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National Geographic channel is commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of JFK's assassination, and at midnight ET they're replaying a show called JFK: The Final Hours. It's probably a little ghoulish, but they have a lot of footage I'd never seen before and interviews with Dallas locals who shook his or Jackie's hand that day, along with speeches and events throughout the day. Right up until he was murdered, they all thought the trip was going 100x better than they'd ever dared hope. If you're interested in the subject, I'd recommend it.

Example: when the elders of DFW realized the president and First Lady would be staying in a hotel, they were appalled at the shabby decor. So, word went out to Dallas's version of high society, and they collected the most priceless works of art in the region and installed the works in their hotel rooms (JFK and Jackie had separate rooms that night). The next morning, when she woke up, Jackie realized they'd been sleeping next to original works by Picasso and Van Gogh, among others. This picture is of a couple of women preparing to deliver Picasso's 'Angry Owl' to the hotel for the night.


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