JFK Assassination Special Lecture
11/22/2013 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
For millions of Americans, Nov. 22 triggers a nightmarish montage.
Dallas Motorcade. Lincoln Convertible. Book Depository. Oswald. Grassy Knoll. Parkland Hospital. Cronkite. Bloody Chanel Suit. President Johnson.
It has been 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Many things in America changed on Nov. 22, 1963, including how we use electronic media. Television news--which until then was usually a 15-minute newscast--was suddenly called upon to report obviously historic events around the clock. Coverage included the capture of suspected assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassination of Oswald by Jack Ruby, and the swearing-in of President Lyndon Johnson.
Mike Petros will retrace how the electronic media (particularly television) reported events on that world-changing day. Flex is available.
PS: Beginning at 1:30 on Nov. 22, the Media Arts Department will screen the Oliver Stone Film "JFK" in SG334 as part of the Friday Flix series.