The Assassination of JFK, 50 Years Later

  • March 11, 2010   BY Anna Shoup 

    In the months after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the public flooded the White House mailbox with 1.5 million condolence letters to then First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. “We loved the President as a father as the father of our Country. … Continue reading

  • March 11, 2010  

    For the first time, some of the condolence letters sent to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy after President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963 have been published. Gwen Ifill talks to historian Ellen Fitzpatrick about the letters and her book. Continue reading

  • November 20, 2003  

    In this extended interview from "JFK: Breaking the News," Eddie Barker, former news director for the CBS television and radio affiliates in Dallas, relays his experiences covering the assassination of President Kennedy as a local newsman. Continue reading

  • November 20, 2003  

    In this extended interview from "JFK: Breaking the News," NewsHour anchor Jim Lehrer discusses his experiences covering the assassination of President Kennedy as a newspaper reporter for the Dallas Times Herald. Continue reading

  • November 20, 2003  

    In this extended interview from "JFK: Breaking the News," Bob Schieffer, currently moderator of the CBS public affairs program "Face the Nation," reflects on his experience covering the assassination of President Kennedy as a reporter for the Forth Worth Star-Telegram newspaper in Texas. Continue reading

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