Author Series with Hugh Aynesworth
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Program and Book Signing with the Author of November 22, 1963: WITNESS TO HISTORY
On November 22, 1963, reporter Hugh Aynesworth was not among the cadre of reporters and photographers assigned to cover the Dallas visit of President John Kennedy. Within 36 hours, however, Aynesworth had witnessed the assassination of the president, the arrest of the assassin, and the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. Now fifty years later, November 22, 1963: WITNESS TO HISTORY recounts events that have passed into memory and controversy -- and sets the record straight.
Admission is free but tickets are required. Seating is limited. Reserve tickets in advance here. November 22, 1963: WITNESS TO HISTORY will be available for purchase in the Museum Store.
About the Author:
Hugh Aynesworth is a four-time Pulitzer Prize finalist, bureau chief of both Newsweek and the Washington Times, and investigative team leader for ABC's 20/20. He was a 32-year-old reporter for the Dallas Morning News when President Kennedy’s visit to Dallas ended in tragedy. His coverage of the assassination, the trial of Jack Ruby, and the conspiracy flurry that followed earned him two Pulitzer nominations and recognition as one of the most respected authorities on the Kennedy assassination. His reporting of Martin Luther King's assassination, the 1993 Branch Davidian standoff and fire, and the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City marked his career advancement from a small town sports editor to bureau chief. Aynesworth is the author or coauthor of seven books, including The Only Living Witness and Conversations with a Killer about serial murderer Ted Bundy. He has served as president of the Dallas Press Club and the Press Club Foundation and has won over 70 local, regional, and national awards. Hugh Aynesworth lives in Dallas with his wife Paula.