Journalist Dean Owen curates an important collection of interviews and commentaries from the individuals connected to the events of November 22, 1963, the day of President Kennedy's assassination. Arthur Morey, AudioFile Magazine’s 2012 Golden Voice and recipient of multiple Earphones Awards, leads a superb cast of narrators whose performances capture the spirit and personalities of nearly one hundred men and women, ranging from civil rights leaders to eminent reporters, without resorting to caricature. These moving narrations provide a thoughtful, emotionally-resonant picture of that tragic day and its impact on all Americans.
As the fiftieth anniversary of President Kennedy's assassination draws near, the events of that fateful day will undoubtedly be on the minds of many throughout the world. Here Dean Owen curates a fascinating collection of interviews and thought-provoking commentaries from notable men and women connected to that notorious Friday afternoon. Those who worked closely with the president, civil rights leaders, celebrities, prominent journalists, and political allies are among the nearly one hundred voices asked to share their reflections on the significance of that day and the legacy left behind by John F. Kennedy.
A few of the names include: Tom Brokaw, a young reporter in Omaha in 1963. Letitia Baldrige, former Chief of Staff to First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy. Congressman John Lewis, sole survivor of the "Big Six" black leaders who met the president after the March on Washington in August of 1963. Cliff Robertson, Academy Award - winning actor who portrayed JFK in PT 109. Rev. Billy Graham, evangelist. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.; Walter Mondale, U.S Sentaor in 1984; Bob Schieffer, CBS News reporter.
Would you try another book from Dean R. Owen and Helen Thomas (foreword) and/or the narrators?
mostly you will not care where these people were or what they thought especially if, like me, you actually remember it
Has November 22, 1963 turned you off from other books in this genre?
not at all
How did the narrator detract from the book?
not at all
If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from November 22, 1963?
most of it, pamphlet
Any additional comments?
no, thats pretty hard on a book already