JFK Assassination

At half past noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed while he was riding down Dallas’s Dealey Plaza in a presidential motorcade with his wife, Jaqueline, and Texas governor John Connally and Connally’s wife, Nellie. In 1964, the Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, a former U.S. Marine who had defected to the Soviet Union, had committed the assassination alone. But before Oswald could be tried, he was shot by nightclub owner Jack Ruby, who took aim while Oswald was being transferred to a county jail.

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November 1, 1998

Conspiracy Dearies

It took a couple of seconds for the president to be killed, 35 years for mountains of conflicting evidence to pile up, and two months for associate editor Michael Hall and assistant editor Pamela Colloff to sift through it all and compile a sort of highlight reel of Kennedy assassination

Texas History|
February 1, 1997

Bob Schieffer

The day John F. Kennedy was shot, I rushed down to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where I was the night police reporter, to help answer the phones on the city desk. A woman caller asked, “Is there anyone there who can take me to Dallas?” and I said, “Well, this

Politics & Policy|
November 1, 1983

Still on the Case

Assassination buffs come in all shapes and convictions—archivists, technologists, mob-hit theorists, and more—but they are all obsessed with Lee Harvey Oswald, and his crime is the focus of their lives.

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