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Dallas & the JFK Assassination

Dallas
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Lawrence Wright and PBS Newshour’s Jim Lehrer discuss the political atmosphere in Dallas in the years leading up to President Kennedy’s assassination. A Dallas high school student in 1963, Mr. Wright remembers the day the President was killed, and the backlash against Dallas in the aftermath. He and Mr. Lehrer also reflect on how Dallas has changed since then.   

Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013 at 2:48pm (ET)

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