Thursday, November 21, 2013

Learn more about JFK on 50th anniversary of assassination

You can see this display outside Emma Waters Summar Library and even check out the books that are found in it. Display and photo are by PAUL SORRELL/Emma Waters Summar Library

The 35th president of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas.

Now 50 years later, news organizations are recognizing that anniversary with special coverage this weekend, including a web stream that begins Friday on of the 1963 broadcast coverage of the president's assassination, reported by news legend Walter Cronkite.

You can listen to a five-minute segment from National Public Radio about how Dallas is handling the anniversary. Or listen to a recent interview with Philip Shenon, author of the new book A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination on WHYY's Fresh Air. The segment mentions some of the newest books coming out right now about conspiracy theories surrounding JFK's untimely death.

You'll also find a link there at the bottom of the page to an excerpt from that book. Another new book mentioned in the show: Author Roger Stone's The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ.

All of CBS' 50th anniversary JFK coverage will be available at The streaming video coverage will be directly available here beginning today:

And, as always, you're more than welcome to ask for the books in the display on JFK just outside the library's entrance.

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