John F. Kennedy
On this 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, Chicagoans are remembering where they were at the time.
I was 13 years old and had myself strategically placed in the back of my 8th grade Art class at Steger Central Junior high.
On the eve of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, a northwest suburban high school plans to show off newly discovered pictures of the late president.
Even before the formal dedication ceremony in 1963, O’Hare had begun transforming from a former orchard into an economic engine for the city.
It changed the face of American politics and took place in Chicago 50 years ago in the old WBBM-TV studios. The Nixon-Kennedy presidential debates were the first ever to be televised. The match-up highlighted the importance of image and playing to the cameras in politics.