- Tom Hanks JFK documentary on CNN, ‘The Assassination of President Kennedy,’ worth watching (newsday.com)
- Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman Explore The Assassination of President Kennedy (cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com)
The upcoming 50th anniversary of the murder of President John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald has already produced, in addition to thoughtful commemorations, all-too-familiar attempts by some to smear the city in which the crime happened to take place. Not since Archduke Ferdinand was killed in Sarajevo have so many people persisted in trying to treat the scene of a crime as though it were somehow a culprit. Dallas has spent generations trying to live down its reputation as “the city that killed Kennedy.”
The crude version of the Dallas-killed-Kennedy thesis was popularized in Oliver Stone’s 1995 movie Nixon (which built upon a conspiracy theory Stone had promoted in his earlier film JFK). In one scene, Nixon visits Dallas shortly before the assassination and receives ominous hints from a mysterious Cuban and a right-wing Dallas businessman. The businessman was portrayed by my distant relative the late actor Larry…
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Dallas police to honor fallen officer in J.F.K. shooting
- Dallas Police to Honor Fallen Officer in JFK Shooting (nation.time.com)
- Dallas police to honor Tippit, slain by Oswald (sacbee.com)
Marking the 50th anniversary of assassination of former President John F. Kennedy, Dallas police are honoring the policeman who stopped Lee Harvey Oswald by wearing a special badge throughout November.
Officer J.D. Tippet, 39 years old at the time, was shot by Oswald after stopping him nearly an hour after Kennedy was shot in 1963, based on a description of the suspected shooter.
The money raised from selling the badges will go to helping injured officers and their families.