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John F. Kennedy Assassination (1963)

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  • Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment

    Another Tilghman involved in a historic moment
    Several readers wrote me about last week's column that told the story of federal Judge Sarah Tilghman Hughes, a Baltimorean who swore in Lyndon B. Johnson as president aboard Air Force One after the assassination of John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. They...
  • Amy Winehouse and the 'girl group' sound

    Amy Winehouse and the 'girl group' sound
    When Amy Winehouse's album "Back to Black" first appeared on American charts, I was teaching the History of Rock at Johns Hopkins. Given my focus on the history of musical genres, I was immediately struck by her innovative use of the past. Ms. Winehouse...
  • Worthy Canadian initiative

    Canadian journalist Jonathan Kay quotes Joseph Bottum on cranks: "There are three infallible signs of the crank. ... The first is that he has  theory about the Jews. The second is that he has a theory about money. And the third is that he has a theory...
  • The Aegis staff remembers 9/11/01

    Becoming news reporters was the farthest thing on the minds of many current members of The Aegis staff on the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. Most of them were still in school and hadn't even thought about where their career paths might lead. For the...
  • What would JFK do about deficit?

    In less than one week, this nation will remember the assassination of President John F. Kennedy exactly 48 years ago. It would serve the nation well if members of Congress would recall the immortal words President Kennedy spoke on Jan. 20, 1961: "Ask...
  • Andy Warhol is back in the 'Headlines' at NGA

    Andy Warhol died in 1987, but he continues to make headlines. This is almost literally the case with a National Gallery of Art exhibit, "Warhol: Headlines," that showcases screenprints and paintings whose design imitates that of a newspaper front page....
  • Walter Cronkite, America's original anchorman, dead at 92

    Walter Cronkite, America's original anchorman, dead at 92
    Former CBS anchorman Walter Cronkite, who was named the "most trusted man in America" in a 1972 poll and came to personify the golden age of network TV news, died Friday. He was 92. Mr. Cronkite's longtime chief of staff, Marlene Adler, said Mr. Cronkite...
  • A defining experience for a young generation

    Eighteen teens sit at their desks in full first-day-of-school awkwardness: Eyes are wandering, hands fidgeting, yawns are being stifled. Within minutes, the classroom at Notre Dame Preparatory School electrifies, backs straighten to attention, voices...
  • 'First lady' of civil rights

    Coretta Scott King, a pioneer of the civil rights movement who marched alongside her husband, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., in the fight for equality and carried his torch for nearly four decades after his death, died early yesterday in Mexico. She was...
  • John Waters has mellowed, but his humor remains twisted, his sensibilities bizarre

    John Waters has mellowed, but his humor remains twisted, his sensibilities bizarre
    Wholesome little Appleton, Wis., slips past the passenger window without arousing any visible interest in tonight's guest lecturer. A shop selling sewing machines. A Christian bookstore. The Martin School of Hair Design. Not very promising. The...
  • 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Pardo dead at 96

    LOS ANGELES, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC's television sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media...
  • Don Pardo, legendary 'Saturday Night Live' announcer, dead at 96

    Don Pardo, legendary 'Saturday Night Live' announcer, dead at 96
    Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, according to multiple family and media reports.  Pardo's death at his home in Tucson, Arizona, where he had continued to pre-...