was meaningful to me from the moment I saw him.
Today, it is chic for some to say he may have been beloved but his presidency was mediocre. I do not agree with that. I think he was among our best Presidents and, with his actions during the Cuban Missile Crisis and his work to end testing nuclear weapons in the atmosphere, he may have made among the two greatest contributions to mankind's survival in our history.
His vision and charisma were unique. His honesty in the face of failure was unique and refreshing.
Kathi Cordsen also became consumed with death after JFK’s assassination. She was 11 years old at the time and never knew anyone who had died. “More fear came over me when Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey Oswald, because what came into my head was this was going to keep going and going until finally they kill every man including my dad. I was so emotional and very afraid.” http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-1050926
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