John F. Kennedy

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10:16 am
Mon December 9, 2013

How JFK's Death Changed The Secret Service

Clint Hill protected Jackie Kennedy when he was in the Secret Service.

The shock of the Kennedy assassination stunned the nation, but it also sparked a massive review of how the Secret Service operated.

In the first part of Monday's Up to Date, we talk with Clint Hill, the Secret Service agent who protected Jackie Kennedy in Dallas and beyond, about his role that day and how it changed him and the agency watching out for the president.

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1:39 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

The Assassination Of JFK, 50 Years Later

John F. Kennedy rides in the Nov. 22 Dallas motorcade, shortly before he was shot.
Credit Victor Hugo King / Wikimedia Commons

If you were old enough to understand, chances are you remember what you were doing 50 years ago when you heard President John F. Kennedy had been shot.

On Friday's Up to Date, we look back at the assassination of JFK through the lens of the Secret Service, doctors at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas and a few of the ever-popular conspiracy theories.

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2:33 pm
Tue November 12, 2013

The Film That Shaped America's JFK Memories

The Zapruder film recorded the moment Kennedy was shot.

The silently haunting images of the Zapruder film captured the moment John F. Kennedy was shot during that famous Dallas parade in 1963. Those images have become part of the mythology that surrounds the event, both for the conspiracy theorists and others. 

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we talk with historian Max Holland, who has analyzed the effect of the film on how the American people understand the 50-year-old assassination.

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11:41 am
Sun November 3, 2013

Steve's Bookshelf: Cracking Camelot And Becoming American

Steve Kraske speaks with authors Thurston Clarke, Robert Dallek and Domingo Martinez.

John F. Kennedy was no King Arthur, but his life has often been compared to Camelot.

On Monday's Up to Date, we revisit Steve’s Bookshelf, a collection of books on Steve Kraske's radar right now. We talk with Thurston Clarke and Robert Dallek the authors of two different books that examine the former president’s policies. Also, author Domingo Martinez takes us into the life of a family trying to become “real” Americans on the Texas border.

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6:00 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Poetry With Caroline Kennedy

Caroline Kennedy
Bill Burke/Page One

Though she’s famous for her family name, Caroline Kennedy has made a name for herself in other ways, too.

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Up to Date
6:00 pm
Tue April 10, 2012

Mrs. Kennedy And Me

When shots rang out in Dallas, Secret Service agent Clint Hill jumped in the back of President John F. Kennedy’s car.

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1:24 pm
Mon March 26, 2012

Chris Matthews On 'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero'

He was a man who knew pain, admired courage and hated boredom.

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