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John F. Kennedy

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  • Dealey Plaza: A place Dallas has long tried to avoid and forget

    Dealey Plaza: A place Dallas has long tried to avoid and forget
    DALLAS — I hadn't been standing in Dealey Plaza more than five minutes when I watched a man dash out into the street to pose for a picture. He was heading straight for a white X in the pavement that marks the location of John F. Kennedy's...
  • Director of 'Parkland' tries to re-create history's human drama

    Director of 'Parkland' tries to re-create history's human drama
    Small gestures rather than grand conspiracies are what Peter Landesman went looking for when he decided to write and direct the film "Parkland," about the immediate aftermath of John F. Kennedy's Nov. 22, 1963, assassination. Starting with Vincent...
  • In death and in life, TV fixated on JFK

    In death and in life, TV fixated on JFK
    As this year's death-obsessed Emmy Awards broadcast took time to mention, Nov. 22 will mark 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The remembrance traveled from Walter Cronkite's announcement of the president's death to a Carrie...
  • John F. Kennedy was too complicated to be idolized

    John F. Kennedy was too complicated to be idolized
    When I was 13, my seventh-grade history teacher upbraided me in front of the entire class for being rude and disrespectful to our Founding Fathers. My crime? I had asked how she squared her (rather alarming) passion for Thomas Jefferson with the fact that...
  • TV rewinds Kennedy assassination, 50 years later

    TV rewinds Kennedy assassination, 50 years later
    On the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, the turgid melodrama of "As the World Turns" was suddenly interrupted by grave news from the real world. In Dallas, three shots had been fired at President John F. Kennedy's motorcade. Fifty-eight minutes later,...
  • 'Killing Kennedy': Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald

     'Killing Kennedy': Michelle Trachtenberg on playing Marina Oswald
    As the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination approaches, television is taking a look back at the era of Camelot with an onslaught of news specials, documentaries and made-for-TV movies. The coverage begins in earnest on Sunday with the premiere of...
  • New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan

    New Ambassador Caroline Kennedy has built-in following in Japan
    TOKYO -- In the late 1980s, when Katsumi Suzuki was 20, he was mesmerized when he heard a recording of John F. Kennedy's inaugural address. "I heard the words 'Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country' and those...
  • Los Angeles Times’ images of President Kennedy

     
    This photo gallery consists of images taken by Los Angeles Times photographers of Pres. John Kennedy during his many visits to Southern California....
  • McNamara's Picks: 'Letters to Jackie,' 'Walking Dead,' 'Elementary'

    McNamara's Picks: 'Letters to Jackie,' 'Walking Dead,' 'Elementary'
    "Letters to Jackie." If you think TLC's doc about the 800,000 letters sent to Jacqueline Kennedy after her husband's assassination is going to be a weeper, you're right. Soooo right. But in tears there is catharsis, and more than a little insight....
  • Poll: Majority believes in JFK assassination conspiracy

    Poll: Majority believes in JFK assassination conspiracy
    A majority of Americans still believe there’s more to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination than the government concluded. Fifty years after the shooting, 61% think that, at the very least, shooter Lee Harvey Oswald didn’t work...
  • In Dallas, events mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination

     In Dallas, events mark the 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination
    DALLAS — The city's official commemoration event, "The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy," will be Nov. 22 in Dealey Plaza and includes historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author David McCullough reading excerpts from some of...