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50th Anniversary of the Warren Commission

Warren Commission presents its report to President Johnson, 1964

Warren Commission presents its report to President Johnson, 1964

Washington, DC
Sunday, June 15, 2014

Author James Swanson describes the formation, goals and legacy of the Warren Commission, which was established to investigate the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. 

Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014 at 9:54am (ET)

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