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The 50th: Remembering JFK

The 50th: Remembering JFK Programming

CBS 11 News and CBSDFW.COM features coverage of the ongoing commemoration events and in-depth looks at Kennedy’s presidency from all angles, including the space race, civil rights and foreign policy.

11/18/2013

The journalists pictured all covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was the first time televised reports "went live" from the field. (credit: CBS 11 News)

In Their Own Words: Remembering The JFK Assassination

In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, CBS 11 News interviewed many people who remember that fateful day in history. Here are some of their stories.

11/18/2013

(Photo by J.Burkett, CBSDFW.COM)

Rantin’ & Racin’: Top 10 Biggest NASCAR Moments In TMS History

As the AAA Texas 500 weekend approaches, now is a good time to sit back and think about this track’s history. Even at 17 years old this track is still a baby compared to the long history and tradition of other tracks on the tour.

10/31/2013

As the anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination looms, the City of Irving is making a museum out of the home where Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald spent their final night together. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Oswald Home In Irving To Open As Museum

Fifty years after JFK’s assassination, Irving is opening a house it hopes will tell a part of the story many people don’t know; where Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald spent their last night together.

10/18/2013

(credit: Embrey Human Rights Program/SMU)

Holocaust Survivor Shares His Story With SMU Students

Seventy years since his escape from a Nazi death camp, Holocaust survivor Philip Bialowtiz, 83, shared his story with Southern Methodist University students Thursday night.

10/17/2013

(credit: Fort Worth County Jail)

Ex-Con Feels Disrespected, Allegedly Kills Friend

A 49-year-old ex-con who was involved in multiple shootings in his life was sentenced to 40 years in prison for fatally shooting a friend outside a Fort Worth apartment complex last year.

10/04/2013

President John F. Kennedy as he traveled from Fort Worth to Dallas on that fateful November day in 1963. (credit: Kyle Morse/1963 Poly Tech Journalism Student)

Former Poly High Students Share Unique JFK History

The band members shared more than just a uniform. They shared a moment in time just before an assassin would change history. And until now, they were the only ones who knew that moment was preserved in a photograph.

09/25/2013

(credit: CBS 11 NEWS)

Fire Destroys One Of Fort Worth’s Oldest Homes

One of Fort Worth’s oldest homes is damaged beyond repair. A fire ripped through the Dillow House in Fort Worth. The blaze was so intense firefighters didn’t even go inside.

CBS 11–09/23/2013

Guns, Constitution

Gun Rights Advocates Want History Book Removed From Texas School

The 734-page book in question, U.S. History: Preparing for Advanced Placement Exams, is used as a supplemental instructional aid, according to a spokesperson for the Denton Independent School District.

09/17/2013

Big Tex has had some serious work done in the last year. He will weigh nearly four times as much as before. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Big Tex Back Home; In Hiding Until State Fair Opens

Big Tex is back home in Fair Park. Crews returned the rebuilt mechanical cowboy Friday. But the cultural icon is hiding out for now under a large white tent.

09/13/2013

John Singer Sargent (1856–1925)
Edwin Booth, 1890
Oil on canvas
(credit: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas)

Sargent Painting On Display In Fort Worth

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art has acquired a rarely displayed painting by John Singer Sargent that depicts Edwin Booth, brother of President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin.

09/06/2013

(Photo credit Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Social Media Used To Promote Texas History

Curators at Baylor University’s Texas Collection, a vast collection documenting Texas history and culture, are turning to social media websites to expand their archive’s reach.

08/12/2013

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