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  • 'Killing Kennedy': Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald

     'Killing Kennedy': Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald
    As the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination approaches, television is taking a look back at the era of Camelot with an onslaught of news specials, documentaries and made-for-TV movies. The coverage begins in earnest on Sunday with the premiere of...
  • JFK assassination: L.A. cultural groups remember

    As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, a few cultural groups in Southern California are observing the occasion with performances dedicated to the memory of the 35th president. "Sunny Afternoon."...
  • Critic's Notebook: JFK was arts patron in chief

    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...
  • JFK assassination: Listen to how classical music responded in 1963

    JFK assassination: Listen to how classical music responded in 1963
    For most people, the image of John F. Kennedy’s assassination is documentary. And we all know what that means. Where do you stand on the Zapruder film? Was this the act of a single gunman or a conspiracy? With the 50th anniversary Friday of one of...
  • JFK assassination reporter recalls Zapruder saying, 'I know he's dead'

    JFK assassination reporter recalls Zapruder saying, 'I know he's dead'
    Darwin Payne, 76, of Dallas, was among the crowd of reporters dispatched to cover the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Now a professor emeritus of communications at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Payne discussed...
  • 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...
  • Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable

    Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable
    With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic...
  • Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant

    Rochus Misch dies at 96; Hitler's bodyguard was unrepentant
    Rochus Misch never expressed regret over his wartime service or doubts about the man he and his comrades called "the boss." Misch was Adolf Hitler's bodyguard, messenger and telephone operator. He had tea and cookies with Hitler's sister in Vienna. He...
  • The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all

    The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all
    For a few years after seeing Oliver Stone’s 1991 political thriller "JFK," I was an assassination buff. I bought one of the books on which the film was based: “On the Trail of the Assassins” by Jim Garrison. I reread “Libra,”...
  • Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles

    Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles
    When is enough enough? When will the bookshelves finally buckle and break under the weight of books about John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this country's 35th president? There have been, by various estimates, more than 40,000 books written about him and...
  • 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-...
  • How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend

    How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend
    Sometimes political careers are born of chance. John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...