JFK 50: Remembering the Kennedy Assassination

JFK 50: Remembering the Kennedy Assassination

JFK 50: Remembering the Kennedy Assassination

Compilation of NBC 5's JFK 50 Coverage

Friday, Nov 22, 2013  |  Updated 3:22 PM CDT
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Compilation of NBC 5's JFK 50 Coverage

Below is a compilation of stories done by NBC 5 in the weeks leading up to the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. 

If you missed any of the segments when they originally aired, they are all included below.

If you missed the City of Dallas' The 50th: Honoring the Memory of President John F. Kennedy, click here to see segments and a gallery from the remembrance ceremony.


Former Dallas Detective Talks About Oswald's Shooting
Meredith Land, NBC 5 News

Former Dallas Police Detective Jim Leavelle talks about the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald and his place in history thanks to a famous photograph. Watch the video below.


Spectator's Minor Injury Changes JFK Assassination Explanation
Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News 

Every Texan of a certain age can remember the pain they felt when they learned President John F. Kennedy had been assassinated in Dallas. But only one man, James Tague, remembers a different kind of pain -- a physical one. That's because Tague is the only person, aside from Texas Gov. John Connally, who was injured by a bullet meant for the president. Read the article or watch the video below.


Bobbie Wygant Memories of  Nov. 22, 1963
Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News

NBC 5 entertainment reporter Bobbie Wygant was on the air hosting a talk show when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. She tells Brian Curtis her first thoughts as she covered the story and how she made it through those difficult first days. Watch the video below.


Mary Moorman Recalls Witnessing JFK's Assassination
Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News

Dozens of people stood in Dealey Plaza 50 years ago, just hoping to catch a glimpse of President John F. Kennedy and the first lady. Instead, they witnessed the horror of a presidential assassination. NBC 5's Jeff Smith caught up with one of the closest witnesses to the tragedy, Mary Moorman, and asked about the famous images forever captured in her camera. Read the article or watch the video below.


Reporter Hugh Aynesworth Recalls Assassination
Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News

Former Dallas Morning News reporter Hugh Aynesworth talks with NBC 5's Brian Curtis about his experiences reporting on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Watch the video below.


Questions Still Haunt Co-Worker Who Drove Oswald to Work
Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News

The 19-year-old who drove Lee Harvey Oswald to work the day he allegedly assassinated President John F. Kennedy still has questions about the tragedy in Dealey Plaza.  Read the article or watch the video below.


Surgeon Robert McClelland Remembers Final Moments of JFK's Life
Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News

Parkland surgeon Bob McClelland didn't get his bloody dress shirt dry cleaned. He's kept it all these years, usually tucked away in a box at home or in his briefcase. It's a memento, a small piece of history from one of the darkest days in American history. Read the article or watch the video below. 


Parkland Doctors Separate Fact From Fiction in "Parkland"
Jeff Smith, NBC 5 News

Hollywood again tackled the assassination of President John F. Kennedy this fall. The film "Parkland," which is still playing in local theaters, largely focuses on the Parkland Hospital surgical team that tried to save the president and, two days later, the man accused of killing him. But what do doctors who were there think of the movie?  Read the article or watch the video below. 


Sister Recalls Tom Atkins' Role as JFK's White House Cinematographer
Marc Fein, NBC 5 News

There were a lot of firsts within the presidency of John F. Kennedy, from the first televised presidential debate to the first program aimed at putting a man on the moon. But what perhaps is lesser-known is that Kennedy was also the first president to have an official cinematographer. In 1963 Thomas M. Atkins left his post in the Navy to take the position of Official White House Cinematographer, a position he held until 1969 when he returned to duty. Read the article or watch the video below. 


Sixth Floor Museum Curator Visits NBC 5 Archives
Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News

Gary Mack, former NBC 5 employee and current curator of the Sixth Floor Museum, takes you through the basemen archives of NBC 5 which until recently housed all our old film from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Read the article or watch the video below. 

 


Bob Schieffer Becomes Part of JFK Events
Brian Curtis, NBC 5 News

Veteran journalist Bob Schieffer, who once anchored the news on NBC 5, will forever be tied to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Schieffer was working as a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram when he received a call from Marguerite Oswald. Watch the video below.


President John F. Kennedy Served as a Symbol of Hope in 1963
Kristi Nelson, NBC 5 News

The summer of 1963 was a pivotal year for the civil rights movement. Black people in the South were still denied the right to vote and barred from public facilities, and in the North they faced housing discrimination and violence. Read the article or watch the video below. 


Irving Unveils Home of Lee Harvey Oswald's Wife as Museum
Christine Lee, NBC 5 Irving Reporter

The city of Irving is unveiling a new museum. The Ruth Paine House is where Lee Harvey Oswald's wife and child lived while Oswald worked at the Texas School Book Depository.  Watch the video below. 


Hotel Texas' Kennedy-Visit Artwork on Display
Deborah Ferguson, NBC 5 News

Hotel Texas in Fort Worth, now a Hilton, made sure everything would be perfect when President John F. Kennedy and the first lady spent the night in Fort Worth on Nov. 21, 1963. Now, the artwork in the presidential suite, including other pieces of art, are reunited and on display as part of a special exhibit at Fort Worth's Amon Carter Museum. Watch the video below.


Forgotten Photos Show Happier JFK Visit to DFW
Meredith Land, NBC 5 News

As the 50th anniversary of the President John F. Kennedy assassination approaches, the Dallas Morning News has uncovered never-before seen pictures of him during a happier visit to North Texas.  Read the article or watch the video below. 


Parkland Movie Cars to be Auctioned in Dallas Nov. 23

Two cars custom built for the historical film "Parkland" will hit the auction block next Saturday. The movie, which opened in limited release in October, recounts the events around and after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.  Read the article and see a gallery of photos of the cars here.

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