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Friday, Nov 22 2013 09:43 AM

'First Look': President John F. Kennedy remembered

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    "First Look with Scott Cox" host Scott Cox talks with simulcast executive producer Louis Amestoy about listeners' and viewers' memories of John F. Kennedy.

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By THE BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

The United States changed the morning of Nov. 22, 1963.

When President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, the news spread around the globe.

Fifty years later, people are still talking about the tragedy and Friday on "First Look with Scott Cox," callers to the simulcast talked about where they were that day.

"I was in third grade and we had just come back from recess and our teacher was crying," said Henry, the first caller, who did not give his last name. "I didn't understand what was going on but back in the day, Kennedy was our homeboy."

Simulcast host Scott Cox was too young to remember where he was on that day, as he was only four months old, but he said the details of the tragedy are engraved in his memory.

Another caller, Deborah, said she was sitting in church attending a student Mass when the priest announced that the president had been shot. In the 15-minute walk back to Garces Memorial High School, students were told the president had been assassinated.

"All schools were closed," Deborah said. "And the most touching memory I have of him is when he came to Bakersfield to campaign and I was able to shake hands with him."

 

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