It was 50 years ago this week that
The channel isn't waiting until Friday, however. It's tweeting right now. On this day 50 years ago, the president was in
The Twitter feed is filled with links to photo archives and other online documents that fill out and enrich the unsettling, yet fascinating, experience of observing JFK moving inexorably toward his appointment with destiny.
Though, be on the lookout on Friday for the less-informed members of the Twitter generation breathlessly retweeting reports that the president has been shot in Dallas. You may think it's an exaggeration, but there were people on Twitter who didn't realize the Titanic sinking was an actual event.
On Friday, the actual 50th anniversary of the event, History will premiere two new specials, "JFK: The Definitive Guide" and "Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live."
To supplement the JFK anniversary information dump, the curious can also check out
In the meantime, the countdown continues on Twitter, where the president proceeds with his schedule and we can follow.