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  • Why JFK still matters

     Why JFK still matters
    This week even Americans who weren't alive on Nov. 22, 1963, are reading, writing and reflecting about the assassination of the 35th president 50 years ago. In the view of some critics, the fascination with both John F. Kennedy and his assassination is...
  • Seeking the truth behind the tragedy

    Seeking the truth behind the tragedy
    Barb Junkkarinen emerges from the bedroom with the gift her husband and son gave her one Christmas. It's a 1940 Italian-made rifle, like the one Lee Harvey Oswald fired from a sixth-floor window at the Texas School Book Depository, killing President...
  • Eclectic crowds flock to Dallas' Dealey Plaza before JFK memorial

    DALLAS — A day before Dallas will pause to observe the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination, the crowds already began to gather in Dealey Plaza. Some people came to leave flowers, some to examine the grassy knoll, some to visit...
  • JFK assassination: Where readers were when they heard the news

    JFK assassination: Where readers were when they heard the news
    Dozens of readers have sent us their memories of Nov. 22, 1963, the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas. In reading those letters, one common experience emerges: Almost all of those who wrote about where they were that day 50...
  • JFK assassination: L.A. cultural groups remember

    As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination in 1963, a few cultural groups in Southern California are observing the occasion with performances dedicated to the memory of the 35th president. "Sunny Afternoon."...
  • Chris Matthews reflects on 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination

    Chris Matthews has written two books about John F. Kennedy and Friday, on the 50th anniversary of the president’s assassination, he’s hosting two MSNBC specials, “JFK: The Day That Changed America” at 7 p.m. ET and "The Kennedy...
  • 'Dr. Strangelove's' connections to the JFK assassination

    On Nov. 21, 1963, film critics were planning to catch a special preview of Stanley Kubrick's "Dr. Strangelove" the next day. But when the news came from Dallas on Nov. 22, those plans changed. "NEVER HELD ... THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SHOT," one guest...
  • JFK assassination: Who's the best actor in a Kennedy-themed movie?

    JFK assassination: Who's the best actor in a Kennedy-themed movie?
    By now you’ve read all the recaps of the JFK assassination and all the "who’s the best actor who played Kennedy" blog posts that you ever thought you would. But JFK movies go beyond those who played the man himself: to wit, Kevin Costner...
  • 50 years after fatal day, Dallas mourns JFK

    DALLAS — It was, Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said, as if the sky were weeping too. On a cold and rainy day, thousands gathered in downtown Dallas' Dealey Plaza to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy....
  • Letters: Nov. 22, 1963

    Re "Seeking answers in JFK's assassination," Nov. 22 Watching the proliferation of media commemorations of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, I considered for the first time that shooter Lee Harvey Oswald was only 24...
  • Remembering JFK 50 years later

    It was Nov. 22, 1963. Americans sat glued to their televisions and radios as broadcasters announced that President John F. Kennedy had been fatally shot in Dallas. Kennedy's murder sent shockwaves through the country, with some historians going so far...