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  • In death and in life, TV fixated on JFK

    As this year's death-obsessed Emmy Awards broadcast took time to mention, Nov. 22 will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The remembrance traveled from Walter Cronkite's announcement of the president's death to a Carrie...
  • TV rewinds Kennedy assassination, 50 years later

    On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the turgid melodrama of "As the World Turns" was suddenly interrupted by grave news from the real world. In Dallas, three shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade. Fifty-eight minutes later,...
  • 'Killing Kennedy': Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald

     'Killing Kennedy': Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald
    As the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination approaches, television is taking a look back at the era of Camelot with an onslaught of news specials, documentaries and made-for-TV movies. The coverage begins in earnest on Sunday with the premiere of...
  • 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."...
  • Critic's Notebook: JFK was arts patron in chief

    Three days after Lee Harvey Oswald's bullet inconsolably blackened the mood of America, Leonard Bernstein tried to lift the nation's spirits by focusing on a special legacy — one that is getting too little attention in the commentary around Friday's...
  • JFK assassination: Listen to how classical music responded in 1963

    JFK assassination: Listen to how classical music responded in 1963
    For most people, the image of John F. Kennedy’s assassination is documentary. And we all know what that means. Where do you stand on the Zapruder film? Was this the act of a single gunman or a conspiracy? With the 50th anniversary Friday of one of...
  • Nov. 22, 1963: 50 years, and still no conspiracy

     Nov. 22, 1963: 50 years, and still no conspiracy
    As one of the surviving members of the staff of the Warren Commission, which investigated and issued a report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am not looking forward to the coming weeks: Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of...
  • How 'Lincoln's Boys' helped shape the president's legend

    Sometimes political careers are born of chance. John Nicolay and John Hay were two young men working in Springfield, Ill., when they became involved with the political life of Abraham Lincoln before his 1860 U.S. presidential campaign. Tireless and...
  • Georges Garinther, civilian engineer

    Georges Garinther, civilian engineer
    Georges R. Garinther, a retired Army civilian engineer who studied ordnance noise and once examined the acoustics of the John F. Kennedy assassination, died March 9 of complications from heart disease and Alzheimer's disease at his daughter's Havre de...
  • 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...