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    Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's death

    Jackie Kennedy in the aftermath of her husband's death

    Shortly after noon on the 22nd of November, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas , Texas.   It was five months after his hugely successful vist to Ireland.   Below see letters of thanks he sent to Taoiseach Sean Lemass following his visit.  Assassination Television and radio stations suspended their regular programs to carry uninterrupted coverage of the President's assassination.  Lorcan Clancy trawled through the archives to find out how the news spread, and how the world reacted to the death of a President and compiled a report which was played ...

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1117/486236-the-history-show-sunday-17-november-2013/?clipid=1353579
    The History Show Sunday 17 November 2013

    The History Show Sunday 17 November 2013

    The Irish and World War One This August will mark the centenary of the start of World War One. We will be commemorating this anniversary on The History Show with special programmes and short items telling the stories of Irish people who were involved in the war. We will also be examining what was happening here during these turbulent years. Do you have relatives who were involved in the First World War? We would like to hear their stories. Email: history@rte.ie

    http://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-history-show/programmes/2013/1117/486236-the-history-show-sunday-17-november-2013/

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