Slow Motion Video of John F. Kennedy Assassination
The shooting death of President John F. Kennedy on a Friday afternoon in November 1963 was the Baby Boomers' 9/11. Schools sent kids home early. Businesses closed. Weekend plans were canceled. Millions of Americans gathered in front of their TV sets in shock and disbelief.
November 23, 1963 was Carolyn and Ken Richardson's wedding day. They were scheduled to get married in a church near the scene of the shooting the evening of that tragic day.
Philip Jameson met with the President for 30 minutes, while in a very unique situation.
They can still hear the voice that brought the news, breaking into a song on the car radio or disrupting a lesson over a school public address speaker. They remember the prayers offered up from sidewalks and sofas, some whispered and others wailed. They can still taste the tears.
Five decades after President John F. Kennedy was fatally shot and long after official inquiries ended, thousands of pages of investigative documents remain withheld from public view. The contents of these files are partially known _ and intriguing _ and conspiracy buffs are not the only ones seeking to open them for a closer look.
A clear majority of Americans still suspect there was a conspiracy behind President John F. Kennedy's assassination, but the percentage who believe accused shooter Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone is at its highest level since the mid-1960s, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
On the very day John F. Kennedy died, a cottage industry was born. Fifty years and hundreds of millions of dollars later, it's still thriving.
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, arrive at Love Field airport in Dallas. (AP Photo/File)
A visitor wearing a cowboy hat looks out onto Dealey Plaza from the Sixth Floor Museum located in the former Texas School Book Depository building in Dallas on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. As the nation and world mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, special attention once again falls on Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, people, including right-wing protesters carrying a Confederate flag and anti-Kennedy placards, await the arrival of President John F. Kennedy at Love Field in Dallas. The 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination throws a new spotlight on the deep hostility toward Kennedy that some Dallasites voiced before the assassination. (AP Photo/File)
This Monday, Dec. 17, 2012 photo shows an angry letter to the mayor of Dallas concerning the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and other issues displayed at the SMU Library in Dallas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy ride in the backseat of an open limousine on Main Street at Ervay Street in Dallas as the presidential motorcade approaches Dealey Plaza. Texas Gov. John Connally, and his wife Nellie are seated in the limousine's jump seats. (AP Photo/File)
A patron looks at a photo of President John F. Kennedy in a motorcade in Dallas before his assassination, on display at the Sixth Floor Museum located in the former Texas School Book Depository building in Dallas on Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1963 file photo, people line the street in front of the Dallas criminal courts building and county jail in hope of catching a glimpse of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man accused of shooting President John F. Kennedy. The fatal shots that killed the president came from the Texas Book Depository at background right. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Nov. 23, 1963 file photo, people waiting for flights from Dallas at Love Field read the news of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in the Dallas Times Herald newspaper. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 22, 2013 file photo, a woman looks a mural of photos in the exhibit "Hotel Texas: An Art Exhibition for the President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy" during a preview at the Dallas Museum of Art.
President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, former President Bill Clinton and his wife former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, along with members of the Kennedy family, pause during a wreath laying ceremony in honor of President John F. Kennedy, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va.
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