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John F. Kennedy Assassination 50th Anniversary

 John F. Kennedy, the 36th president of the United States was assassinated in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago this year. It was an unforgettable day for most Americans who grew up in the 1960s, leaving a lasting impression on many of them. "Where were you when you heard about President Kennedy's assassination?" would become a recurring question of the time. It was on Friday, November 22, 1963 that the president was fatally shot while traveling with the first lady and the Texas governor in a presidential motorcade.  Although the official investigation of the assassination - known as the Warren Report - declared that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, fired the shot that killed the president, conspiracy theories have existed almost since the first day as to the existence of a plot and a cover-up. In fact, in 1978, the United States House Select Committee on Assassinations found the Warren Report  to be seriously flawed, concluding that there was a "high probability" that two gunmen were involved. Although numerous books have been written on the topic in the last half century the whole truth may never be known.



Breach of trust: how the Warren Commission failed the nation and why by Gerald D. McKnight


Crossfire: the plot that killed Kennedy by Jim Marrs


The day Kennedy was shot by Jim Bishop


Four days in November: the original coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination by the staff of the New York times ; edited by Robert B. Semple, Jr. ; introduction by Tom Wicker


Hit list: an in-depth investigation into the mysterious deaths of witnesses to the JFK assassination by Richard Belzer and David Wayne


The JFK assassination debates: lone gunman versus conspiracy by Michael L. Kurtz


The Kennedy detail: JFK's secret service agents break their silence by Gerald Blaine with Lisa McCubbin


Legacy of secrecy: the long shadow of the JFK assassination by Lamar Waldron, Thom Hartmann


President Kennedy has been shot: experience the moment- to-moment account of the four days that changed America by the Newseum with Cathy Trost & Susan Bennett ; narrated by Dan Rather


Reclaiming history: the assassination of President John F. Kennedy by Vincent Bugliosi


The road to Dallas: the assassination of John F. Kennedy by David Kaiser


Rush to judgment by Mark Lane


The Zapruder film: reframing JFK's assassination by David R. Wrone


JFK [videodisc]: the lost bullet


The lost JFK tapes [videodisc]: the assassination by National Geographic ; produced by Tom Jennings Productions for National Geographic Channel


JFK, the day the nation cried, November 22, 1963 [videodisc] by producer, Bruce Halford ; written and directed by Bruce Halford