jfk http://wamc.org en Local Historian's Unique Experience the Day JFK Died http://wamc.org/post/local-historians-unique-experience-day-jfk-died <p>Fifty years after the assassination of President Kennedy, Americans across the country are recalling where they were and what they were doing the moment they heard the news. This is the story of a western Massachusetts man and his unique experience that day.</p><p>Stewart Burns, of North Adams, was in band practice at Mount Greylock Regional High School when he heard the superintendent’s voice over the PA system notifying students and faculty that the president had been shot.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:15:53 +0000 Jim Levulis 78420 at http://wamc.org Local Historian's Unique Experience the Day JFK Died Where Were You 50 Years Ago Today? http://wamc.org/post/where-were-you-50-years-ago-today <p></p><p></p><p>For those in their&nbsp;mid-50's and older, where they were 50 years ago this afternoon is likely forever burned into&nbsp;their memories. Ten years ago on the 40th anniversary of the assassination, WAMC staff members recalled where they were on the afternoon of November 22, 1963… when the news came from Dallas that President Kennedy had been shot. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 17:33:00 +0000 Brian Shields 78384 at http://wamc.org Where Were You 50 Years Ago Today? "JFK's Last Hundred Days" By Thurston Clarke http://wamc.org/post/jfks-last-hundred-days-thurston-clarke <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fifty years after his assassination, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Now author and historian </span><a href="http://thurstonclarke.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Thurston Clark</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been.</span></p><p>Thurston Clarke is the author or the new book <em>JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President</em>.&nbsp;&nbsp;His articles have appeared in publications such as <em>Vanity Fair</em>, <em>The New York Times</em>, and the <em>Washington Post</em>.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78048 at http://wamc.org "JFK's Last Hundred Days" By Thurston Clarke Listener Essay - Thanks For The Memory http://wamc.org/post/listener-essay-thanks-memory <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Steve Lewis is a member of the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute faculty and freelance writer. He has been published in <em>The New York Times</em>, <em>Washington Post</em>, <em>LA Times</em>, <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em>, <em>Spirituality and Health</em>, and a biblically long list of parenting magazines and books (7 kids, 16 grandchildren). He is also a contributing writer for <em>Talking Writing Magazine</em>.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:25:00 +0000 Steven Lewis 78364 at http://wamc.org "We Were There" By Allen Childs http://wamc.org/post/we-were-there-allen-childs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">We Were There: Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963,</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;shares the memories of the surgeons and 46 other doctors who were there the day the president died in Parkland Memorial Hospital emergency room in Dallas, Texas.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For a few impactful days in 1963, Parkland Hospital was the focus of worldwide attention. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Allen Childs has put together this new book which chronicles the perspective of the doctors from that day.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 15:05:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 77514 at http://wamc.org "We Were There" By Allen Childs Alan Chartock Remembers 11/22/1963 http://wamc.org/post/alan-chartock-remembers-11221963 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Alan Chartock speaks with Joe Donahue about what he was doing when he learned about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock 78382 at http://wamc.org Dean Owen Gathers Remembrances From Before And After 11/22/1963 http://wamc.org/post/dean-owen-gathers-remembrances-and-after-11221963 <p>All month long, we have been speaking with authors, journalists and public figures about their memories of President Kennedy and the dark Dallas day when he was assassinated. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 78284 at http://wamc.org Dean Owen Gathers Remembrances From Before And After 11/22/1963 "They Killed Our President" By Jesse Ventura http://wamc.org/post/they-killed-our-president-jesse-ventura <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past fifty years, you’re aware of the many hypotheses that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy was not done by one man. Whether you’ve read one or a dozen of the books on this topic, it’s nearly impossible to fully grasp the depth of this conspiracy.</p><p>In <em>They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK </em> New York Times bestselling authors Jesse Ventura, Dick Russell, and David Wayne have teamed up with some of the most respected and influential assassination researchers to put together the ultimate compendium that covers every angle—from the plot to the murder—of JFK.</p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78142 at http://wamc.org "They Killed Our President" By Jesse Ventura "Not In Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book On The JFK Assassination" By Anthony Summers http://wamc.org/post/not-your-lifetime-definitive-book-jfk-assassination-anthony-summers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A recent poll indicated that more than 70% of Americans believed that President John F. Kennedy was killed as a result of a conspiracy </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and that</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officials concealed the truth of what really happened.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In the </span>1980s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://anthonysummers.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Anthony Summers </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">wrote his book</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Not in Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book on the JFK Assassination</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.</span></p><p>He has now reworked his originally published book updating the text with new information, interviews, and access to thousands of previously unavailable documents.</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78045 at http://wamc.org "Not In Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book On The JFK Assassination" By Anthony Summers "To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs http://wamc.org/post/move-world-jfk-s-quest-peace-jeffrey-sachs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last great campaign of John F. Kennedy’s life was not the battle for reelection that he did not live to wage, but the struggle for sustainable peace with the Soviet Union.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A struggle written about in the new book </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace&nbsp;</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- it is written by </span><a href="http://jeffsachs.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">Jeffrey Sachs</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a world renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, and a senior UN advisor.</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 78022 at http://wamc.org "To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs