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What Has the Government Been Hiding? 54 Years of Secrets & the Release of the JFK Records
November 18, 2017 | 2:00 p.m.| $15
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The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 mandated that by October 26, 2017, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) must release all withheld government files pertaining to the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. What will be revealed as these documents are examined? Will the contents provide answers or create more questions?
Best-selling authors Dr. Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and Philip Shenon, former New York Times reporter, will discuss the ramifications and revelations of this final release of the records with moderator Dave Davies on Saturday, November 18 at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza.
Following the program, Philip Shenon will be available to sign copies of his book, A Cruel and Shocking Act, on sale at the museum bookstore or the Museum Store + Café, located at 501 Elm Street. Signed copies of Sabato’s The Kennedy Half-Century are also available for sale.
About Dr. Larry Sabato
Dr. Larry J. Sabato is a New York Times best-selling author, has won two Emmys, and is recognized as one of the nation’s most respected political analysts. He appears multiple times a week on national and international TV, including FOX, CNN, MSNBC, and CNN International. A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Sabato is the founder and director of the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and the award-winning Sabato’s Crystal Ball. He is the author of The Kennedy Half-Century, which examines the life, assassination and lasting legacy of President John F. Kennedy.
About Philip Shenon
Philip Shenon was an investigative journalist for The New York Times for more than twenty years. As a Washington correspondent for the Times, he covered the Pentagon, the Justice Department and the State Department. As a foreign correspondent for the paper, he reported from more than sixty countries and several warzones. His book, A Cruel and Shocking Act, takes its title from the first sentence of the Warren Commission’s report: “The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963, was a cruel and shocking act of violence directed against a man, a family, a nation, and against all mankind.” Shenon also authored The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation. He is a frequent contributor to NPR, Politico, The Washington Post, Newsweek and the Guardian.
About Dave Davies
Dave Davies has covered local politics and government in Philadelphia for more than thirty years. A senior reporter for WHYY-FM, a public radio station in Philadelphia, he is also a contributor and fill-in host for Fresh Air with Terry Gross. Before that he was reporter and columnist for The Philadelphia Daily News, where he worked from 1990 to 2010. Before joining the Daily News, Davies was city hall bureau chief for KYW News Radio, and city hall correspondent for WHYY. A native Texan, Davis graduated from the University of Texas in 1975.