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We Knew JFK: Unheard Stories from the Kennedy Archives

From: WeKnewJFK.org
Length: 52:00

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Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. Hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil. SUGGESTED BROADCAST WINDOW: week of Nov. 18, 2013. (Also available short companion pieces: http://www.prx.org/series/33377) For more about the program, VISIT OUR WEBSITE: weknewjfk.org Read the full description.

Jfk-logo-square-240-copy_small Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. The special is hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil.  For background, more from and about the contributors, and to hear the program itself, visit our website: weknewjfk.org

Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.

Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father.

Timed to broadcast near the 50th anniversary of his murder in Dallas, November 22.

Also available are a series of five short companion pieces designed to be stripped across a broadcast week, ideally Nov. 18-22.

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Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK's confidantes recorded just after the assassination. The special is hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil.  For background, more from and about the contributors, and to hear the program itself, visit our website: weknewjfk.org

Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his last days in office.

Famous names and voices wrestle with grief and memory; they provide intimate details on JFK the man, the president and father.

Timed to broadcast near the 50th anniversary of his murder in Dallas, November 22.

Also available are a series of five short companion pieces designed to be stripped across a broadcast week, ideally Nov. 18-22.

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Great

Great!!

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Request to post on website

Hi. I'm wondering if we may have permission to post at least the five companion pieces to our website at WEKU.FM. I'd love to also make the entire program available for online listening but understand if you would not allow that.

If you prefer that we not post the pieces ourselves, is there a site that I could link to so visitors to our site could access them?

Thanks for great work. We're airing the show at 7:00 this Sunday evening and the pieces each day Mon-Fri at 1:33 pm during Here and Now. I'm thinking of at least one other spot, perhaps in ATC but not sure yet.

John H.

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