Roundup of coverage of 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Roundup of coverage of 50th anniversary of JFK assassination

Here is where we will include links to stories and other material marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy and of the days that followed.

This includes material from the print edition of The News-Gazette, items that are exclusive to, and coverage from WDWS/WHMS.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22, 2013

From that moment until now, Americans will not let go of this event.

Part 6 of our collection of readers' memories.

On WDWS, longtime local newsman Dave Shaul remembers.

On WDWS, a look at the impact of the assassination.

THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013

President Obama pays tribute to Kennedy.

Part 5 of our collection of readers' memories.

Video: Floyd 'Gordie' Gordon recalls being at LaGuardia Airport and trying to get home on Nov. 22, 1963.

On WDWS, a University of Illinois professor discusses differing views of Kennedy's presidency

On WDWS, what a DeWitt County teenager saw that day at a military base overseas.

On WDWS, a Weldon native shares his memories.

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 20, 2013

Think you remember those days perfectly? Probably not, says a University of Illinois psychology professor. With video outtake.

Part 4 of our collection of readers' memories.

From "the torch has been passed" to "a new frontier," some of Kennedy's memorable quotations.

TUESDAY,  Nov. 19, 2013

The man who led Black Jack, the riderless horse, through the streets of Washington.

Four local men recall the very different circumstances they were in when Kennedy was killed.

Video of Urbana lawyer and law professor Steve Beckett recalling being in P.E. class at Urbana High School on Nov. 22, 1963.

Part 3 of our collection of readers' memories.

Jim Borbely's JFK memories on WDWS.

A Catlin man attended Kennedy's funeral. Hear the account on WDWS.

A Navy veteran reflects on Kennedy's leadership.

MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2013

Kennedy's death was felt around the world.

Part 2 of our collection of readers' memories.

WDWS reports on how the assassination affected the political views of Steve Beckett, and audio of an interview with Beckett.

WDWS also talks with a man who was with the FBI in Washington 50 years ago.

SUNDAY, Nov. 17, 2013

The Associated Press reports on how the nation has kept the event in its consciousness for a half-century.

Danville woman recalls hearing the news about the shooting in Dallas from one of Kennedy's shipmates on PT-109.

A Paxton woman tells the story of how she and her husband were visiting Texas when Kennedy was killed.

The first installment of our readers' memories


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