John F. Kennedy on TV

This slide of the week, PRESIDENT KENNEDY ON TELEVISION, 1963, was inspired by my visit to the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza in Dallas last week. Having just watched a video of an ABC NEWS special aired last November about that fateful day in Dallas forty years ago, my Kennedy-curiosity was as peaked as it could possibly be.

The Sixth Floor Museum is in the legendary school book depository building where Oswald fired the fatal shots. The exterior of the building remains virtually as it was that day. But the sixth floor, with the exception of the recreation of the “sniper’s perch” near the corner window, bears no resemblance to its former warehouse appearance. Fifteen years ago the space transformed into a most engaging and informative display with incredible photos, films, and artifacts that tell one of the most famous events in the history of the universe.