See that icon on the left. It’s the cover of “When the News Went Live,” a book written by four of us who were young reporters in Dallas that fateful weekend when the world lost JFK.
If you are in Dallas this week, come remember that pivotal instant in history. We’ll be part of the program, Thursday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m.
Starting today, the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas presents “The 45th: Remembering President Kennedy."
November 18, 7 PM -- Dr. Kenneth Salyer was a resident neurosurgeon who briefly tended to President John F. Kennedy at Parkland Hospital the day of the assassination.
November 19, 11:00 AM -- Retired Dallas Police detective Jim Leavelle talks about the investigation of President Kennedy's assassination and the day he became internationally recognized as the detective handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when Jack Ruby shot the assassination suspect. A Q&A follows the presentation.
November 20, 11:00 AM -- Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer, George Phenix and Wes Wise, veteran Dallas news reporters and authors of When the News Went Live, present their personal accounts of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath, including how radio and TV news has changed since 1963. A Q&A and book signing event follows our talk.
November 20, 7:00 PM -- The Reverend William Holmes, minister of Dallas' Northaven United Methodist Church in 1963, was provoked by the assassination of President Kennedy to preach a sermon critical of Dallas' social and political climate at the time.
November 21, 4:00 PM-- Author John Kelin discusses and signs his book, Praise from a Future Generation: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy and the First Generation Critics of the Warren Report. Kelin gives a history of the early Kennedy assassination conspiracy theorists who did not accept the commission's conclusion.
November 22, 8:00 PM --Now the anchor and managing editor of HDNet's Dan Rather Reports, Mr. Rather shares his experiences covering the Kennedy assassination and other major events over the past 50 years. He served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News for 24 years.
The Sixth Floor Museum sits on hallowed ground. Hope you visit the site sometime.