Most people associate live TV and President John F. Kennedy with the moments after his assassination. But Channel 11 carried President Kennedy’s last speech live from Fort Worth, hours before he was killed.
President Barack Obama opened a day of tributes to former President John F. Kennedy on Wednesday by bestowing the Presidential Medal of Freedom on prominent Americans, 50 years after Kennedy was assassinated weeks short of the medal’s first award ceremony.
Jack Douglas Jr. was just a boy when President Kennedy was assassinated, but he received a very interesting phone call that day, from someone looking for his father.
A wristwatch that’s believed to have been used to declare the time of President John F. Kennedy’s death is going on the auction block in New York City.
The ‘X’s that mark the spots on the street where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated are gone. The disappearance of the marks came as Dallas prepares for events to commemorate the 50th anniversary of JFK being assassinated.
One of President John F. Kennedy’s rocking chairs, which he used in the Oval Office, and the flags that hung behind his desk are among the items on display this week for public viewing in Dallas.
Several new additions are in place at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, in honor of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination. Check out what is now on display.
Dallas County government buildings, including courts and the tax office, will be closed Friday as the city marks the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s assassination.
From Chicago and New York. From Japan and Denmark. You will find tourists from around the world during a visit to Dealey Plaza, especially this week as Dallas commemorates the 50th anniversary of President JFK’s assassination.
Memories are flooding back from 50 years ago when President JFK was gunned down in Dallas, especially for the last surviving surgeon who tried to save his life.
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.
There are many events this week to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.