"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 in typing class when the message came over the PA from the office ... walking home from school that day, I felt like Omega man ~ no people, no cars, not even dogs barking or even in view ... a heaviness was in the air ... grey & oppressive. The sorrow in my heart was so overwhelming ~ got home & my family just cried ... we had lost "the Father of our Country" & my heart broke for his family ...
There is no way that Oswald acted alone. I believe that Oliver Stones JFK was very close to the complete and true story. The truth has been covered up for far too long. It seems to me that if there was no conspiracy then the records relating to the assassination would have been made available to the public many years sooner; while most of the suspicious individuals have died.
This is an excellent recap of what was shown on TV 50 years ago. It shows you how the media was so quick to get the stories out that many mistakes were made. This was the true beginning of the power of TV.
I am 32, so nowhere close to being even thought of when JFK was assassinated, but my dad had just turned 12 three days before the assassination. He was at school when the intercom announced that the president had been shot. He said that the teacher started crying and they were all dismissed. He cried on the walk home, and someone stopped to ask him if he wanted a ride and why he was crying. The mad hadn't heard. When he was told, he started crying. I SOOOOO wish I Would have been alive to know the greatness that was JFK. I have been enthralled in this story since I was a little kid because my dad was so interested! I really look forward to the day that all of the records are unsealed.
Interesting to hear Walter Cronkite say only minutes after Kennedy's passing how "many years to come, we will never forget where we were the day we heard the news." I was born 3 years later, my generation uses that term in relation to 9/11 today. I've often wondered if American citizens experienced the same feelings of fear and anxiety concerning our national security back then, that I remember experiencing for the first time ever as an American citizen, on and after the events of 9/11/01.