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Nov. 22, 1963: The Death of a President
CBS News ^ | November 22, 2010 | David S Morgan

Posted on 11/22/2010 8:45:12 AM PST by NEWwoman

Remembering the Fateful Day in Dallas When President John F. Kennedy Was Assassinated

CBS) It seems so long ago, and so recent.

Those of a certain age will remember where they were 47 years ago today when they heard about the shots ringing out in Dallas. Subsequent assassinations of public figures did not quell the pain felt by the nation when President John F. Kennedy was killed, less than three years after entering office, at the age of 46.

Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President Kennedy was waving to the cheering crowd as his motorcade passed the Texas School Book Depository on Elm Street when gunfire was heard.

The president slumped into the back seat of his open limousine with gaping wounds in his head and neck.

He lost consciousness immediately.

JFK: The Assassination (Photos)

A third bullet tore through the chest and arm of Texas Governor John B. Connally, Jr, who was riding in the limo along with the Kennedys.

The car sped to nearby Parkland Hospital where the president, 46, was pronounced dead 30 minutes later.

The governor's wounds were severe but not fatal. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, seated next to her husband, was not injured.

Two hours after the shooting, police arrested Lee Harvey Oswald and charged him with murder.

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(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: assasination; history; jfk; jfkhit; kennedy
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I did not see this thread.

I remember my mother crying on this date. I know. It dates me.

1 posted on 11/22/2010 8:45:17 AM PST by NEWwoman
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To: NEWwoman

JFK -

Largest tax cuts in American history
Pro-gun (NRA Life Member)
Anticommunist and not afraid to use troops for America’s national interest
Bona fide war hero - personally brave and deeply patriotic
Assassinated by a devout Marxist leftist named Lee Harvey Oswald

“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.”

“And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.”


2 posted on 11/22/2010 8:48:50 AM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: NEWwoman

And let it be known that Oswald was a leftist and a communist.


3 posted on 11/22/2010 8:49:42 AM PST by GeorgeSaden
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To: NEWwoman

Everyone who was alive on this date remembers where they were when the news broke.


4 posted on 11/22/2010 8:50:35 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: NEWwoman

I remember getting in trouble for playing with my somewhat loud toy pinball game while my mother was watching the coverage.

Funny, the little things that make an permanent impression in ones memory.


5 posted on 11/22/2010 8:51:27 AM PST by digger48
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To: NEWwoman
I remember it all too well. I was in 5th grade. At a little after 1pm the principal came on the pa system and gave us the news. That was the quietest ride home on the bus I've ever experienced. Very sad!

Mike

6 posted on 11/22/2010 8:51:55 AM PST by MichaelP (It's a start!!! Pressure, Pressure, Pressure!)
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To: Islander7

I was alive and I don’t remember what I was doing(probably getting into some sort of trouble)(I was born in 1961).


7 posted on 11/22/2010 8:52:46 AM PST by US Navy Vet
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To: 2banana

They don’t seem to make Democrats like JFK anymore.

My mother, who whad been a Democrat, switched parties when LBJ got into office.


8 posted on 11/22/2010 8:53:06 AM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NEWwoman

It’s funny how there are certain historical events everyone remembers, while so many important ones they forget.

My mom remembers Pearl Harbor. It’s burned in her mind.

My kids will never forget 9-11.

I was a young child. I was in school I remember my teacher saying, “Oh no” and putting her head on the desk. It was the afternoon and we were all sent home early (they’d never do that nowadays) They took everything else off the airwaves and played music.

It seems strange to me to know grownups who weren’t alive when JFK was killed. I think it is a dividing line between us and a younger generation.

And to politicize this thread, Obama was one of them. And he didn’t even live in the US when King was shot, or RFK. He is an alien creature.


9 posted on 11/22/2010 8:53:27 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Islander7

There are so many conspiracy theories on who killed JFK, I sometimes wonder who DIDN’T kill JFK...


10 posted on 11/22/2010 8:53:27 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: Le Chien Rouge

Well, his Daddy got the Mafia to deliver a victory in Chicago and then his Brother croosed them as AG. - FIRST possibility

Then he tried to have Castro assassinated by the Mafia - Second possibility

So I guess he ticked off a lot of people.

The Warren Commission contributed to the conspiracy theorists by its Star Chamber Hearings on the case.


11 posted on 11/22/2010 8:56:18 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which tried to tolerate Islam escaped Islamization.)
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To: I still care

* there are certain historical events everyone remembers *

Right. This was one of them ... if you were alive then.


12 posted on 11/22/2010 8:56:40 AM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: GeorgeSaden
Yup!! They lose it if you is NOT as over the edge as THEY are. They're funny like that!!

When I was a college freshman, (I voted Democrat, then), my professor docked me a whole letter grade because I was not as rabid as he was.

That's when and WHY I changed my affiliation. The pathology spooked me.

13 posted on 11/22/2010 8:56:53 AM PST by SMARTY (Conforming to non-conformity is conforming just the same.)
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To: 2banana
JFK, through a campaign speech before a bunch of Baptists to win votes, created the environment where a politician could privately believe one thing but vote for something against his beliefs.

In other words, he created the environment where pro-abortion Catholics could exist and fast-tracked the Separation of the Church and State ruse that is killing this country.

14 posted on 11/22/2010 8:57:12 AM PST by frogjerk (I believe in unicorns, fairies and pro-life Democrats.)
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To: Le Chien Rouge
There are so many conspiracy theories on who killed JFK, I sometimes wonder who DIDN’T kill JFK...

Well, I know I didn't. I think. Unless they hypnotized me, sent me back in time (I was born in 1969), and then erased my memory.

Wait. What's that sound?!?

Helicopters?!!

Gotta go!

15 posted on 11/22/2010 8:58:56 AM PST by IYAS9YAS (Liberalism can be summed up thusly: someone craps their pants and we all have to wear diapers)
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To: NEWwoman
I was in third grade and we were rehearsing the Thanksgiving pageant in which I played William Bradford. My mother had made buckles for my shoes out of cardboard and tin foil.

"Greetings to you Squanto. Greetings to you Samoset and welcome to our first Thanksgiving."

The rehearsal was over and I was bouncing a basketball on stage behind the closed curtain when someone said Kennedy had been shot. I was confused at first because one of my third grade classmates was named Kennedy.

Anyway, back in the classroom I remember the principal coming on the intercom and speaking at length about it and what it meant.

When I got home I found my mother crying. Again I felt confused knowing that we were Republicans and had supported Nixon.

No cartoons on TV for days, just news, funerals and processions. Seems like yesterday.

16 posted on 11/22/2010 8:59:23 AM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: I still care
I'm too young for JFK. The three biggies for me are Reagan getting shot, the space shuttle explosion, and of course 9/11. I'll never forget this picture.

Where did that thing come from?

17 posted on 11/22/2010 8:59:39 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: US Navy Vet

I was in math class.

Part of actually being ‘alive’ is being aware of ones self and surroundings.


18 posted on 11/22/2010 8:59:39 AM PST by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: NEWwoman
Arlen Specter and The "Magic" Bullet

5/1/2009

19 posted on 11/22/2010 9:00:24 AM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: GeorgeSaden
Isn't it crazy that even that some now deny?!

People never want their cause, values, movements or ideas associated with bad things, likewise the modern day socialist denies that the NAZI’s were socialists, the modern day secularist will try to pretend as if Hitler was a Christian and argue that the Catholic church collaborated with the NAZI’s, those for gun control laws in Germany will deny that the first real gun laws were passed under Hitler, and likewise they will forget that Kindergeld (a redistributive program paying for children) was begun under the NAZI regime............

People have the urge to distance or disassociate the bad things from what they like because they don't want to see that connection or feel that guilt by association. So today even the fact that Oswald was a Marxist is quickly buried by some.

20 posted on 11/22/2010 9:01:36 AM PST by Red6 (IMHO)
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To: Islander7

I was twelve years old and in the seventh grade. I was in band practice when someone from the office came in and told Mr. Wiggenbottom (always giggled behind his back about his name, I remember him as a really nice man)...but, he was told, and then we all went back to our rooms. Sat at our desks....wasn’t too long til usual bell. Then I walked home.

I remember my mom crying. Our family was military and definitely Republican, but he was OUR president, and we cried. Then, for several days, a haze of tv....lying on the floor and watching tv. That’s when I became a news junkie, I think, during those days and weeks after Kennedy was murdered. So long ago....and I still remember all the details.

pattyjo


21 posted on 11/22/2010 9:02:13 AM PST by pj_627
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To: NEWwoman

I was out in the car, with talk radio on, when I heard the stunning news. I had to stop at a store on the way home and the fact that people were chatting and talking amazed me .Didn’t they know??!! When I got home, I raced to the radio to listen ——— and FORGOT to turn the TV on!


22 posted on 11/22/2010 9:02:13 AM PST by Exit148 (Founder and active member of The Loose Change Club. An easy way to save for Freepathons!)
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To: NEWwoman

I work down the street from Dealey Plaza. All of the Conspiracy Kooks are out in full force today.


23 posted on 11/22/2010 9:02:38 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: ZULU

There are theories out on the web that have everyone from Dan Rather,Richard Nixon and George H Bush in the grassy knoll.


24 posted on 11/22/2010 9:03:17 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: I still care
"My mom remembers Pearl Harbor. It’s burned in her mind...My kids will never forget 9-11."

The first such day of my life was January 28, 1986 when the Challenger exploded.

25 posted on 11/22/2010 9:03:21 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: antiRepublicrat
Where did that thing come from?

If that "thing" is the UZI, it was in a briefcase. Wider angle shots of that scene showed the open briefcase(s) on the ground.

26 posted on 11/22/2010 9:03:29 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: NEWwoman
Sitting in Sister Mary Karen's 6th grade class when Sister Elizabeth came on the loudspeaker and said President Kennedy had been shot.

Could hear little girls screaming all over the building.

27 posted on 11/22/2010 9:03:50 AM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (The people who hate Sarah Palin hate her because they know that her Presidency is inevitable.)
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To: NEWwoman

This has the CBS Coverage as it happened, starting with As the World Turns, which started at 12:30, just minutes before the first bulletins.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oiznn7id7zg&feature=&p=5834EA24A47EB726&index=0&playnext=1


28 posted on 11/22/2010 9:05:09 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: antiRepublicrat
"Where did that thing come from?"

Israel ;-)

29 posted on 11/22/2010 9:05:09 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: NEWwoman
I was alive and thinking all day "Only another month and I'm blowing this joint"

Come Christmas-time and my parents had their first child....

30 posted on 11/22/2010 9:05:52 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

“Well after all, it was you and me.”


31 posted on 11/22/2010 9:06:08 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: NEWwoman

“Terror is not a new weapon.
Throughout history it has been used by those who could not prevail,
either by persuasion or example.
But inevitably they fail,
either because men are not afraid to die for a life worth living,
or because the terrorists themselves came to realize
that free men cannot be frightened by threats,
and that aggression would meet its own response.
And it is in the light of that history that every nation today should know,
be he friend or foe,
that the United States has both the will and the weapons
to join free men in standing up to their responsibilities.”

JFK 9/25/61 (General Assembly of the United Nations)


32 posted on 11/22/2010 9:06:50 AM PST by evets (beer)
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To: 2banana
Anticommunist and not afraid to use troops for America’s national interest

I think there are a few thousand Cubans who were on a beach in southern Cuba in April of 1961 who would disagree with that statement.....

33 posted on 11/22/2010 9:07:19 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: 2banana
JFK was a liberal Democrat and an icon to lefties everywhere. His assassination made him a martyr.

If JFK had lived, he would have been no different then his brothers, RFK and Fat TeddyK!

34 posted on 11/22/2010 9:07:52 AM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: NEWwoman

Lee Harvey Oswald circa 1963, holding a Marxist newspaper (LIFE)

35 posted on 11/22/2010 9:08:03 AM PST by GeorgeSaden
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To: NEWwoman; Timesink; martin_fierro; reformed_democrat; Loyalist; =Intervention=; PianoMan; GOPJ; ...
Remembering that fateful day when Dan Rather rose to prominence for jumping the gun and taking a leap of faith to declare that JFK had died.
36 posted on 11/22/2010 9:08:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Reagan Man

Ted Kennedy stood with the Soviets unlike John.


37 posted on 11/22/2010 9:09:23 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Joe 6-pack; antiRepublicrat

Briefcase in gutter, right side of picture.

38 posted on 11/22/2010 9:09:51 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: dfwgator

thanks for the historic link.


39 posted on 11/22/2010 9:10:46 AM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: a fool in paradise
Remembering that fateful day when Dan Rather rose to prominence for jumping the gun and taking a leap of faith to declare that JFK had died.

That was based on the reports he got from CBS affiliate KRLD reporter Eddie Barker. Barker was the first to say that the President was dead.

40 posted on 11/22/2010 9:11:23 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: evets

Thanks for sharing those quotes. It sounds like a great speech, sorely needed for today.


41 posted on 11/22/2010 9:13:33 AM PST by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: NEWwoman

It’s fascinating to watch, because it took a half an hour for the cameras in the newsroom to warm up, that’s why the first bulletins were just audio. And to see how they dealt with the still new technologies of television back then.


42 posted on 11/22/2010 9:13:37 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: dfwgator

Wikipedia indicates that Rather supposedly called the priest who gave last rights. No citation or indication how Dan Rather would know who the priest was or how to contact him directly.

I seem to recall an interview from the 1980s where Rather admitted he had a hunch that JFK had passed and ran with it.


43 posted on 11/22/2010 9:13:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Islander7

Mrs. Stuckey’s 8th grade English class. Right after lunch.


44 posted on 11/22/2010 9:14:28 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: GeorgeSaden
Lee Harvey Oswald circa 1963, holding a Marxist newspaper (LIFE)

LIFE is a Marxist newspaper? Who Knew? ;)

45 posted on 11/22/2010 9:14:35 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: a fool in paradise
I seem to recall an interview from the 1980s where Rather admitted he had a hunch that JFK had passed and ran with it.

Totally plausible when one considers Rather's known history of making up stories for newscasts......

46 posted on 11/22/2010 9:16:34 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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To: NEWwoman

I have a vague recollection of the aftermath of the assassination and recall watching a bit of the funeral. I was 6 at the time. A little over a year later Winston Churchill passed away and I do recall the huge headline in the newspaper saying Man of the Century dies. They knew even then in 1965 his impact on history. That did leave an impression on me.


47 posted on 11/22/2010 9:16:42 AM PST by xp38
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To: Le Chien Rouge; Revolting cat!

The three men in the grassy knoll were Richard Nixon, George Bush, and Ted (Lurch) Cassidy.

http://www.biography.com/articles/Ted-Cassidy-248965
“His job at WFAA in Dallas included coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.”


48 posted on 11/22/2010 9:17:18 AM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: Thermalseeker

He typed up the story on an IBM Selectric typewriter.


49 posted on 11/22/2010 9:17:24 AM PST by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: dfwgator
He typed up the story on an IBM Selectric typewriter.

Must have taken "courage"......

50 posted on 11/22/2010 9:20:07 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Stop the insanity - Flush Congress!)
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