JFK

Fort Worth Opera’s JFK gets its world premiere Saturday. It recounts President Kennedy’s last night on earth, which many may not know was in Fort Worth. The opera blends other forgotten facts with fantasy in a story that some are calling the most anticipated new opera of the American season.

Elena Souris

Gary Delaune was the first person to announce the shooting of President John F. Kennedy. But the story for the young reporter from KLIF in Dallas was just beginning. A wanna-be big shot named Jack Ruby, who was a hanger-on at the KLIF studios would concoct a scheme to make his name while trying to find Gary.

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.

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.

Then a rifle shot took him away, and she crawled out on the back of the car to reach for a piece of him.

JFK Had The Wit To Lampoon Himself

Nov 23, 2013

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.

Kennedy Assassination: 50th Anniversary

Nov 22, 2013

Today, Here & Now 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.

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