Kennedy http://nhpr.org en Radio Essay: Our Old-Media View Of J.F.K http://nhpr.org/post/radio-essay-our-old-media-view-jfk <p>We've come to know President John F. Kennedy through a very narrow lens, that of so-called "old media." From vintage newspapers and television reporting that maintained now-anachronistic reverence for the private lives of our leaders to the oft-analyzed Zapruder&nbsp;film, our contemporary relationship with J.F.K. is limited by the time in which he lived.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:42:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38916 at http://nhpr.org Radio Essay: Our Old-Media View Of J.F.K J.F.K.: A Second Son Made Into A President http://nhpr.org/post/jfk-second-son-made-president <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Fifty years after his death, the presidency, and character and memory of John F. Kennedy has been covered and re-covered and burnished in television specials, articles and at least one extraordinary radio special that you’ll be hearing tomorrow on NHPR. With each retrospective comes the revival of the Kennedy myths…pictures of the sprawling family with their giant smiles, privilege…and no holds barred ambition.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 18:01:22 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38917 at http://nhpr.org J.F.K.: A Second Son Made Into A President Warren Commission Staffer Believes 50 Year-Old Report Will Stand The Test Of Time http://nhpr.org/post/warren-commission-staffer-believes-50-year-old-report-will-stand-test-time <p>The assassination of President John F. Kennedy fifty years ago this month, left a country in shock and disbelief and as the years went on, awash in conspiracy theories.&nbsp; Nearly a thousand books have disputed the central finding of the <a href="http://www.archives.gov/research/jfk/warren-commission-report/" target="_blank">Warren Commission</a>: that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone when he shot the president.&nbsp; Today, almost two-thirds of the American public doubt believe that Oswald, and <em>his</em> assassin, Jack Ruby, were part of a larger conspiracy. &nbsp;</p><p><strong>Richard Mosk</strong> was a 23-year-old attorney when he became the youngest member of the commission established by President Johnson to investigate the murder of JFK and his assassin. He’s now associate justice on the California court of appeals. In an <a href="http://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=66229" target="_blank">article for Stanford magazine</a>, Mosk wrote that he is “apprehensive” about the upcoming anniversary – which will again stir up the conspiracy theories that have shadowed the Warren Commission’s findings for half a century.</p><p> Tue, 12 Nov 2013 16:11:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 38370 at http://nhpr.org Warren Commission Staffer Believes 50 Year-Old Report Will Stand The Test Of Time Writers on a New England Stage: Chris Matthews http://nhpr.org/post/writers-new-england-stage-chris-matthews-0 <p>The former journalist and political talk show personality opens up about his new book, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero."</p> Fri, 09 Dec 2011 14:35:20 +0000 Virginia Prescott 821 at http://nhpr.org Writers on a New England Stage: Chris Matthews