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April 11th, 2012, 05:40 PM
I loved the novel and could only one small item that departed from true reality. A small mention was made about a JFK trip to Houston in 1962 where he made a speech in an open auditorium. I was there at age 11 and the speech was made at Rice Stadium. I remember small aircraft circling overhead carrying signs protesting the Kennedy Cuba policy. I was in the upper stands with a clear view of the President and the day was clear and sunny. On his next trip through Houston he did not make a similar speech open to the public in Houston.
April 12th, 2012, 05:57 PM
...can't argue with one who was there, but again-it doesn't detract from the "story"....
May 2nd, 2012, 12:35 PM
My second earliest memory, at the age of three, is playing in the floor with toy cars while my mother ironed in front of me watching television. My mother became shocked, panicked, crying; and picked up a phone and dialed my grandmother to tell her the president had just been shot. I assume the traumatic actions of my mother is what embedded the memory. Of course that means I was born in 1960.
She was a huge JFK fan and raised me to believe that JFK was the greatest president ever. I don't think it was until my college years that I realized there were actually dissenting opinions on the subject.
May 2nd, 2012, 02:53 PM
've been wanting to post this for a while now, a brief real time slice of life with all the familiar faces, JFK, RFK, Jackie O, Nixon, and a pair of intrepid reporters known as Chet Huntley and David Brinkley.
Kids pay attention, there's no test or anything, this just looked to cool to pass up.
May 2nd, 2012, 04:56 PM
May 3rd, 2012, 12:19 PM
Don't mention it. For me, one of the classic parts is when they show off their new "Computers". It has to be one of the most unintentionally funny moments in TV history. It's continued in part two where they show whole databanks geared toward counting votes. Each databank is practically it's own office desk. So that's computer's is it? They'll never catch on, mark my words.
Other than that, you got to admit this serves as a good visual reference for both newcomers to the novel and also to any potential feature makers out there.
May 3rd, 2012, 05:13 PM
Cool video, amazing how far technology has come in 50 years.
May 4th, 2012, 01:37 AM
Walter Cronkite, at the time the most respected and beloved newscaster reporting the death of JFK.
Walter Cronkite, and the nation....wept.
May 7th, 2012, 01:09 PM
I was in college at the time. I had just dropped my girl friend (who is now my wife) off at her class to take a test and went across the street to a local book store. I was just browsing the shelves when I heard what was happening over the radio they had playing in the store. I picked up my girl friend (who had heard about it just before she went into the classroom to take the test--imagine how that affected her!) and we headed over to her dorm, where they had a television in the lounge. I've never heard a group of college kids be so quiet!
I also remember some of our foreign exchange students barracading themselves in their rooms, sure that rioting would break out--that's what would happen in their countries.
May 8th, 2012, 03:50 AM
How many people can remember where they were when this clip took place?
July 4th, 2012, 07:26 PM
Originally posted July 4th.
I don't to sya anything by this post, except happy Fourth of July.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2D3ZCZnjkc&list=PLA4CB0D148CCA04AB&index= 1&feature= plpp_video
November 19th, 2012, 12:57 AM
http://youtu.be/VSakrYOpJ5s (http://www.stephenking.com/forums/redirector.php?url=http%3A%2F%2Fyoutu.be%2FVSakrYO pJ5s)
November 19th, 2012, 03:23 PM
I was five when JFK was assasinated and living in Norfolk, Virginia, where my dad was stationed in the Navy. I remember it was an overcast day. My dad was outside working on the car and my mom and I were in the house. Our neighbor, a middle-aged woman, came running across the yard and started knocking frantically on our door. My dad wasn't far behind her because he knew by her actions something was terribly wrong. Our neighbor came in. She told us what happened and then sobbed, "I'm from Texas, but we're not like that there!"
December 4th, 2012, 10:57 AM
The 6th floor museum in Dallas has a number of upcoming events next year in preparation for the 50th anniversary of the assassination which include programs with various witnesses. Most interesting is Buell Wesley Frazier who gave Oswald a ride to work on the morning of the assassination. Frazier is one of those star-crossed characters who blundered into history and unintentionally set into the motion the events that resulted in JFKs assassination. He was living with his sister while working at the Texas School Book Depository. Ruth Paine who lived down the street and was housing Oswald's wife Marina at the time mentioned to Frazier's sister that Oswald was looking for work and was told that the TSBD was hiring. Paine called the TSBD manager to confirm. Oswald gets the job and the rest is history. Like everything in the case Frazier has been a source of controversy since he confirmed that Oswald carried a long package to work that morning. Conspriracy theorists point out, however, that Frazier's estimate of the size of the package was shorter than the rifle.
2013 Living History Series
Buell Wesley Frazier
July 13, 2013 – 2:00 PM
An employee of the Texas School Book Depository, Frazier occassionally drove Lee Harvey Oswald to work, including the day of November 22, 1963. Frazier witnessed the assassination and was questioned extensively by Dallas investigators. Included with Museum admission or $10 for program only.
July 20th, 2013, 11:41 AM
I got my copy of 11.22.63 signed by Wesley Buell Frazier last week who drove Oswald to work on the morning of the assassination. I'm not sure he had a clue what he was signing, but it make for a nice association. I had the same book signed by Clint Hill who was the secret service agent who jumped on the back of the JFK car shortly after the third shot. Now if I can only get Marina to sign!
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