JFK Interview

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The JFK Assassination This interview was conducted with my friend’s father on the assassination of JFK, and the impact it had on life in America. Q: How old were you when JFK was assassinated? A: I was only 15 at the time, but I can vividly recall it Q: What was your very first reaction? A: Well, I was shocked I really couldn’t believe it. I mean, you hear about the Lincoln’s assassination but it never seemed real. Now JFK was assassinated and it seemed like it could never happen, it was just like a dream. Q: How did your parents react? A: They seemed more upset than sad. They couldn’t believe that this could happen, they were upset that such a man as JFK could be dead, just like that. He did so much to change the way people think, act, and feel in this country and he’d never be back. Q: What was the general mood? A: At the time we lived in a very tight neighborhood in Pittsburgh. Around that neighborhood you could see things change. Morale was lower than I could ever remember, everybody was sad. Q: Did they play the video back on TV? A: I don’t ever really remember seeing it replayed over and over on TV, they really didn...
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