September 25, 2013

This photo of John F. Kennedy at a 1959 press conference in Omaha, Neb., was widely used on his presidential campaign materials. Credit: Estate of Jacques Lowe

Newseum Hosts JFK Day, Other Events, to Mark Anniversary

WASHINGTON — On Friday, Nov. 22, the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the Newseum will host "JFK Remembrance Day," featuring a number of daylong JFK-themed discussions with authors, journalists and filmmakers.

All events are included with museum admission.

The Newseum also will rebroadcast in real time three hours of CBS News's live television coverage from Nov. 22, 1963, including the unforgettable moment when legendary anchorman Walter Cronkite reported to the nation that the president was dead.

A full schedule of events will be available as new programs are added.

Schedule of Events

10 a.m.: Screening of "One PM Central Standard Time," narrated by actor George Clooney.
Documentary Theater (90 minutes)

11 a.m.: Gallery Talk: Creating Camelot
Concourse Level (20 minutes)

11:30 a.m.: Dean Owen, author of "Reflections on the Life, Assassination and Legacy of John F. Kennedy," participates in a panel discussion and book signing.
Knight TV Studio (60 minutes)

Noon: Screening of "John F. Kennedy A Legacy Remembered," a 30-minute special produced by Voice of America.
Documentary Theater (30 minutes)

1 p.m.: Screening of "President Kennedy Has Been Shot" and a panel discussion with filmmaker Gerardine Wurzburg.
Documentary Theater (60 minutes)

1:40 p.m.: CBS News footage of the events on Nov. 22, 1963, shown on the 90-foot high screen.
New York Times–Ochs-Sulzberger Family Great Hall of News (180 minutes)

2:00 p.m.: Gallery Talk: Three Shots Were Fired.
Sixth Floor (20 minutes)

3 p.m.: James Swanson, author of "End of Days," participates in a panel discussion and book signing.
Knight TV Studio (60 minutes)

3:30 p.m.: Screening of "As It Happened."
Documentary Theater (90 minutes)

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