Fiftieth Anniversary Of President Kennedy's Assassination

President John F. Kennedy's flag-draped casket lies in state in the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C. Two members of the honor guard attend the casket.
 - (John F. Kennedy Library)

President John F. Kennedy's flag-draped casket lies in state in the East Room of the White House, Washington, D.C. Two members of the honor guard attend the casket.

(John F. Kennedy Library)

Fiftieth Anniversary Of President Kennedy's Assassination

Diane and her guests discuss the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and its impact on American history.

The events of November 22, 1963, changed America. An eyewitness account of what happened in Dallas after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, what we know about the investigation and why it continues to stir debate today.

Guests

Hugh Aynesworth

former reporter, Dallas Morning News. He's the author of "November 22, 1963: Witness to History," about his coverage of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath.

Bill Minutaglio

professor of journalism at the University of Texas, Austin, co-author with Steven L. Davis of, "Dallas 1963" (October 2013)

Priscilla Johnson McMillan

former journalist and author of "Marina and Lee: The Tormented Love and Fatal Obsession Behind Lee Harvey Oswald's Assassination of John F. Kennedy."

Philip Shenon

former journalist with "the New York Times and author of "A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of The Kennedy Assassination."

Condolence Letters To Jackie Kennedy

More than 1.5 million condolence letters and telegrams from around the world poured in to the White House after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Kennedy administration assistants separated certain "VIP" messages addressed to his widow from individuals such as Martin Luther King, Jr., Duke Ellington and Nikita Khruschchev. View a selection of the sympathy messages, including the reply card first lady Jacqueline Kennedy sent to each condolence letter she received. Click "full screen" to view the letters in detail.

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