Friday, November 22, 2013
On this week's episode of Gabfest Radio, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz, live at the Bell House in Brooklyn, discuss why the Kennedys still loom so large in the American imagination and ask the question: What if JFK had lived?
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
November 22 marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, and questions have haunted our nation since: Was there a single gunman? Was Lee Harvey Oswald part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren Commission discover the whole truth of what happened? Investigative journalist Philip Shenon looks into these questions and provides many of the answers. His book A Cruel and Shocking Act: A Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination discloses information that was withheld from the Warren Commission by the CIA, FBI and others in power in Washington. Shenon also argues that Chief Justice Earl Warren was more committed to protecting the Kennedy family than getting to the full truth about what happened on that tragic day.
Disposing of Syria's Chemical Weapons; More Fallout from the Health Care Rollout and Remembering JFK.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Kerry Nolan talks with New York Times Chief Washington Correspondent David Sanger about the difficulty in finding a place to destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile; DC's local insurance commissioner was sacked after he made a negative remark about the ACA website and remembering JFK, 50 years after his assassination.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. The special is hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil.
Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.
Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father.
Friday, November 15, 2013
Next week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and countless books, articles, television specials and made for TV movies will no doubt commemorate the event. Bob speaks with Reason.com editor Nick Gillespie about how the media fascination with the fallen president has less to do with his impact on the country and more to do with the Baby Boomer generation's feeling of self-importance.
Friday, November 15, 2013
A new radio documentary titled We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives airs on public radio stations across the country, timed to the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. The documentary showcases anecdotes from people who worked with JFK and knew him personally. Bob speaks to Robert MacNeil, of MacNeil/Lehrer fame, the host and co-writer of the documentary, about JFK's nuanced relationship with journalists.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
As the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination nears, Jeff Greenfield, longtime news analyst and correspondent, talks current politics and offers another "alternate history" of the Cold War in his new novel If Kennedy Lived: The First and Second Terms of President John F. Kennedy: An Alternate History (Putnam, 2013).
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