The JFK Assassination Anniversary: Public Perceptions And Political Realities

A close-up view of President John F. Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife, in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963, moments before the president's assassination.
 - (Library of Congress)

A close-up view of President John F. Kennedy with his wife, Jacqueline, and Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife, in Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963, moments before the president's assassination.

(Library of Congress)

The JFK Assassination Anniversary: Public Perceptions And Political Realities

In the first of a two-part series, Diane and a panel of experts explore gaps between public perceptions and political realities driving the events of the era.

On the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, a discussion of the public perceptions and political realities in the Kennedy White House, the city of Dallas and the nation.

Guests

Robert Dallek

presidential historian, author of "Camelot's Court: Inside the Kennedy White House" (2013) and "Nixon and Kissinger: Partners in Power" (2007), a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.

Larry Sabato

founder and director, University of Virginia Center for Politics and author of "The Kennedy Half-Century" (2013).

Bill Minutaglio

professor of journalism at the University of Texas, Austin, co-author with Steven L. Davis of, "Dallas 1963" (October 2013) and "Molly Ivins: A Rebel Life" (2009).

James Thurber

professor and director, Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University; author of "Obama in Office: The First Two Years."

JFK Assassination And Funeral In Photos

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