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ABC News highlights the 50th anniversary of assassination of President John F. Kennedy

by jmaloni


Fri, Nov 1st 2013 08:30 pm

A week of reflection on the life and legacy of JFK across all ABC News programs and platforms

As Americans gather to reflect on the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy, ABC News will air a special week of programming to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination (Nov. 22, 1963). Special coverage will air on all ABC News programs and platforms, including "Good Morning America," "World News with Diane Sawyer," "Nightline," ABC News Radio, ABCNews.com and all digital platforms, throughout the week of Nov. 17. On Friday, Nov. 22, ABC News Chief National Correspondent and Anchor Byron Pitts will provide updates of the day's anniversary events from Dallas for all programs and platforms, including a special, digital live stream.

Programming highlights include:

•On Sunday, Nov. 17, "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" (10 a.m.) will feature a special tribute to JFK and a live panel discussion on the impact and significance of the Kennedy legacy 50 years later.

•On Thursday, Nov. 21, "Good Morning America" (7 a.m.) will provide an exclusive first-look at the newly released audio recordings of police, investigators and on-site reporters from the day Kennedy was shot. These special recordings shed light on the investigation into Kennedy's death and are featured in the new Discovery Channel special, "JFK: The Lost Tapes" that airs Nov. 21 at 7 p.m.

•On Friday, Nov. 22, coverage of the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination will continue on "Good Morning America" with live reporting from Dallas, followed by a series of reports on "World News with Diane Sawyer" (6:30 p.m.). ABC News anchor Sawyer will have a special report on the lives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, two women forever changed by JFK's death. Byron Pitts will investigate the many conspiracy theories that have swirled around the assassination ever since that tragic day. Pitts will also report on the day's events from Dallas.

•On "Nightline" (12:35 a.m.), Pitts travels back to the scene with the millennial generation family members of key participants from the dramatic events of Nov. 22, 1963. They discuss the impact the assassination of had on their own lives and on the country.

Throughout the week, ABC News Digital will provide complete coverage of the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination across ABCNews.com, GoodMorningAmerica.com on Yahoo!, ABC News' iPad, iPhone and Android apps, as well as on ABC News Mobile properties. On Friday, Nov. 22, ABC News Digital will kick off special live stream coverage of the 50th anniversary ceremonies at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum in Boston. ABC News' Dan Kloeffler will anchor live stream coverage from New York beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m., with continuing coverage until 2:30 p.m.

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