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Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

Thursday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.

Matthew Brzezinski

Author and former Moscow correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, Matthew Brzezinski discusses and signs his latest book, "Red Moon Rising: Sputnik and the Hidden Rivalries that Ignited the Space Age." Drawing on original interviews and new documentary sources, Brzezinski recounts the people and events that surrounded Sputnik's launch on October 4, 1957. Co-sponsored with the DFW World Affairs Council. In the seventh floor south gallery. The program is free and open to the public. RSVP to 214-747-6660, ext. 6625, or programs@jfk.org.

Friday, October 12, 11:00 a.m.

A Voice from History: Jim Leavelle

Jim Leavelle joined the Dallas Police Department in 1950 and worked as a detective in the Homicide and Robbery Bureau. He was heavily involved in the Kennedy assassination investigation and, on November 24, 1963, became a recognizable figure worldwide. Leavelle discusses that day when he was escorting a handcuffed Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby shot the assassination suspect. In the seventh floor theater. The gallery talk is free with paid admission to the Museum, and reservations are not required.

Thursday, November 1, 3:00 p.m.

When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963

Authors and former news broadcasters Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer, George Phenix, and Wes Wise celebrate the release of their acclaimed book, "When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963,” in paperback. Hear their first-person accounts of the JFK assassination and its aftermath, including how radio and TV news has changed through the decades. Program in Dallas County Commissioners Court (first floor, Dallas County Administration Building); book signing event immediately following in the Museum Visitors Center. The program is free and open to the public. RSVP to 214-747-6660, ext. 6625, or programs@jfk.org.

Also, on Monday, November 12, the Museum opens a new exhibit on the seventh floor. “Filming Kennedy: Home Movies from Dallas” is highlighted by eleven amateur films of President John F. Kennedy, from his 1960 presidential campaign through his funeral in 1963. Shown in their entirety, some for the first time, the home movies include the 8mm footage taken by spectators at Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963. Watch for details about the opening day event.

For more information, call 214-747-6660 or visit www.jfk.org.

Deborah Marine

Director of Communications

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

411 Elm, Dallas, TX 75202

214-747-6660, ext. 6637


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Good stuff!

Our Key West CoP recently had a nice chat with Jim Leavelle. Does everyone recall that he was also at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941? Almost as good as Forrest Gump!

Re SPUTNIK (the 50th anniversary is Thursday) it is my opinion that the shock of the Ruskies beating us into space helped JFK win the 1960 election. As I recall, his two big themes were: "Let's Get the Country Moving Again" and the alleged missile gap (which turned out to be non-existent). The Sputnik success added support to JFK's theme of the missile gap.

I do not recall reading whether either in the 1960 campaign or before JFK ever discussed the Soviet Sputnik success. Does anyone else recall? If so, as separate thread on "JFK and Sputnik" might be worthwhile.

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Thanks to Len O and Frog for passing this on. The Sixth Floor Muse makes the NYT and Frommers, and the Conspiracy Theorists respond.


As Frog suggests, it's never too late to respond and set the record straight, especially when it comes to the New York Times. How do you say that in Spanish?


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los redactores de periódicos de imperialista de yanqui y los autores son llenos de la mierda

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