"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 myself at this time was only 4 years old but all I can remember is all the people crying and seeing a man get shot on tv and asking why Daddy; But now some 50 years later I ask myself why in the hell was Ruby allowed to be so near Oswald. I also believe that Oswald was used and set up and maybe Ruby was sent there on purpose.
Those three days were the first time that millions of people were glued to TVs for days, over the same occasion. When I was a kid, adults used to talk about Franklin D. Roosevelt as though he had been around just the day before, and his death devastated the nation, but all reporting on that was done on the radio and in print. It wasn't the same thing as TV. This was a 3-day period of nationally shared shock and grief.
@Rog The culture back then was different. And of course Oswald was set up. They were broadcasting his description minutes after the shooting, and that was before he even "supposedly" shot Tippett. And just who was Tippett, and why was he so far out of his patrol zone? I've never found any answers to that.
I have three questions that no one has asked (as far as I know). Who hired Lee Harvey Oswald to work at the Texas School Book Depository? How did he know the precise motorcade route one month before it happened? Would that not be a big high-profile security mistake?
I was sitting in my seventh grade classroom in Dallas. We were so excited that the President was visiting our town. That day turned into a day of horror for us - evacuating the building because they didn't know who or where the killer was, getting home and seeing my mom crying, after she shocked my father because he had just seen President Kennedy downtown where he worked, yet Mom was telling him he was dead - sitting motionless in front of the television set. It was a horrific four days. Everything was closed. Frightening for us, yet fascinating, too, to learn about the pomp and circumstance - and history - of the presidential funeral. The world stopped, but it also continued to unfold on television. So many reasons I remember those four days so vividly; it was a pivotal moment in my life. Amazing to still feel so mortified to watch this special, but viewing it as an adult rather than a twelve year-old.
This is my first blog ever. I am crying as I was then. I cannot believe it; it feels as if 50 years since has never happened. I was a young bride of just 26 with a year old son. My husband and I cried for days, rarely leaving the television. Never thru the years did my husband ever stay away from work as he did. JFK