JFK http://tpr.org en After Kennedy's Death, Wife Jacqueline Embodied Grace http://tpr.org/post/after-kennedys-death-wife-jacqueline-embodied-grace The widow was young and beautiful. She'd worn a pink wool suit and a pillbox hat under the hot Texas sun, and her husband worried that she would be uncomfortable.<p>But the smile she wore was glorious, too. And when the people turned out to wave and cheer, her husband said it was for her; he might have been right.<p>Then a rifle shot took him away, and she crawled out on the back of the car to reach for a piece of him.<p>In the hours and days that followed, she had to comfort their two small children and a wounded nation while the world watched. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:44:24 +0000 Scott Simon 22442 at http://tpr.org After Kennedy's Death, Wife Jacqueline Embodied Grace JFK Had The Wit To Lampoon Himself http://tpr.org/post/jfk-had-wit-lampoon-himself Host Scott Simon looks back at the witticisms of President John F. Kennedy, with a little help from late night TV host and comedian Conan O'Brien. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 12:35:00 +0000 editor 22436 at http://tpr.org Kennedy Assassination: 50th Anniversary http://tpr.org/post/kennedy-assassination-50th-anniversary Today, <em><a href="http://hereandnow.wbur.org/">Here & Now</a></em> is marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, on Nov. 22, 1963, with four hours of special coverage. <a name="hourone"></a><p><ul> <li><a href="#hourone">Hour One: 11 a.m. CST / 12 p.m. EST</a></li> <li><a href="#hourtwo">Hour Two: 12 p.m. CST / 1 p.m. EST</a></li> <li><a href="#hourthree">Hour Three: 1 p.m. CST / 2 p.m. EST</a></li> <li><a href="#hourfour">Hour Four: 2 p.m. CST / 3 p.m. EST</a></li> </ul> <h4>Hour One: 11 a.m. CST / 12 p.m. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:55:48 +0000 editor 22423 at http://tpr.org Kennedy Assassination: 50th Anniversary 'One Day In Dallas,' A KUT Special On JFK's Last Day http://tpr.org/post/one-day-dallas-kut-special-jfks-last-day <p>Texas Matters: "One Day in Dallas," a 30-minute special report from KUT based on extensive interviews with Sid Davis, the Westinghouse radio pool reporter in Dallas, and Julian Read, press aide for Texas Gov. John Connally. Both men describe that day in 1963 in vivid detail.</p><p><em>&nbsp; *More on this story is available from KUT in the related content block below.</em></p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:19:00 +0000 David Martin Davies 22414 at http://tpr.org 'One Day In Dallas,' A KUT Special On JFK's Last Day Walter Cronkite On The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy http://tpr.org/post/walter-cronkite-assassination-john-f-kennedy The story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has been told many times by many people. Among those who told it first was the late Walter Cronkite. He anchored the CBS News coverage during the first hours after bullets hit the president in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, 50 years ago Friday.<p>A decade ago, Cronkite <a href="http://www.npr.org/2002/11/22/853244/kennedy-tapes-government-improvised-in-the-air" target="_blank">put together a story</a> about that fateful day for NPR. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:24:00 +0000 editor 22408 at http://tpr.org Walter Cronkite On The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy 5 Ways JFK Still Influences Presidential Politics http://tpr.org/post/5-ways-jfk-still-influences-presidential-politics The 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's death in Dallas is a time when much attention is aptly focused on the abrupt and tragic end to his presidency.<p>But it's also a moment to consider the beginning of JFK's presidential story, since he redefined the art of campaigning for the White House.<p>Here are five ways Kennedy's influence is still being felt in presidential politics:<p><strong>1. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 21:19:00 +0000 Frank James 22407 at http://tpr.org 5 Ways JFK Still Influences Presidential Politics Inside Parkland Hospital & Aboard Air Force One the Day JFK Was Killed http://tpr.org/post/inside-parkland-hospital-aboard-air-force-one-day-jfk-was-killed Before that afternoon fifty years ago, neither Sid Davis nor Julian Read could have expected what they’d be called upon to do – much less that they’d both be eyewitnesses to history.&#160;<p>Davis was a young radio reporter based in Washington D.C.<p>Read was on the other side of the journalistic fence, serving as press aide for Texas Gov. John Connally.<p>But they were both on a press bus in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 – the day President John F. Kennedy was shot.<p>After 50 years of virtual silence, Austinite Julian Read recently opened up to KUT about his experience that day.&#160;<p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:11:50 +0000 Emily Donahue, KUT News & David Brown 22400 at http://tpr.org Inside Parkland Hospital & Aboard Air Force One the Day JFK Was Killed How Live TV Helped America Mourn The Loss Of JFK http://tpr.org/post/how-live-tv-helped-america-mourn-loss-jfk <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quk22UjE-QI</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 19:50:00 +0000 David Bianculli 22404 at http://tpr.org How Live TV Helped America Mourn The Loss Of JFK Using Modern Ballistics to Crack 'Cold Case JFK' http://tpr.org/post/using-modern-ballistics-crack-cold-case-jfk Transcript <p>IRA FLATOW, HOST: <p>This is SCIENCE FRIDAY. I'm Ira Flatow. Those of us of a certain age can remember exactly what we were doing on a Friday this hour 50 years ago when we heard the news. President Kennedy's assassination horrified and transfixed the nation. It was murder in plain sight, seemingly the easiest kind of crime to solve. But 50 years later the basic facts of the case are still debated.<p>Was there a second shooter on the grassy knoll? Could a single bullet really hit the president and Texas Governor Connally and remain intact? Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:05:00 +0000 editor 22388 at http://tpr.org Shortened Term Limited JFK's Accomplishments, But Not His Contributions http://tpr.org/post/shortened-term-limited-jfks-accomplishments-not-his-contributions Fresh Air's Dave Davies discusses John F. Kennedy's abbreviated term in office with presidential historian Robert Dallek, who finds that while you can make an argument that Kennedy accomplished little, he represents something special in the American experience. Dallek's latest book is Camelot's Court: Inside The Kennedy White House. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:47:00 +0000 editor 22384 at http://tpr.org