The city of Dallas and people from across the country paid tribute to President John F. Kennedy Friday, 50 years after his life was cut short.

In Friday’s Capital Tonight, we looked at how those who gathered at Dealey Plaza are choosing to remember a tragic moment in history without getting mired in the past.


For those who were covering the president, November 22 was just the start of decades worth of repercussions and investigation. Veteran broadcast journalist Dan Rather joined us to talk about the rollercoaster that followed.



The presidency of Lyndon Baines Johnson will be forever linked to Kennedy’s death and the Vietnam war, but we spoke to one man who says LBJ’s time in office has been chronically underrated. LBJ Presidential Library Director Mark Updegrove joined us to explain why.