JFK

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. Listen to the special here.

Bells tolled across the city, and the event featured historian David McCullough, who read from Kennedy’s presidential speeches; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; religious leaders; the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club; and a moment of silence. Read highlights from the event from KERA's live blog from that day.

Throughout the month, KERA posted an online series called 22 Days In November, which takes a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country and how it affected Dallas.

We're also sharing stories and memories in a series called “JFK Voices.” We want to hear your stories. Email us at jfk@kera.org. We may contact you or use your memory in an upcoming story.

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Gary Mack, the longtime curator of the Sixth Floor Museum and an expert on the President Kennedy assassination, died this morning. He was 68.

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Bert Shipp, a longtime North Texas broadcaster who covered President Kennedy's assassination, has died at age 85.

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Two photographers who covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, have donated collections to The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: revisit JFK’s visit to North Texas in 1960; Texas’ voter ID trial is underway; Jerry Jones gets a big profile in ESPN’s magazine; and more.

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The fist bump heard around the Twittersphere has quite the story and something of a legacy behind it.

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Five stories that have North Texas talking: the Sixth Floor Museum is 25 years old; longtime WFAA-TV anchor Gloria Campos is retiring; Dallas is interested in hosting the 2016 GOP convention, and more:

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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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Dallas audiences heard two music premieres over the weekend, both commissioned to celebrate the legacy of  John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of the president's assassination. Listeners of the symphonic work and chamber piece found the music moving and effective, whether they lived through trauma half a century ago or not. 

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It was 37 degrees and a canopy of dense, gray clouds hung low over Dealey Plaza. Still, most of the 5,000 ticketed guests showed up, some covering their dark suits with clear plastic ponchos that ceremony organizers handed out.

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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