22 Days in November

JFK
12:06 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

Listen To KERA's Special Program 'The 50th: Remembering John F. Kennedy'

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The 50th: Remembering John F. Kennedy was KERA's live, two-hour special covering the official commemoration event at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 2013.

Hosted by Krys Boyd and Shelley Kofler, the special includes reports from KERA reporters before the ceremony begins.

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JFK: The Ceremony
5:46 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

RECAP: In Prayer And Song, Dallas Honors President Kennedy At Dealey Plaza

A midday ceremony featured prayers, songs and remarks from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and historian David McCullough.
Dane Walters KERA News

The KERA News team was at Dealey Plaza and around downtown Dallas, capturing the sights and sounds of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. A ceremony was held at midday featuring prayers, patriotic music and remarks from Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and historian David McCullough. Although the ceremony is over, we'll provide updates throughout the afternoon on this live blog. (Tonight at 9, KERA 90.1 FM will air a re-broadcast of the midday ceremony.)

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22 Days In November
8:32 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Whatever Happened To Marina Oswald?

Marina Oswald during her first interview following her husband's death.
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Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we take a look at Lee Harvey Oswald's widow, Marina Oswald:

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22 Days In November
12:01 am
Wed November 20, 2013

JFK Tragedy Tested LBJ's Ability To Lead And Deliver

President Lyndon Johnson taking oath of office aboard Air Force One on Nov. 22, 1963.
LBJ Library

John F. Kennedy, the young President from Massachusetts, had a complicated relationship with his vice president, Texas dealmaker Lyndon Johnson.

But historian Mark Updegrove, director of the LBJ Presidential Library in Austin, believes the two men had developed mutual respect by the time they visited Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.

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22 Days In November
1:04 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

The Hate Letters: Sorting Through The Dallas Mayor's Mailbag After JFK Was Shot

Some sent letters just hours to the city of Dallas just hours after President Kennedy had been shot.
Lauren Silverman KERA News

Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we take a look at hate letters sent to Dallas following the assassination.

After John F. Kennedy was shot 50 years ago, hundreds of folks mailed letters to Dallas, many of them furious at the city.

The letters wound up at Southern Methodist University.

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22 Days In November
11:09 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Art Project Hopes To Turn Dallas From 'City Of Hate' Into 'City Of Love'

From left: Debbie Landa, Karen Isbell and Karen Blessen at 29 Pieces.
Jerome Weeks KERA News

Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we take a look at a citywide effort to turn the ‘City of Hate’ into the ‘City of Love’ through art. KERA’s Jerome Weeks has the story:

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Health/Science
11:02 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Parkland Doctor Breaks 50-Year Silence About The Day JFK Was Shot

Dr. Red Duke gets a handshake and thank you after telling the story of his work as a Parkland Hospital doctor November 22, 1963.
BJ Austin KERA News

Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we take a look at Dr. Red Duke, who worked to save the life of John Connally, the Texas governor who was wounded after bullets struck Kennedy's motorcade. Connally sat in front of Kennedy. KERA's BJ Austin has the story:

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22 Days In November
2:31 pm
Thu November 14, 2013

Meet Stripper Tammi True, Jack Ruby’s 'No. 1 Girl'

Tammi True, aka Nancy Myers, was one of Jack Ruby's most prominent dancers.
YouTube/Burlesque Hall Of Fame

Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we take a look at one of Jack Ruby's most prominent dancers.

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22 Days In November
7:19 am
Wed November 13, 2013

'JFK Was My Superman': Oak Cliff Businessman Creates Personal Kennedy Tribute

One piece in Ralph Isenberg's collection: A JFK portrait by pop artist John Stango representing Kennedy's emphasis on the arts.
BJ Austin KERA News

Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we take a look at an Oak Cliff businessman who has created his own personal tribute to JFK. KERA’s BJ Austin sat down with Ralph Isenberg.

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22 Days In November
7:45 am
Mon November 11, 2013

9 Things You Should Know About JFK -- His Life And Legacy

"JFK," a documentary, airs on Monday and Tuesday night on KERA-TV, Channel 13.
The American Experience/PBS

Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.

Today, we take a look at a documentary about JFK that’s airing on PBS.

Tonight and Tuesday, “American Experience” explores John F. Kennedy – his life and legacy.

“JFK,” a four-hour two-part special, airs at 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday on KERA-TV, Channel 13.

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