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November 23, 2013


Here are the AP’s coverage plans for the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. All times are EST.

Numerous stories and multi-format packages have already moved and they are listed below the spot coverage. Reruns of stories are available at http://apexchange.com, from the Service Desk at 800-838-4616, or your local AP bureau.


Friday, Nov. 22:


DALLAS — In Boston, a private concert with James Taylor. In Dallas, a memorial with historian David McCullough. At Arlington National Cemetery, the eternal flame. Americans pause to remember John F. Kennedy, the president from Camelot slain 50 years ago by an assassin’s bullet. By Jamie Stengle and Nomaan Merchant. MOVED: Phhotos, video.


DALLAS — Beginning at 11:30 a.m., AP will offer a running account of the ceremonies and events in Dallas, nationwide and around the world to honor the memory of John F. Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of the president’s assassination. The frequently updated report will also feature historical anecdotes and past AP reporting about Kennedy’s death. MOVED, photos.


DALLAS — From points across America and around the world, AP reporters gather memories of John F. Kennedy, of the moments people learned he had been shot and the stories parents told their children about the slain president. A collection of vignettes. MOVED: PHOTO:

— Photographers at the memorial service on Dealey Plaza in Dallas.

— Photographer in Arlington Cemetery and spot coverage around Washington on merits.

— Photographer at an event at the JFK Library in Boston



CHRONOLOGY — People who were there that day, including eyewitnesses, police officers and surgeons who treated the president at Parkland Memorial, recount their experience the day of the shooting. Includes interview with granddaughter of Abe Zapruder, who caught the shooting on film with an 8MM camera and interview with Dick Stolley, the Life Magazine correspondent who negotiated the sale of the film. Moved Nov. 19.

LEE HARVEY OSWALD — Profile of the man named as the lone assassin. Elements include sound with historian Buell Frazier, the man who drove Oswald to work that day, the woman who Oswald’s wife boarded with and Jim Leavelle, the police officer escorting Oswald when he was shot. The piece includes footage where Oswald and his family lived. Moved Nov. 20.

CONSPIRACY — Sites around Dallas connected to JFK conspiracy theories that have become tourist attractions. Moves Nov. 21.

LIVE COVERAGE NOV. 22, all times EST.

— Shot at the Eternal Flame Arlington beginning 7 a.m.

— Live coverage of events in Dallas beginning at 12:30 p.m.

— Live at commemoration at the Kennedy library and museum in Boston 1:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.


An interactive using AP interviews, photos, video and graphics examine Kennedy’s life, presidential legacy and the tragic circumstances surrounding his death. The interactive, and a print timeline looking at Kennedy’s life, were published Oct. 25.


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