On Nov. 22, 1963, the Secret Service prepared for President John F. Kennedy’s procession through Dallas. Agents removed an optional feature of the president’s 1961 Lincoln Continental, a plastic cover to protect the family from bad weather. As a Dallas Herald-Tribune reporter, Jim Lehrer recounts the decision to remove the “bubble top,” and whether the Plexiglass could have saved Kennedy.
Covering JFK: The decision to remove the ‘bubble top’
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