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  • Friday's TV Highlights: 'Nikita' on KTLA

    Friday's TV Highlights: 'Nikita' on KTLA
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Nov. 17 - 23, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     --------------------   SERIES Hawaii Five-0 As Thanksgiving...
  • 'All Showbiz Mourns JFK': How Variety Covered the Aftermath of Assassination

    Fifty years ago, Variety, in its own unique way, put a price tag on what the marathon television news coverage and abrupt shuttering of film, TV and legit productions cost showbiz in the wake of John F. Kennedy's assassination: $40 million. But bottom-...
  • 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...
  • Texas governor's bloody clothes are centerpiece of JFK anniversary

    Texas governor's bloody clothes are centerpiece of JFK anniversary
    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - The Texas State Archives will display the bullet-riddled clothes worn by former Texas Governor John Connally on the day he was wounded and President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago in Dallas. The white cotton...
  • 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...
  • Why JFK still matters

     Why JFK still matters
    This week even Americans who weren't alive on Nov. 22, 1963, are reading, writing and reflecting about the assassination of the 35th president 50 years ago. In the view of some critics, the fascination with both John F. Kennedy and his assassination is...
  • 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...
  • Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit' brings Roosevelt-Taft era to life

    Doris Kearns Goodwin's 'Bully Pulpit' brings Roosevelt-Taft era to life
    History, as we all know, is framed by events. But it also grows from relationships, both personal and political, and is framed by how the actions of particular players in specific circumstances set the course for the future. In her sweeping new history,...
  • JFK was arts patron in chief

    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...
  • Eclectic crowds flock to Dallas' Dealey Plaza before JFK memorial

    DALLAS — A day before Dallas will pause to observe the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, the crowds already began to gather in Dealey Plaza. Some people came to leave flowers, some to examine the grassy knoll, some to visit...
  • 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...