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JFK Event Marked by Warm Words, Frigid Temps

I’m still not sure why today’s program observing the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy had to be held outdoors, at the scene of the crime no less, as opposed to a quiet reflective space, like the Meyerson Symphony Center. Probably it had something to do with the dramatic sweeping camera angles […]

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Peppard Reveals ‘JFK’s Forgotten Dallas Motorcade’

When Alan Peppard pulled out his Smartphone and started scrolling through some photos not long ago, he wasn’t showing off vacation pix of his wife and daughters. Instead, the veteran Dallas Morning News scribe was going over some rare, historic photos of a trip John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson once made to Fort Worth […]

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What’s the ‘Fun’ of a JFK Assassination Tour?

From a distance, the candy-apple red trolley parked on the corner of Elm and Houston streets looked more like a prop from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood than an appropriate mode of transportation while meditating upon the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Similarly out-of-place-looking was Michael “Scott” Aston, owner and operator of Big D Fun Tours, […]

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JFK Nephew to Dallas: Assassination Not Your Fault

While Dallas anguishes over marking the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 2013, the president’s nephew has a message for the city: Get over the collective angst, already. “The people here loved him,” Anthony Kennedy Shriver, the son of JFK’s sister Eunice and Sargent Shriver, said in Dallas Saturday. “I spoke with a […]

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