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  • Originally published 11/25/2013

    ‘November 22, 1963’

    Josiah “Tink” Thompson returns to what has haunted him for 50 years: Frame #313 of the Zapruder film.

  • Originally published 11/22/2013

    Kennedy's Legacy of Inspiration

    Fifty years after John F. Kennedy’s assassination, he remains an object of almost universal admiration.

  • Originally published 11/12/2013

    Lee Harvey Oswald Was My Friend

    From nearly the moment I met Lee Harvey Oswald, it seemed that he felt the world had sized him up wrong.

  • Originally published 10/28/2013

    Rethinking the JFK Legacy

    There is a wide gap between the way historians view JFK and how the public perceives him. Why?

  • Originally published 06/11/2013

    Kennedy’s Finest Moment

    June 11, 1963, may not be a widely recognized date these days, but it might have been the single most important day in civil rights history.

  • Originally published 11/14/2010

    Who Really Won the 1960 Election?

    November 8, 2010 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the presidential election of 1960, which still very much interests those who care about disputed elections.

  • Originally published 05/12/2008

    Why It's Time to Give Joseph Kennedy a Break

    In his magisterial biography Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom, Conrad Black points out that Joseph P. Kennedy, President Roosevelt’s ambassador to Great Britain from 1938 to 1940 was “ultimately widely reckoned to be one of the worst diplomatic appointments in the history of the United States.”

  • Originally published 11/23/2007

    1963: 11 Seconds in Dallas

    Within hours of John F. Kennedy’s assassination on November 22, 1963, the Kodak film exposed by Abraham Zapruder became the most important home movie ever made.

  • Originally published 05/28/2007

    The Kennedy Brothers and Civil Rights

    In The Bystander: John F. Kennedy and the Struggle for Black Equality, Basic Books, 2006, Nick Bryant concludes that JFK was too cautious and hesitant on civil rights.

  • Originally published 03/25/2007

    The Robert F. Kennedy Assassination: The Acoustics Evidence

    Some years following the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy at the Ambassador Hotel on the night of June 4/5 1968 critics of the official version of the assassination said there were audio recordings of more than 8 shots fired when RFK was shot.

  • Originally published 03/26/2005

    Did the PLO Murder Robert Kennedy?

    The issue of a possible conspiracy in the murder of Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968 has once again been resurrected.

  • Originally published 02/19/2004

    JFK Wanted Out of Vietnam

    Like many of my generation, I can remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when the news arrived from Dallas that President John F. Kennedy had been shot.

  • Originally published 07/06/2002

    Robert Kennedy’s Example

    Thirty-three years ago, after winning the California presidential primary, New York Senator Robert F. Kennedy was struck down and violently removed from the center of Democratic politics at the worst possible moment for the party.

  • Originally published 04/29/2002

    Joseph Kennedy and the Jews

    Arriving at London in early 1938, newly-appointed U.S. Ambassador Joseph P. Kennedy took up quickly with another transplanted American.