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New England News
5:15 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Local Historian's Unique Experience the Day JFK Died

James MacGregor Burns with then President-elect John F. Kennedy in Palm Beach, Florida in 1960.
Credit Stewart Burns

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.

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.

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WAMC News
12:33 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

Where Were You 50 Years Ago Today?

Credit U.S. Embassy New Delhi /flickr

For those in their mid-50's and older, where they were 50 years ago this afternoon is likely forever burned into 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.

The Roundtable
10:35 am
Fri November 22, 2013

"JFK's Last Hundred Days" By Thurston Clarke

  Fifty years after his assassination, President John F. Kennedy’s legend endures. Now author and historian Thurston Clark argues that the heart of that legend is what might have been.

Thurston Clarke is the author or the new book JFK’s Last Hundred Days: The Transformation of a Man and the Emergence of a Great President.  His articles have appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, The New York Times, and the Washington Post.

The Roundtable
10:25 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Listener Essay - Thanks For The Memory

  Steve Lewis is a member of the Sarah Lawrence Writing Institute faculty and freelance writer. He has been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Spirituality and Health, and a biblically long list of parenting magazines and books (7 kids, 16 grandchildren). He is also a contributing writer for Talking Writing Magazine.

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The Roundtable
10:05 am
Fri November 22, 2013

"We Were There" By Allen Childs

The new book We Were There: Revelations from the Dallas Doctors Who Attended to JFK on November 22, 1963, 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.

For a few impactful days in 1963, Parkland Hospital was the focus of worldwide attention.

Dr. Allen Childs has put together this new book which chronicles the perspective of the doctors from that day. 

The Roundtable
9:10 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Alan Chartock Remembers 11/22/1963

  Alan Chartock speaks with Joe Donahue about what he was doing when he learned about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Dean Owen Gathers Remembrances From Before And After 11/22/1963

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.

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The Roundtable
11:35 am
Wed November 20, 2013

"They Killed Our President" By Jesse Ventura

    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.

In They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There Was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK 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.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Tue November 19, 2013

"Not In Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book On The JFK Assassination" By Anthony Summers

A recent poll indicated that more than 70% of Americans believed that President John F. Kennedy was killed as a result of a conspiracy and that officials concealed the truth of what really happened.

In the 1980s Anthony Summers wrote his book Not in Your Lifetime: The Definitive Book on the JFK Assassination - which was a Pulitzer Prize finalist.

He has now reworked his originally published book updating the text with new information, interviews, and access to thousands of previously unavailable documents.

The Roundtable
11:35 am
Mon November 18, 2013

"To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace" By Jeffrey Sachs

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.

A struggle written about in the new book To Move the World: JFK’s Quest for Peace - it is written by Jeffrey Sachs a world renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, and a senior UN advisor.

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