The time leading up to President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas was volatile. Adlai Stevenson, visiting Dallas a month earlier for a United Nations conference, had been attacked by a picketer. While Dallas was known as a very patriotic city, it also had a reputation for having people with extremist views.
Over 59% of Americans still believe Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. They believe that the assassination of President John F. Kennedy fifty years ago was part of a conspiracy. In this episode we look at all sides of this controversy. The opinions of each of our panelists range widely.
In 1964 seven members of the President’s special committee were appointed to head up the Warren Commission. This blue ribboned panel of politicians and justices were to investigate the JFK assassination, come to a conclusion, and lay the rumors surrounding the assassination to rest.
Within 48 hours of the JFK assassination we witnessed the arrest of the assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, and later his shooting by Jack Ruby. The trauma of that time will be forever embedded in the memories of those who were present and those who watched and heard the news.
This episode is the second in our JFK Perspective series. Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, are guests who were at the scene of the JFK assassination on the day of the tragedy. Hugh Aynesworth: Former reporter at the Dallas Morning News Bob Huffaker: Former reporter with CBS and KRLD, Co-Author: When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963 […]