The Kennedy Assassination, 50 Years Later
Nov 22, 2013 — Walter Cronkite anchored the CBS News coverage during the first hours after bullets hit President Kennedy in Dallas 50 years ago Friday. Cronkite returned to that day many years later in a piece for NPR, weaving together audio from the archives and his own reminiscences.
Nov 22, 2013 — Critic David Bianculli remembers watching the original news coverage of Kennedy's assassination — four days of unprecedented television — when he was 10 years old. He recalls how from that point on, TV, not radio, was the dominant medium for breaking news.
Nov 22, 2013 — NPR's Code Switch blog is compiling moments from 1963 — a pivotal year in U.S. history — and is tweeting them as they happened then. Watch as the tragic events of John F. Kennedy's assassination unfold in real time.
Nov 22, 2013 — As the nation pauses to reflect on what happened in Dallas 50 years ago, we look back at his "ask not" speech. Watch the video and read his words.
Nov 22, 2013 — When he went to work on Nov. 22, 1963, ambulance driver Aubrey Rike had no idea that he would soon be offering a moment of support to Jacqueline Kennedy. "It was unbelievable that something like that happened, and he was part of it," says Rike's widow, Glenda.
Nov 21, 2013 — A photo gallery of events leading up to and after President John F. Kennedy was killed in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963.
Nov 21, 2013 — The orchestra was mid-performance when news of the president's assassination reached the symphony hall in 1963. The musicians had to decide: suspend the concert or continue? Their decision transformed a moment of shock into a moment of shared consolation.
Nov 21, 2013 — Dallas became known as the "City of Hate" after President John F. Kennedy was killed there. But the city has changed, and it hopes that the 50th anniversary of the assassination on Friday will be a chance to show the extent of that transformation.
Nov 21, 2013 — Listen to an unforgettable response to the tragedy. Hear what happened next at Boston's Symphony Hall, just after conductor Erich Leinsdorf announced news of the assassination, and learn more about the backstage story.
Nov 21, 2013 — Most politicians recognize the importance of the Latino vote, but John F. Kennedy might have been the first presidential candidate to actively court it. Viva Kennedy clubs started by former Mexican-American veterans were an important factor in Kennedy's 1960 victory.