John F Kennedy http://wesa.fm en Pittsburghers Relive Speeches of JFK & Share Remembrances http://wesa.fm/post/pittsburghers-relive-speeches-jfk-share-remembrances <p>Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Pittsburgh's Prime Stage Theatre is presenting <a href="http://www.primestage.com/shows_and_tickets/2nd_stage.html"><em>The Kennedy Legacy</em></a>, a program where audience members can relive the powerful speeches of President John F. Kennedy and share remembrances of that time period.</p><p>Prime Stage artistic director Wayne Brinda was 13 years old in 1963. And even though he was just a kid, Brinda remembers exactly where he was when he heard the president had been shot.&nbsp; Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:01:44 +0000 Heather McClain 20287 at http://wesa.fm Pittsburghers Relive Speeches of JFK & Share Remembrances Assassination of JFK Set The Stage For Breaking News Coverage http://wesa.fm/post/assassination-jfk-set-stage-breaking-news-coverage <p>The assassination of President John F. Kennedy changed the lives of many, as well as the trajectory of world and media history.&nbsp;</p><p>For professor Jeff Ritter, chair of the department of communication at <a href="http://www.laroche.edu/home.cfm">La Roche College</a>, TV coverage of the assassination set the stage for breaking news coverage in the future, and the trust Americans would have in veteran journalists such as Walter Cronkite. Fri, 22 Nov 2013 23:25:44 +0000 Heather McClain 20286 at http://wesa.fm Assassination of JFK Set The Stage For Breaking News Coverage Kennedy Presidency and Assassination Explored by Pittsburgh Playwright http://wesa.fm/post/kennedy-presidency-and-assassination-explored-pittsburgh-playwright <p>This year marks the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. One of the events marking the occasion is a reading of the play “Noah’s Ark,” which was inspired by James Douglass’ book “JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters.”</p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 19817 at http://wesa.fm Examining the John F. Kennedy Assassination: Half a Century Later http://wesa.fm/post/examining-john-f-kennedy-assassination-half-century-later <p><a href="http://www.cyrilwecht.com/">Cyril Wecht</a>, world renowned forensic pathologist and former Allegheny County coroner, remembers exactly what he was doing when he heard the news that President John F. Kennedy had been shot.</p><p>“Ironically I was standing in an autopsy room looking at a gunshot victim, a victim of homicide,” says Wecht. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:44:27 +0000 Katie Martin 19513 at http://wesa.fm Examining the John F. Kennedy Assassination: Half a Century Later