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President John F. Kennedy Assassinated 46 Years Ago Today - Videos 11/22/1963
Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 22, 2009 | BrianinMO

Posted on 11/22/2009 4:40:46 AM PST by Federalist Patriot

It was 46 years ago today, November 22, 1963, that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Here are a series of videos that bring back the events of the day, beginning with the coverage by Walter Cronkite and a local Dallas TV Station. The final two videos are from the extremely graphic Zapruder film showing the assassination itself . . . (VIDEOS)

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TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: assassination; jfkassassination; johnkennedy; kennedyassassination; presidents

1 posted on 11/22/2009 4:40:48 AM PST by Federalist Patriot
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To: Federalist Patriot
This says it all.
2 posted on 11/22/2009 4:44:03 AM PST by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Boy, that Oswald guy!
What a shot!

What a shooter!


3 posted on 11/22/2009 4:45:08 AM PST by djf (Maybe life ain't about the doing - maybe it's just the trying... Hey, I don't make the rules!)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Bush’s Fault!


4 posted on 11/22/2009 4:50:35 AM PST by Dallas59 (No To O -Time is going by really really really really slow.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

The media kept the public totally uninformed about JFK’s personal life when he was president that people were crying for a week when the events unfolded on tv. Everyone thought he was a family man and had no clue about his womanizing and other associations.


5 posted on 11/22/2009 5:04:41 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dallas59

BOTH Bush’s fault!


6 posted on 11/22/2009 5:05:19 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

...and Reagan’s fault!...and man-made global cooling also had something to do with it.


7 posted on 11/22/2009 5:07:12 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Federalist Patriot
I was in 3rd grade and we had just finished rehearsing our Thanksgiving pageant in which I played William Bradford, "Greetings Squanto. We welcome you to our first Thanksgiving..."

Someone came on to the stage where I was playing with a basketball and said that Kennedy had been shot. I didn't think much of it as one of my classmates was named Kennedy.

When we returned to our classroom the school principal spoke over the intercom at length about what had happened and what it would mean to us.

At home my mother was crying which confused me knowing as I did that my parents were Nixon supporters.

It was one of my first encounters with death and loss. There were no cartoons shown until after the funeral some days later.

8 posted on 11/22/2009 5:11:00 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Not to mention his Addison’s disease.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Addison%27s_disease#cite_note-14


9 posted on 11/22/2009 5:13:29 AM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: billorites

Sixth Grade for me...and my family were Boston Irish and actually connected to the Kennedys in an oblique way (domestics at Hyannis), and not only THAT, my family was in the process of moving to a new house on the week on the funeral. The moving company took the day off, as did all the utilities, so my Mom was in a house with 5 children, another one on the way, no furniture except a TV with nothing but the Kennedy Funeral on it, no telephone, and a nation in trauma. Since I was the oldest (11) I did what I could do to be helpful.

Oh...Mom is a Republican NOW! Times have changed.


10 posted on 11/22/2009 5:18:35 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: billorites
At home my mother was crying which confused me knowing as I did that my parents were Nixon supporters.

People were out in the street crying on my block. My family were also Nixon supporters, but the events were so shocking that people just stayed home for days and watched it on tv.

Jackie Kennedy never cried during the funeral or at the Pres. Johnson swearing-in on the plane. We all thought she was so strong, but she must have known about her philandering husband's escapades.

11 posted on 11/22/2009 5:23:27 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: abb

His health problems and medications were another issue kept from the public.


12 posted on 11/22/2009 5:24:52 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: djf
“What a shooter!”

Yeah, it was certainly Oswald's day and was certainly not JFK's day for sure. I've been up on the sixth floor of the observatory and have looked through the window from which Oswald made his shots and have thought, “what's the probability of me making that shot”? So, when thinking it, consider that Oswald was on the sixth floor, shot down and at a target moving away at an oblique angle which any deer hunter will state I believe is the most difficult shot to perform. And, he did it with a surplus WWII Italian rifle. Then, keep in mind that Oswald only qualified as Marksman while in Marine Corps book camp which is the lowest category of qualification. So, like I said, luck was definitely on his side and not on JFK's - now you grassy knoll folks can take over if you like...

13 posted on 11/22/2009 5:30:52 AM PST by snoringbear (Government is the Pimp,)
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To: djf

2 of 3 shots into a man sized target from 87 meters away does not make for an incredible shooter.


14 posted on 11/22/2009 5:31:32 AM PST by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

You may be on to something about Jackie. As I recall she had seriously considered divorcing JFK some time in the late 1950’s but by that time JFK was on the national scene and I believe Joseph Kennedy convinced her not to-he wanted his son (any son) to be president.


15 posted on 11/22/2009 5:34:21 AM PST by Maine Mariner
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To: Federalist Patriot
It is not clear here but the end of the Zapruder film shows the corner of the fence on the “Grassy Knoll,” and you see nothing in the corner. And If there was a gunman there with a high powered rifle, don’t you think Zapruder and he secretary would have noticed this? The gun would have been 25 feet away at the level of their feet!!
16 posted on 11/22/2009 5:37:49 AM PST by mfish13
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To: Maine Mariner
As I recall she had seriously considered divorcing JFK some time in the late 1950’s but by that time JFK was on the national scene and I believe Joseph Kennedy convinced her not to-he wanted his son (any son) to be president.

That's right. Jackie may have known something of Kennedy's escapades, but there is no way she could have known the full extent of his extra-marital activities. JFK was totally out of control with Marily Monroe and the mafia don's girlfriend. How did he fit presidential duties into his schedule...

17 posted on 11/22/2009 5:41:20 AM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: left that other site
I was in second grade. I remember our teacher, Miss Kaiser, came into our classroom after we came in from recess. She told us that the president had been shot. She was crying.

Oddly... I remember that the moment she told us of the shooting, she was wearing a yellow sweater and a checked black, yellow, and brown skirt.

We went to our friend's house, The Lewis family, after school. Mom was comforting Mrs. Lewis. Dad and Mr. Lewis were on their way north for the opening of deer hunting.

18 posted on 11/22/2009 5:42:59 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: Federalist Patriot

My Uncle Bill, my father and I were deer hunting that day. My uncle crossed a county road in the pre-dawn light (as my dad and I were exiting our truck) and was struck by a pickup truck, thrown 50 feet and instantly killed. His obit did not appear in the local paper until three days later. Rest in Peace, Uncle Bill.


19 posted on 11/22/2009 5:50:23 AM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Northern Yankee

Isn’t it strange how we remember such little details from that day?

Like the yellow sweater and the checked black, brown and yellow skirt?


20 posted on 11/22/2009 5:54:39 AM PST by left that other site (Your Mi'KMaq Paddy Whacky Bass Playing Biker Buddy)
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To: snoringbear

According to the Warren Report, “Oswald was trained in the use of the M-1 rifle. His practice scores were not very good, but when his company fired for record on December 21, he scored 212, 2 points above the score necessary to qualify as a “sharpshooter” on a marksman/sharpshooter/expert scale”

In recent years there have been definitive documentaries proving, (to me anyway), that Oswald was the lone shooter. The ballistic evidence is solid, there is no “magic bullet”, and the backwards head snap is in keeping with the physics of what would actually happen if shot from behind. When shooters repeatedly shot gel filled dummy skulls, they invariably recoiled towards the shooter, contrary to what Garrison repeatedly contended in the famous trial in New Orleans.

There is now no “evidence of conspiracy” which has not been thoroughly debunked. Oswald shot him and he acted alone, as did Jack Ruby in shooting Oswald.


21 posted on 11/22/2009 5:56:20 AM PST by Carl from Marietta (Emmit Kelly for president, (if we have to have a clown, let's make it a good one))
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To: Carl from Marietta

Shooting that affects the spinal chord also causes a nervous reaction, raising arms to shoulder height, and pulling elbows back, coupled with arching the back.


22 posted on 11/22/2009 6:01:15 AM PST by donmeaker (Invicto)
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To: Federalist Patriot

Almost 8, in second grade at St. Mary in Huntington Indiana. The principal, who was a Sister Of St. Francis of Perpetual Adoration, put the news on the p.a. system after a brief announcement. At some point we were sent home early.

An interesting sidelight from looking at newspapers saved from the time; that was the day Huntington switched from all operator-assisted telephone calling-”Number, please?”-to dial.


23 posted on 11/22/2009 6:01:31 AM PST by John W (There Is No Normal Anymore)
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To: billorites

I was in fifth grade Our Principal came on he PA and announced that President Kennedy had been SHOT. That work SHOT was like a bullet through my body......


24 posted on 11/22/2009 6:04:34 AM PST by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: djf

Boy, that Oswald guy!
What a shot!

What a shooter!

6.5 italian carcano advertised in kleins of chicago for 9.95, with scope 12.95..american rifleman...


25 posted on 11/22/2009 6:14:08 AM PST by ronnied
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To: Federalist Patriot

Another nincompoop president who got rolled by the soviets.


26 posted on 11/22/2009 6:32:05 AM PST by Carley (OBAMA IS A MALEVOLENT FORCE IN THE WORLD)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Those comments really harken back to a day when the American public was so naive (willfully naive, I might add) that they would believe all the sh!t the media told them.


27 posted on 11/22/2009 6:35:58 AM PST by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Alberta's Child

“Those comments really harken back to a day when the American public was so naive (willfully naive, I might add) that they would believe all the sh!t the media told them.”

Nothing has changed.


28 posted on 11/22/2009 6:40:36 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: Federalist Patriot

First grade for me. I lived in Denton, TX, 40 miles north of Dealey Plaza. Oswald’s niece was in my class. We didn’t know it at the time of course, but she never came back. I’ve been fascinated ever since. I’ve met four of the doctors in the ER at Parkland that day, including the one who removed JFK from the limo. I’ve met had the fortune to meet and talk to many of the other principle people that day. The majority, if not all, that I have met say the fatal shot came from the front.


29 posted on 11/22/2009 6:57:22 AM PST by ALASKA (I feel more like I do today than I did yesterday.....)
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To: billorites
I was a senior in high school on Long Island.

I was in lunch when I heard. But I don't remember how I heard. I just remember running out of the cafeteria; and one of my classmates acting as a hall monitor asked me where "the fire was." I told her, "In Dallas," and continued on to wherever I was running to.

Not long after, the upper grades were gathered in the auditorium for an ad hoc assembly presentation. When the time came, it fell to the senior member of the faculty, Dr. Wells, to enter from the rear of the auditorium and announce to everyone from the left aisle that the President had died; and we were to return to our hoomrooms for early dismissal.

Upon returning home, I found my mother doing some ironing. She had no idea what had happened and was surprised to see me home before the usual time. All this was straighted out pretty quickly and our television was turned on and stayed on.

ML/NJ

30 posted on 11/22/2009 7:10:57 AM PST by ml/nj
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To: billorites
I was in 3rd grade

Same here. I remember hearing it over the loudspeaker announcing he was shot in Texas.

I had this vision of him wearing a cowboy hat and being involved in a six gun shootout.

Hey, I was eight years old and into Saturday morning Western movies!

31 posted on 11/22/2009 7:18:11 AM PST by Focault's Pendulum (This country elected an empty suit, an absolute economic illiterate!!!)
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To: Focault's Pendulum

My parents were in the car going from their wedding ceremony to wedding reception!


32 posted on 11/22/2009 7:25:22 AM PST by rexgrossmansonlyfan (Brennan and Booth THEY finally begin December 2009 (Keep flammables away from TV 12/10))
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To: left that other site
Yep... That outfit is burned in my memory. She came in crying and that's what set everything in motion. Normally she was a calm almost non-emotional teacher. When we saw her come in crying we were floored.

She stood in front of the class and said the President had been shot. She was in front of the class and to my right.

I will never forget that.

Yellow sweater and checked yellow, black and brown skirt. Wasn't gaudy. Just a small print check.

33 posted on 11/22/2009 7:54:05 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: verity
I think a lot has changed. People may believe a lot of nonsense, but they sure don't take anything too seriously if it doesn't affect their lives.

Our current governor here in New Jersey was seriously injured in a car accident a few years ago while his State Police driver was speeding on the Garden State Parkway to get to an event somewhere in the state.

I couldn't find five people in this state who even gave a sh!t if the guy would survive his injuries.

34 posted on 11/22/2009 8:02:33 AM PST by Alberta's Child (God is great, beer is good . . . and people are crazy.)
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To: Federalist Patriot

So many interesting recollections of that horrible day. Thanks to everyone who shared their memories.
I was 13 months old, my brother was born a week after the shooting.

For years, I’ve encouraged my father to vote. My mother always does. But Dad just won’t. Finally last year, after he didn’t vote again, he blurted out “The last president I voted for was John F. Kennedy.”

I’ve heard that these days, a lot of JFK’s policies, would be considered to be conservative. For example his lowering of taxes to improve the economy. The democrat party of old, is nothing like they are today.

I think Dad was so shaken by the violent death of President Kennedy, that he just chucked the whole idea of voting. He never said that, but that’s what I think.

I am sure the subsequent murder of Robert Kennedy, and the loss of MLK jr. also added to the sense uselessness in voting.

I don’t agree with dear old Dad of course, and I consider voting to be my duty as an American who owes her freedom to our military and other patriots.

But I could really feel Dad’s disgust at how the man he voted for was assassinated.

I will keep trying to get him to vote. After seeing “TIME” on the counter at the folk’s house, I got them “The Limbaugh Letter”. Perhaps that will get Dad interested in politics again.

There was a 2 hour History Channel show on last night about the day of the assassination. It had lots of news footage. I was again struck by the composure of Mrs. Kennedy.

There were some details of that day, I’d not heard before, like the scuffle over the possession of the body while in the Dallas hospital. The Dallas coroner insisted that the autopsy must be performed there, and Kennedy’s people wanted to get the body on AF One and back to the east coast. Kennedy’s people won.


35 posted on 11/22/2009 8:24:43 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (First they ignore you,then they laugh at you,then they fight you,then you win.-Ghandi)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
“I was in 3rd grade”

Same here. I remember hearing it over the loudspeaker announcing he was shot in Texas.

I had this vision of him wearing a cowboy hat and being involved in a six gun shootout.

Hey, I was eight years old and into Saturday morning Western movies!

___________________________________________________________

Fourth grade here, Catholic school. Mother Superior came over the loudspeaker to tell us Kennedy was shot “in Dallas, while riding in his motorcade.” Our teacher, Miss McDonough, started crying. Shortly after came another announcement that he had died. We were immediately let out of school.
I had never heard of the word “motorcade”, and was imagining Kennedy riding in a motorcycle sidecar.

36 posted on 11/22/2009 10:19:17 AM PST by Deo volente (The Islamic War on the West: Fourteen centuries and counting...)
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To: verity
In the US there aren't any conspiracies anymore. Now they're co-conspiracies.
37 posted on 11/22/2009 12:09:44 PM PST by tired1 (When the Devil eats you there's only one way out.)
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To: TheConservativeParty
After seeing “TIME” on the counter at the folk’s house, I got them “The Limbaugh Letter”. Perhaps that will get Dad interested in politics again.

Just curious to know if he likes the Limbaugh Letter.

38 posted on 11/22/2009 1:49:20 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ALASKA

39 posted on 11/22/2009 4:03:46 PM PST by Shooter 2.5 (NRA /Patron - TSRA- IDPA)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Well, thanks for asking! I haven’t really talked to him about it. They’ve been getting it for about 4 months now. My mom was apologetic when I teased her about having a subscription to Time. She said “It was cheap.” She knows I’m her political daughter and prone to notice things like TIME on her counter. They are sometimes amused by my exuberance for politics. Dad has teased me and said he voted for Obama.

They don’t have satellite TV or even an internet hook up. I told Mom that Time was only fit to be used for TP! Hey the comment just slipped out, I couldn’t help it! I said I’d look for something better for them.

I’d gotten The Letter before, but since I listen everyday, The Letter was redundant for me.

I am hoping since The Letter is not lengthy, and has little in the way of wasted space and is entertaining, that it might get Dad and Mom more interested in politics.

It really irks me that Dad won’t vote. At least he finally told me why last year. I think it was at Thanksgiving when he told me last year,right after the horrible election results.

I hate having a conservative like him, sit out elections. The dems are so much better at election turnout.

Our state of Wisconsin, has had some narrow margins of victory for the democrats. And we have lots of voter fraud too. If not for fraud and conservatives sitting it out, we’d have a better state, and our state would have went republican in some of the recent presidential elections. Milwaukee and Madison are well-known for their voter fraud, with Milwaukee being the worst.

So, that was a long answer....short answer is “ I don’t know, I should ask him!”.

Cheers!


40 posted on 11/23/2009 8:01:26 AM PST by TheConservativeParty (Take back the GOP-RNC. Make it conservative again. The party left me, I didn't leave it.)
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