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  • In death and in life, TV fixated on JFK

    As this year's death-obsessed Emmy Awards broadcast took time to mention, Nov. 22 will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The remembrance traveled from Walter Cronkite's announcement of the president's death to a Carrie...
  • Nov. 22, 1963: 50 years, and still no conspiracy

     Nov. 22, 1963: 50 years, and still no conspiracy
    As one of the surviving members of the staff of the Warren Commission, which investigated and issued a report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am not looking forward to the coming weeks: Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of...
  • Dallas to mark JFK assassination with wide array of events

    Dallas to mark JFK assassination with wide array of events
    DALLAS — The city is preparing to mark the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination with events designed to celebrate his legacy and show how far Dallas, and the country, have come since that fall day in 1963. In addition to a city-...
  • Facts or conspiracies?

    Facts or conspiracies?
    Almost all of the readers who responded to Michael Shermer's Op-Ed article Tuesday didn't buy his idea that psychology helps to explain why JFK assassination theories persist. Reader Stephany Yablow of North Hollywood wrote: "J. Edgar Hoover came up...
  • Fifty years later, memories of JFK's assassination remain vivid for local coaches

    Fifty years later, memories of JFK's assassination remain vivid for local coaches
    Ray Smith and Bubba Hooker were in class, winding down the week before Thanksgiving. Mike Smith was waiting for his car to be repaired. Dennis Koutoufas saw it hit home at his Catholic school. And Mike Tallon delivered the news to his shocked community....
  • Lamar Waldron won't let go of the Kennedy assassination

    "TO THIS day I have serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone," Secretary of State John Kerry told Tom Brokaw of NBC News the other day. Of course, this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, which has revived interest...
  • Seeking the truth behind the tragedy

    Barb Junkkarinen emerges from the bedroom with the gift her husband and son gave her one Christmas. It's a 1940 Italian-made rifle, like the one Lee Harvey Oswald fired from a sixth-floor window at the Texas School Book Depository, killing President...
  • Still Fresh: The Day JFK Was Shot

    Still Fresh: The Day JFK Was Shot
    For those who are at least 55, the events of Nov. 22, 1963, are forever sealed in the collective memory. Ever fresh. Ever horrifying. Whether in school, at home or in the workplace, we heard the dreadful news on that Friday: John F. Kennedy has been...
  • Cop at JFK killing searched depository, called out, 'Here's a rifle'

    Cop at JFK killing searched depository, called out, 'Here's a rifle'
    DALLAS — Back in 1963, Dallas Sheriff’s Deputy Eugene Boone rushed to the scene of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy. As the 50th anniversary of the assassination approaches, Boone, 75 and living in Abilene, Texas, shared memories of...
  • JFK assassination: 50 years ago today the conspiracy theories began

    It was the assassination that launched a thousand conspiracy theories. Soon after President John F. Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, the "who killed Kennedy?" debate began, and 50 years later, it continues. There have been books, movies and...
  • Even after 50 years, JFK conspiracy theories abound

    "The moment that changed America" reads Time magazine's Nov. 25 edition -- speaking of JFK's assassination. So the conventional wisdom is that news magazines are finished and useless. I suggest you look at Time's two stories by David Von Drehle ("...
  • Kennedy assassination books fed an appetite for conspiracy

    Kennedy assassination books fed an appetite for conspiracy
    As a teenager in the 1970s, I learned about the paranoid style of American politics from the Kennedy assassination. Between seventh grade, when I discovered the Warren Commission report, and my junior year in high school, when I wrote a term paper...