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November 20, 1988 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
Quietly and almost completely out of the public eye, the two children of Lee Harvey Oswald have grown up to lead the most average of American lives. June, the older at 26, is a businesswoman married to a businessman, and they are expecting their first child - Oswald's first grandchild. Rachel, 25, is on the verge of receiving her degree from the University of Texas. She would like to become a nurse. "I'm doing great," June said recently during a brief conversation outside her attractive home in a Dallas-Fort Worth suburb.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1992 | By Andy Wickstrom, SPECIAL TO THE INQUIRER
Thanks to Oliver Stone's praised and condemned JFK, conspiracy theories are in favor again. The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is a tragedy wrapped in mystery and contradiction, and the official account of what happened has many flaws. Consequently, self-appointed assassination experts have never been far from the headlines. But now that highly placed public figures, including Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D., Mass.), are calling for a reopening of the files, the hope of new discoveries is especially keen.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Jamie Stengle, Associated Press
DALLAS - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his uncle, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship. " Kennedy and his sister Rory spoke about their family Friday night during an interview with Charlie Rose at in Dallas. The event was part of observances marking the 50th anniversary of the president's death. Kennedy was killed Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas.
NEWS
November 20, 1993 | By ELLEN GOODMAN
We all know where we were. Every one of us over 35 can tell you what we were doing when we got the news. There are moments in life when the clock simply stops. There are events permanently imprinted on a generation, tattooed on a nation. On Nov. 22, 1963, I was working, at my first job, in the wire room at Newsweek magazine. One of the teletype machines began to ping the way it did for a news bulletin. I walked to the back of the machine and read the words as they came over the wire one at a time: "The President has been shot.
NEWS
November 22, 2002
The Commission has found no evidence that either Lee Harvey Oswald or Jack Ruby was part of any conspiracy, domestic or foreign, to assassinate President Kennedy. . . . If there is any such evidence it has been beyond the reach of all the investigative agencies and resources of the United States and has not come to the attention of this Commission. - Report of the Warren Commission, September 1964
NEWS
June 12, 1992 | From Daily News wire services
NEW YORK NO FUROR FOR FUEHRER BUT OSWALD SELLS The only known self-portrait of Adolf Hitler, penciled in 1916, failed to sell at auction last night. No one matched auctioneer Herman Darvick's opening bid of $9,000. The self-portrait was expected to sell for between $15,000 and $25,000. The portrait, on yellowish paper in an old 8-inch by 10 1/2-inch brown frame, shows a three-quarters view of Hitler when he was 27, wearing a World War I uniform and cap and carrying a dispatch bag. The high price for the night was $15,400 paid for a 1959 letter from Lee Harvey Oswald from the Soviet Union to his brother Robert.
NEWS
February 24, 1992 | By Lee Winfrey, INQUIRER TV WRITER
If you recently saw the hit movie JFK and want to know more about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald is a good place to start. Host Bill Kurtis describes the five-hour special on cable's Arts & Entertainment like this: "There is no script, there has been no rehearsal. The judge is a real judge, the lawyers are lawyers, the witnesses are all genuine. No actor will be playing Lee Harvey Oswald: The defendant's chair is empty. " In fact, no actors are involved at all. Presiding is Lucius D. Bunton 3d, a federal judge in Texas since 1979.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2003 | By ELLEN GRAY -- Daily News Television Critic
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.
NEWS
January 27, 1999 | by James A. Fussell
Have you noticed what people have started calling Bill Clinton now that he's in trouble? Not President Clinton. Not Bill Clinton. William Jefferson Clinton. Ah, the middle name. You know you've stepped in it when they use your middle name. It's as if he were still a little boy and his mama found out he'd painted his name on the side of the house. "William Jefferson Clinton!" she'd likely yell. "Get in here right now!" Today, with Clinton facing a crisis that could end his presidency, it's no wonder politicians and pundits are essentially doing the same thing.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1993 | By Jonathan Storm, INQUIRER TELEVISION CRITIC
This week's Kennedy assassination TV gala - or wallow, or whatever you choose to call it - provides a cautionary lesson. No, it's not about the excesses that the 30th anniversary of a combination historical turning point/emotional calamity/intriguing murder mystery can inspire on television. Even a casual observer could have seen the flood of anniversary assassination-alia coming years ago. The lesson is about the TV docudrama, an art form that generated significant controversy when it was new, but has generally gone unquestioned recently as it has become the backbone of the TV movie industry.
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NEWS
November 22, 2013
IN RESPONSE to Stuart Caesar's letter and his comment about JFK being a "conservative Republican," allow me to quote the former president defending liberalism: "If by a 'Liberal' they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people - their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights and their civil liberties - someone who...
NEWS
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.
NEWS
October 20, 2013 | By Jennifer Lin, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 4, 2013 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
AS THE 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK nears, we have "Parkland," a docudrama that reimagines the whole thing as an episode of "ER. " The movie concentrates on events of Nov. 22, 1963, at Dallas' Parkland Hospital, where President Kennedy was taken after being shot. It plays like a standard emergency-room drama - an overmatched young resident (Zac Efron) an efficient and compassionate nurse (Marcia Gay Harden) and a take-charge senior physician (Colin Hanks). The dynamics are repeated soon after, when the president's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, is himself shot, and the same doctors attend to his wounds, amid the same sort of ER crash-cart hubbub.
NEWS
January 13, 2013 | By Jamie Stengle, Associated Press
DALLAS - Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is convinced a lone gunman wasn't solely responsible for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, his uncle, and said his father believed the Warren Commission report was a "shoddy piece of craftsmanship. " Kennedy and his sister Rory spoke about their family Friday night during an interview with Charlie Rose at in Dallas. The event was part of observances marking the 50th anniversary of the president's death. Kennedy was killed Nov. 22, 1963, while riding in a motorcade through Dallas.
NEWS
March 20, 2012
Too soon? When it comes to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, even after nearly 150 years, the answer to that crucial comedic question still appears to be "Yes. " Bobblehead dolls in the likeness of Lincoln's assassin, John Wilkes Booth, were recently removed from the shelves of the gift shop at Gettysburg National Military Park. The dolls were being sold for about a week before a reporter from the Evening Sun of Hanover asked about them, whereupon they were gone faster than Booth himself could be smoked out of a Virginia tobacco barn.
NEWS
June 20, 2011
James P. Hosty, the FBI agent who inherited Lee Harvey Oswald's file the year before President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and was implicitly accused of negligence in the Warren Commission Report, has died of cancer. He was 86. Mr. Hosty spent nearly five decades defending himself against accusations that he should have investigated Oswald more closely. He died June 10 at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City, Mo., McGilley and Hoge Johnson County Memorial Chapel said on its website.
NEWS
November 28, 2003 | By John Timpane
Like millions of Americans, I watched the Kennedy television specials last week. For many people (and not only of a single generation), JFK's assassination has become a national recurring nightmare. And over the weekend, as the 40th anniversary came and went, I realized two things. First: In light of (and despite) the evidence, it's likely that Lee Harvey Oswald fired the shots that killed Kennedy. Second: Frustration persists. And I think I know why. I watched hours of conspiracy theory - that it was the Chicago Mob, the Corsican Mob, Cuba, LBJ, the CIA, or Russia who had JFK killed.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 17, 2003 | By ELLEN GRAY -- Daily News Television Critic
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.
NEWS
November 22, 2002
The Commission has found no evidence that either Lee Harvey Oswald or Jack Ruby was part of any conspiracy, domestic or foreign, to assassinate President Kennedy. . . . If there is any such evidence it has been beyond the reach of all the investigative agencies and resources of the United States and has not come to the attention of this Commission. - Report of the Warren Commission, September 1964
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