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Where Were You?

America Remembers The JFK Assassination
November 22, 1963. A policeman’s wife was fetching their sick child from school. A young shoe store manager had no idea what lay in wait for him that day. A future president was tending to his farm. A future vice president was standing on the steps of his college library. A Georgetown student was looking forward to playing the piano for the president when he returned to Washington, DC, that evening. A future movie star was attending his second-grade art class.
     Then the news rang out across airwaves, through telephone lines, and by word of mouth, plunging the country into shock and sorrow. It’s hard to imagine how the last fifty years would have unfolded if President John F. Kennedy had lived. Would Vietnam have dragged on until 1974? Would Nixon have come into power? It’s difficult to say—but, combining evocative archival images with the unique, first-person stories of those who lived through it, Where Were You? says what the history books can’t and offers a fresh look at what was, what is, and what might have been since that fateful day.
    In the two-hour NBC documentary event that this volume accompanies, special correspondent Tom Brokaw interviewed people close to the tragedy as well as former heads of state, politicians, authors, journalists, performers, musicians, and more. He asked them five simple questions, starting with: Where were you? Together, their words paint a rich and moving picture of a hopeful nation torn asunder by grief. It will remind those who lived it of a pivotal moment in American history, and it bears witness for all who follow.

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

0762794569


Format: Book
Summary: Archival photos and first-person reminiscences examine what different individuals were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Title: Where were you? : America remembers the JFK assassination / compiled and edited by Gus Russo and Harry Moses ; foreword by Tom Brokaw.
Publisher Date: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2013]
Subject: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination.
Isbn: 0762794569 9780762794560 0762794569 9780762794560
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Call Number: 973.92209 Whe
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Format: Book
Summary: Archival photos and first-person reminiscences examine what different individuals were doing when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Title: Where were you? : America remembers the JFK assassination / compiled and edited by Gus Russo and Harry Moses ; foreword by Tom Brokaw.
Publisher, Date: Globe Pequot Pr 2013
Publisher, Date: Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2013]
Description: viii, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination.
Other Author: Russo, Gus
Other Author: Moses, Harry
Other Title: America remembers the JFK assassination
Notes: A companion to the NBC documentary in which 46 people remember the day that John F. Kennedy was assassinated and speculate on what might have been since then.
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Dan Rather -- Robert Grossman -- Robert Caro -- Buell Frazier -- Marie Tippit -- John Brewer and Ray Hawkins -- Ruth Hyde Paine -- Lawrence Schiller -- Oleg Kalugin -- Darwin Payne -- Joseph Califano -- Joe English -- Richard Goodwin and Doris Kearns Goodwin -- Mike Barnicle -- Harry Belafonte -- Andrew Young -- Carlos Bringuier -- Richard Reeves -- Pat Buchanan -- Frank Gannon -- Kathy Fay and Paul Fay III -- Bill Daley -- Swanee Hunt -- Jimmy Carter -- Bill Clinton -- Joseph Biden -- John Kerry -- Chris Matthews -- Mort Sahl -- Cynthia Wegmann -- Rosemary James -- Mike Kettenring -- Robert Groden -- Vincent Bugliosi -- John Glenn -- Nancy Olson Livingston -- Rose Styron -- Jane Fonda -- Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey -- Judy Collins -- Robert de Niro -- Sonny Jurgensen, Carl Kammerer, and Bobby Mitchell -- Oliver Stone -- Steven Spielberg -- Jay Leno -- Tom Hanks.
LCCN: 2013030984
ISBN: 0762794569
ISBN: 9780762794560
ISBN: 0762794569
ISBN: 9780762794560
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Call Number: 973.92209 Whe