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Long-lost television news footage shows President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy holding hands before getting into their limousine at Love Field for the motorcade through Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. The 45-minute silent, black-and-white film has been turned over to the Assassination Records Review Board, the independent agency created by Congress to compile a public record on the assassination.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dallas Morning News/Associated Press

President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy in the motorcade through downtown Dallas. Shots rang out moments later. Texas Gov. John Connally, who was wounded in the attack, and his wife, Nellie, were seated in the limousine's jump seats.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

President and Mrs. Kennedy smile and wave to the welcoming crowds as they ride with Texas Gov. John Connally and his wife through Dallas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

Nellie Connally, left, was the last surviving passenger from the presidential limousine. She died in 2006.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Nov. 22, 2011, marks the 48th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AFP/Getty Images

Secret Service Agent Clint Hill rushes to protect the president and Mrs. Kennedy moments after the shooting as the limousine speeds to Dallas' Parkland hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Newman / Associated Press

Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson takes the oath of office aboard Air Force One as the slain president's widow looks on.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Cecil Stoughton / Associated Press

On Sunday Nov. 24, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald, the suspected assassin of President Kennedy, is escorted in handcuffs to the Dallas city jail as nightclub owner Jack Ruby approaches with a gun. Ruby fires, wounding Oswald, who was taken to Parkland hospital, where he died.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jack Beers / Dallas Morning News/AP

Jacqueline Kennedy, center, holds the hand of her daughter, Caroline, as son John Jr. salutes the flag-draped coffin of President Kennedy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

President John F. Kennedy's casket lies in state at the Rotunda on Capitol Hill, on Nov. 24, 1963.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Jacqueline Kennedy walks down the Capitol steps with her daughter, Caroline, and son, John Jr. on Nov. 24, 1963.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Mourners stand in line to pay respects to the slain president at the U.S. Capitol.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

A view of the interior of the convertible limousine used by President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, the day he was assassinated. This is Warren Commission exhibit No. 346.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press / Warren Commission

This bolt-action, clip-fed rifle, found on the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository Building in Dallas, Texas, is identified as the weapon used to assassinate President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. This is a Sept. 1964 photo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Kennedy family members gather at the president's grave at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 22, 1970.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Sen. Edward Kennedy, center, with sister Eunice Shriver, left, and Rory Kennedy at the grave of President Kennedy on the 14th anniversary of the assassination, Tuesday, Nov. 22, 1977, Arlington, Va.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: John Duricka / Associated Press

An eternal flame burns at the gravesite of President Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery on Nov. 22, 2010, the 47th anniversary of his assassination.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Susan Walsh / Associated Press

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On Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, shocking the nation and forever changing the course of history. On the 48th anniversary of that fateful day, we look back at events before and after his tragic death.

5 Comments

  1. November 22, 2011, 8:36 am

    Sad day to be sure! Wonder what Washington would have been like today had he lived!

    By: foshaj@indiana.edu
  2. November 23, 2011, 11:05 pm

    The sad part is he didn't change history, all those who sought to change it (MLK, RFK, MX, etc…) were over whelmed by the re-action (assassination) of our dreams…

    This time, Saturn is leaving (not entering as in the late sixties)… it's the crisis of action… look to Egypt !

    The war is over, we have won ! :)…. (
    but let's make sure of the terms of surrender )….

    M. Costello
    Santa Fe, NM

    By: edgar d
  3. November 24, 2011, 10:30 am

    I remember that sad day so well; I was working as a temp employee in a dectective agency in LA, and we had the radio music on all the time. About 10:30, an announcement came over the wires that the President had been fired upon and was at the Hospital in Dallas. I remember thinking that he could not survive – I certainly don’t know why I thought so – and we all listened attentively until Walter Cronkite came on and announced the President’s death. The Head of the office immediately told us to close down work and go home. We spent all w/e then just listening to the news and “The Week That Was” and I actually was upstairs in my family’s home watching tv when Lee Harvey Oswald was shot. A terrible and sad memory every November 22nd.

    By: Clementina Filosa-Morton
  4. November 24, 2011, 11:54 pm

    That is certainly the question , and we can never know the answer. Had he lived I think our country and the world would have been better for it.He has now been dead longer than he lived, still the handsome young prince frozen forever; remembered fondly he fairs far better than those who survived him: Johnson and Nixon. He was magic.

    By: rlh@pacbell.net
  5. November 25, 2011, 8:42 pm

    The "nation" (the Corporate States of America" that kills its president!
    How do you expect the President to do his job fear free of military industrial complex, and "dark forces"?

    By: sese

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