An unprecedented number of new and updated books about President John F. Kennedy will be published this fall as the 50th anniversary of Kennedy’s assassination draws near. The Sixth Floor Museum will highlight many of these anticipated titles and their authors through its Fall 2013 Author Series. All programs and book signings will take place at The Sixth Floor Museum (411 Elm Street, Dallas, TX). Seating is limited for most programs; tickets for each are available online at www.jfk.org.
Saturday, October 5, 2013 – 1 p.m.
Program and Book Signing with Hugh Aynesworth
Hugh Aynesworth covered the Kennedy assassination as a journalist for The Dallas Morning News. Aynesworth, a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, has also worked for the Washington Times, Newsweek magazine and ABC’s 20/20. He will share memories of the assassination and sign copies of his book, November 22, 1963: Witness to History. The program is free but tickets are required.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Program and Book Signing with Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis
Writers Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis will discuss and sign copies of their new book, Dallas 1963, an in-depth exploration of the swirling forces that led many people to warn President Kennedy to avoid Dallas on his fateful trip to Texas. Moderator will be KERA’s Jerome Weeks. Tickets are $25 per person.
Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 2 p.m.
Program and Book Signing with Bob Huffaker, George Phenix, Bill Mercer and Wes Wise
Former KRLD journalists Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer and Wes Wise will be joined by former KRLD photographer George Phenix as they discuss memories of covering the Kennedy assassination in a new edition of their book, When the News Went Live: Dallas, 1963. A book signing will follow. Tickets are $10 per person or included with Museum exhibit admission, pending availability.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Discussion and Book Signing with Tina Towner Pender
Assassination eyewitness Tina Towner Pender will discuss and sign copies of her book, Tina Towner: My Story as the Youngest Photographer at the Kennedy Assassination. The program is free; no tickets or reservations required.
Saturday, October 26, 2013 – 2 p.m.
Panel Discussion and Book Signing with the Contributors of Life: The Day Kennedy Died
Dick Stolley, Bob Sullivan, Jim Baker and Alexandra Zapruder will discuss and sign copies of their new book, LIFE The Day Kennedy Died: Fifty Years Later: LIFE Remembers the Man and the Moment. A book signing will follow. Tickets are $25 per person.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 – 10-11 a.m.
Discussion and Book Signing with Dr. Larry Sabato
Celebrated political scientist and analyst Larry J. Sabato—himself a teenager in the early 1960s and inspired by JFK and his presidency—will explore the fascinating and powerful influence Kennedy has had over five decades on the media in his new book The Kennedy Half Century: The Presidency, Assassination, and Lasting Legacy of John F. Kennedy. The program is free; no tickets or reservations required.
Saturday, November 23, 2013 – 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Book Signing with Clint Hill and Lisa McCubin
Author and former Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and co-author Lisa McCubbin will sign their new book, Five Days in November. Admission is free but a program-only ticket or Museum exhibit admission is required for entry.
Program tickets do not include admission to The Sixth Floor Museum exhibit. All books will be available for purchase in the Museum Bookstore and Museum Store + Café. The Sixth Floor Museum is located at 411 Elm Street in Dallas’ Historic West End. For more information, go to www.jfk.org or call 214.747.6660.
About The Sixth Floor Museum
The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza chronicles the assassination and legacy of President John F. Kennedy; interprets the Dealey Plaza National Historic Landmark District and the John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza; and presents contemporary culture within the context of presidential history. Located at 411 Elm Street in downtown Dallas, the Museum is open Monday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Tuesday – Sunday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Audio guides for the permanent exhibit are included with admission and available in a variety of languages. For more information, visit www.jfk.org or call 214.747.6660.