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Television Archives - Page 2 of 2 - L.D.C. Fitzgerald, JFK Novelist

In September of 1960, Senator Kennedy, presidential candidate, delivered a speech about religion in politics to the Ministerial Association at Rice Hotel in Houston, TX.  Current GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum recently said that the speech made him sick. Santorum said, “I don’t believe in an America where the separation of church and state are […]

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This television interview was conducted three months after Marina Oswald’s husband, Lee Harvey Oswald, allegedly killed President Kennedy, and was shot to death himself. She purports to believe in her husband’s guilt.   Marina says her days are spent being busy with her children. She speaks to her children Junie and Rachel in both English […]

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Lee Harvey Oswald’s youngest daughter, Rachel, was only one month old in 1963 when her father allegedly killed President Kennedy, and was shot to death himself. Twenty-eight years later, she granted this TV interview. Raised by her stepfather, Rachel Oswald Porter didn’t know who her birth father was as a young child. Her mother, Marina […]

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50 Years Ago on February 20, 1962, Glenn piloted the Mercury-Atlas 6 “Friendship 7” spacecraft on the first manned orbital mission of the United States. Launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida, he completed a successful three-orbit mission around the earth, reaching a maximum altitude (apogee) of 162 statute miles and an orbital […]

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Furniture company Lexington Modern supplied JFK with a special chair for his presidential debates with Richard Nixon in 1960. The debates were the first televised presidential debates in history, and marked a turning point in on-air presence for political candidates. JFK was lauded for his tan, relaxed appearance, while Nixon seemed pale and sickly. “Prior […]

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50 Years Ago on February 14, 1962, Jackie Kennedy gave a televised tour of the White House. Believing that the White House lacked the majesty befitting the epicenter of government, Mrs. Kennedy committed herself to introducing culture and history to the home of the president. She planned numerous social events to which—alongside politicians, dignitaries, and […]

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Forty-eight years ago, on February 7, 1964, the Beatles landed at JFK airport on their way to debut on the Ed Sullivan Show. Although their single “I Wanna Hold Your Hand” was already a hit in the US, the impromptu reception of three thousand screaming fans greeting their plane seemed to surprise and delight the […]

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In this classic 1953 interview, veteran newsman Edward R. Murrow interviews Senator and Mrs. John F. Kennedy one month after their marriage. The format is an informal “Person to Person” chat with the newlywed couple in their Boston home. Watch how Jackie is startled by his question on which required more diplomacy: her former job […]

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Paxton (actor of Twister and Titanic) is currently executive producing (along with Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman) a miniseries for HBO that will commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The miniseries is set to air on HBO in 2013.   Bill Paxton Article  

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