Examining JFK’s Assassination
For the week of October 13th, 2013
For Americans of a certain age, November 22, 1963 is a date that is indelibly etched in their collective memories. That afternoon while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Fifty years later, many questions about the crime remain unanswered. On this week’s Access Minnesota, retired University of Minnesota Humanities Professor James Norwood helps us untangle the web of evidence to better understand this pivotal moment in American history.
Guest: James Norwood, retired University of Minnesota Humanities professor, and instructor for the upcoming LearningLife course, “The Assassination of John F. Kennedy: An Event That Changed History”
Issues: The Evolution of our understanding of the assassination; The trouble with the abundance of books, articles and documentaries about the assassination; What we know about Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby; Why the assassination still matters 50 years later