Doherty’s late father, Reuben Knight, served as John F. Kennedy’s 1960 campaign manager for Wichita County in Texas. Doherty shook hands with Kennedy during his visit to Wichita Falls that year. Doherty and her family were later at Dallas Love Field in the aftermath of the assassination. She was interviewed with her sister, Karen Knight Neukom. Recorded January 22, 2013.