Lee Harvey Oswald. “The sad preponderance of other lone nuts with guns may  have helped sway opinions. Barely a week goes by without some maniac causing unimaginable tragedy for no good reason. The theory that great conspiracies must surround significant crimes no longer carries quite so much weight.” Photograph: Reuters

Why has so little been said about the 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s assassination? Yes, there have been 20 or 30 documentaries on the telly. Tr(...)

 November 22nd, 1963. Marina Oswald, second left, stands with her mother-in-law, Marguerite Claverie Oswald, in the police station in Dallas where her husband, Lee Harvey Oswald is being held, accused in the assassination of President  Kennedy. Photograph: AP
The Other Widow
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  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

The quiet life in Dallas of Marina Porter (72) has been disrupted by paparazzi as the anniversary of the Kennedy assassination neared. As 19-year-old (...)

 President Kennedy slumps down in the back seat of the presidential limousine as it speeds along Elm Street toward the Stemmons Freeway overpass in Dallas after being fatally shot. First lady Jackie  Kennedy leans over the president as Secret Service agent Clint Hill pushes her back to her seat. Photgraph: James W. “Ike” Altgens/AP
Doubts that just won’t die
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  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

It can take a few minutes to spot them: a pair of white Xs on the ground along Dealey Plaza, signifying where President John F Kennedy was shot. Stay (...)

Cars traveling on the road past The Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, Texas in Dealey Plaza on November 22nd, 1963. Photograph: Reuters
Dallas then: ‘nut country’
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  • November 22, 2013, 01:00

“Dallas, the city that virtually invited the poor insignificant soul who blotted out the life of President Kennedy to do it in Dallas.” A Letter rece(...)

In 2008, the gun that was used to kill John F Kennedy’s assassin was auctioned off as part of “a pop culture collection”. Other items included the (...)

Thirteen Days (2000): Or how the Kennedys saved the world between games of touch football.
Hollywood's JFK

Primary (1960) A group of America’s most talented young documentarians chronicled Senator Kennedy’s efforts to secure the presidential nomination(...)