President Kennedy’s death would become a weight that Dallas citizens, including those born after November 22, 1963, would carry in their hearts for years to come. Did Dallas deserve the label that so many around the country and even the world gave to it: “The City of Hate”?
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 […]