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Reporter Blames JFK Chaos On “Wannabes”

On the day that President Kennedy was assassinated, 50 years ago in downtown Dallas, Hugh Aynesworth was a 32-year-old reporter. But he was there only as a spectator.

11/21/2013

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

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Dallas Police Honor Detective Cuffed To Oswald

The man in the cowboy hat handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when he was shot by Jack Ruby, is set to receive the police commendation award.

05/14/2013

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Dallas Man Eyewitness To Two Historic U.S. Events

At 92, Leavelle still draws a crowd and signs autographs, as the man who was with Lee Harvey Oswald on the day he was killed. But 71 years ago, he was also a witness to another horrific historic event.

CBS 11–12/07/2012

Former President John F. Kennedy, pictured on November 9, 1960. (credit: AFP/AFP/Getty Images)

Medical Examiner At JFK Assassination Dies In Iowa

In the turbulent hours following President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, many were uncertain about what to do, but medical examiner Earl Rose knew one thing: The shooting happened in Dallas, and it was his job to do an autopsy on anyone slain in the city.

05/01/2012

Dallas City Hall at night (CBSDFW photo by Jay Gormley)

History Of DFW Media Personalities Who Ran For Office

The Dallas/Fort Worth radio and TV market has a history of radio and TV personalities who later felt called to public service. As we are on the eve of the Michigan and Arizona Republican Presidential primaries, it made me think about this.

02/27/2012

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Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin Sells For $87,469

The simple wooden coffin that was supposed to be Lee Harvey Oswald’s final resting place will soon have a new resting place of its own after a mystery bidder bought it at auction for more than $87,000.

CBSDFW.COM–12/17/2010

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Bids For Lee Harvey Oswald’s Coffin Top $37,000

An auction house that put Lee Harvey Oswald’s coffin on the market has extended by two hours the deadline to make bids, after receiving a rush of last-minute offers.

CBSDFW.COM–12/16/2010

(credit: Nate D. Sanders Auctions)

Oswald Coffin, Embalming Table Up For Auction

While you may not want any of it, you can now own some very macabre pieces of local history.

CBSDFW.COM–12/01/2010

David Brown

DPD Chief To Award Man Who Discovered Tippit

Dallas Police Chief David Brown next week will honor the man who discovered the body of slain police officer J.D. Tippit and reported it just 45 minutes after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

CBSDFW.COM–11/20/2010

US Secret Service agent climbs on presidential limousine after assassination of President John F Kennedy, Dallas, Texas. (AP Photo)

Kennedy Secret Service Agents Talk About November 22, 1963

Monday marks the 47th anniversary of the JFK assassination in Dallas.

CBSDFW.COM–11/19/2010

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The Local’s JFK History Tour

There are a few Kennedy-related sites and stories around Dallas / Fort Worth that sometimes get overlooked. Here’s the local guide to the do-it-yourself Kennedy tour.

CBSDFW.COM–11/09/2010