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Series: November 1963, WBUR

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy, a self-proclaimed “son of Massachusetts,” was assassinated 50 years ago. His death set off a period of mourning for the entire nation — and especially for the Bay State.

Fifty years later, the 35th president of the United States remains a subject of fascination. According to some, his legacy permeates politics today.

On the 50th anniversary of his passing, WBUR commemorated John F. Kennedy with a special series called “November 1963.” It included nearly twenty stories and radio features brought to life with archival sound. Here are three of them.

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