November 22, 2013
WE STARE at the screen as the motorcade turns into Dealey Plaza. We see the young president and his wife wave to an adoring crowd from the back of their limo. And we hold our breath. On cue, the shots ring out. And for the 50th year in a row, we watch Walter Cronkite tell us what we already know. We return to the scene of the crime every year like pilgrims to the hallowed shrine where their faith was born. Those of us of the "where-were-you-when" generation retell our stories to those too young to remember.
November 22, 2013 |
THE BULLETS that struck and killed President John F. Kennedy in Dallas' Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m. CST, echoed around the world – but the reverberations were especially loud in Philadelphia. Like so much about the JFK assassination, the connections aren't always on the surface. After all, Kennedy was the product of a Boston dynasty, slain on a Texas street - allegedly by an assassin who'd drifted around the globe. But in just a few years, the 35th president had forged a surprisingly deep bond with the City of Brotherly Love.
October 20, 2013 |
Until the very end, Sen. Arlen Specter insisted that one shooter - and only one - killed President John F. Kennedy. The "single bullet theory" was no theory, Specter would snap whenever the topic came up. "It's a conclusion," he repeatedly asserted. Specter, who died in 2012, was a rising young prosecutor when he joined the Warren Commission to investigate the Kennedy assassination. In a decision that continues to draw critics and controversy, the commission pinned the killing on Lee Harvey Oswald.
March 31, 2010 |
Madonna taps her baby's creativity Madonna says she couldn't design her new juniors fashion line without teenspiration from her 13-year-old daughter, Lourdes. Called Material Girl (what an odd name, must be brand new), it debuts this fall at Macy's. So what did Lola, as Madge calls her, contribute? "I am boring, basically," she says. "She reminds me of me when I was younger. " Mom says the experience taught her to see her baby "more as a creative person, as an artist, and less as my daughter.
November 18, 2003 |
On Saturday, it will be 40 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in that motorcade in Dallas. But in my mind's eye, it seems as though it were yesterday. Just a mention of that November day evokes names, faces, and scenes that come to mind almost without effort. Oswald, Ruby, Connally - these are last names that, for my generation, can stand alone without first names. Parkland Hospital, the Schoolbook Depository Building, Dealey Plaza, Elm Street - the streets, buildings, and public places of Dallas.
November 17, 2003 |
The flood of TV programming leading up to the 40th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination began this weekend, but there's more to come: Today "Men Who Killed Kennedy. " Parts 1, 2 and 3 of a six-hour series on the various theories surrounding the assassination. 8 p.m., the History Channel. "The Kennedys. " Stacy Keach narrates this repeat of PBS' "The American Experience," which begins with patriarch Joseph Kennedy. 9 p.m., Channel 12. "JFK: The Day That Changed America.
November 22, 2002 |
Dealey Plaza, the grassy knoll, the Texas School Book Depository . . . Interview With the Assassin revisits the eerie streetscape of 1963 Dallas, and the day (39 years ago today, in fact) when John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. While the central mystery of writer-director Neil Burger's provocative, documentary-style feature has its roots in that world-changing event, the film is set in the here and now, where truth and fiction blur on a nightly cavalcade of "reality" TV shows, where government conspiracies are taken as a given, and where paranoia limns the corridors of everyday life.
January 31, 2002 |
Nov. 22, 1963, was the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. For many, that date is a vivid memory. For many of those born since then, the day is almost ancient history. More than 38 years later, theories about the assassination, conspiracy and otherwise, abound. And so does the collecting of memorabilia related to that event. There are books, newspapers, magazines, ceramic plates, pins and photos. There's even a 1 hour and 21 minute-long video supposedly taped at the Joliet, Ill., Penitentiary in which an alleged CIA and mob-affiliated shooter confesses to his role in the JFK assassination.
July 22, 1999 |
He climbed aboard the Coast Guard boat in Menemsha Harbor, accompanied by his two sons, to make the ghastly trip to a spot off Martha's Vineyard near where the remains of his nephew, John F. Kennedy Jr., had been discovered. It was a journey Edward Moore Kennedy had made before. Too many times before. Dealey Plaza in Dallas. The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The bridge at Chappaquiddick. A hotel room in Palm Beach. A mountainside in Aspen. Like a grizzled ancient mariner bedeviled by his own special albatross of grief, the jowly senior senator from Massachusetts knew the territory.
November 22, 1996 |
WASHINGTON Amateur film captures moments before JFK hit An amateur film that captured President Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, in the minutes before he was shot was released yesterday by a federal board compiling a public record of the assassination. The three-minute, 16-millimeter film was taken by Dave Powers, a presidential aide who accompanied the Kennedys on the trip to Texas Nov. 21-22, 1963. Its release came on the day before the 33rd anniversary of the assassination by the Assassination Records Review Board.