10 PM Thursday November 26: Thanksgiving Special
The assassination of John F. Kennedy, the thirty-fifth President of the United States, took place on Friday, November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas, USA at 12:30 p.m. This program recorded ten years later asks the simple question-where were you when you heard the news? Through the use of radio broadcasts, newscasts, jingles and the popular music on the air that year, “A Shortcut Back To Dallas” conjures up the changing moods of that afternoon, including a telephone time check that draws us through that fateful day in a sort of “real-time”. Mixing in voices from friends, parents and disk jockeys from 1963 with co-workers of ten years later-this documentary captures a variety of emotions, featuring The Kingston Trio, Elvis Presley, Freddie Scott, The Rooftop Singers, B. Mitchell Reed, & The WMCA “Good Guys”, Danny Schechter, KLIF’s Russ Knight -” The Weird Beard”, The Washington Squares, The Impressions, Frank Sinatra, The Kingsmen, Shelly Fabares, Ed Sanders, Trini Lopez, The Chiffons, Tommy Roe, Peter, Paul & Mary…and John F. Kennedy.
Produced by Peter Bochan