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This JFK Weekend, 50 Years Later
Posted By JFK Memories On November 21, 2013 @ 4:07 pm In Bulletin Today | Comments Disabled
To commemorate President John F. Kennedy, this blog will update in more or less “real time” as events unfolded on TV and radio 50 years ago, starting with the arrival of Jack and Jackie in Dallas on Friday, Nov. 22, and ending with the president’s funeral on Monday, Nov. 25.
As the nation watched the funeral on Monday, Nov. 25, 1963, many were struck by the riderless horse . But for nearly everyone, John-John’s salute to his dad, on his third birthday, was the climax of a heartbreaking weekend. As one blogger recalls, it was “Camelot to catastrophe” , starting on that long ago November Friday afternoon.
Sunday, Nov. 24, 1963.
Aboard Air Force One, Lyndon Johnson is sworn in as president of the United States.
Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested. He has also killed Dallas police officer J. D. Tippit.
Walter Cronkite announces the death of President Kennedy:
The Zapruder film of the shooting. One of our bloggers heard the shots :
The motorcade was late starting out, and the president had insisted on not using the “bubble top” so he could be closer to the crowd. One of our Tumblr contributors talked about being there and his “brush with history .”
JFK and Jackie land at Love Field in Dallas. George Sickler was there .
Others are engaged in a similar project this weekend. Follow @JFK_1963 , from the JFK Library and Museum in Boston this weekend for a sense of what updates would have been like if Twitter existed 50 years ago. Here’s their feed:
Tweets by @JFK_1963 
And on Friday and through the weekend CBS News will be live streaming the events  of 50 years ago as they happened.
Airport Arrival: Credit: Everett Collection
Motorcade: Credit: Bettman/Corbis
Lee Harvey Oswald: Credit: Dallas police department/WikiMedia
Lyndon Johnson sworn in: National Archives
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 JFK Memories: http://jfkmemories.tumblr.com
 Remembering John F. Kennedy: http://www.aarp.org/politics-society/history/remembering-john-f-kennedy.html
 riderless horse: http://jfkmemories.tumblr.com/post/67757692284/the-riderless-horse
 Camelot to catastrophe”: http://jfkmemories.tumblr.com/post/64784736217/english-class-in-high-school
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pz5waH25x4U
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 heard the shots: http://jfkmemories.tumblr.com/post/67680217008/twelve-year-old-girl-standing-at-the-corner-of-main
 Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWHdEeHNbXY
 brush with history: http://jfkmemories.tumblr.com/post/67332067482/a-brush-with-history
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 George Sickler was there: http://jfkmemories.tumblr.com/post/66119383456/i-was-there-at-love-field-to-greet-the-kennedys
 Image: http://blog.aarp.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/500-jfk-kennedy-timeline-assassination-arrival.jpg
 @JFK_1963: https://twitter.com/search?q=%40jfk_1963&src=typd
 Tweets by @JFK_1963: https://twitter.com/JFK_1963
 CBS News will be live streaming the events: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/cbs-news-to-stream-1963-broadcast-coverage-of-jfk-assassination/
 The Words I Wrote the Day After JFK’s Assassination: http://blog.aarp.org/2013/11/14/the-words-i-wrote-11-23-63-about-jfks-murder-the-day-before/?intcmp=AE-ENDART1-BL-REL
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