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JFK-LBJ: Transition of Power
March 21, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.| Free
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and The Dallas Theater Center partnered to present programming for the Dallas premiere of the play, All the Way, winner of a 2014 Tony Award®. This panel discussion compared Presidents Kennedy and Johnson and showcased firsthand accounts from November 22, 1963 from the perspective of politics, presidential security and photojournalism. Panelists were Julian Read, a longtime public relations and political consultant who was press advisor to Gov. John Connally in 1963 and traveled with the official party in Fort Worth and Dallas; U.S. Secret Service agent Walt Coughlin who served on the White House Detail for Presidents Kennedy and Johnson; and Eamon Kennedy, who was a Dallas Times Herald photojournalist covering Dallas Love Field, Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Texas Theatre and Dallas police headquarters in November 1963.