Fifty Years Later, West Virginians Remember JFK's Death

Nov 21, 2013

Maura Brackett, who lived in West Virginia for nearly 20 years, worked in the JFK White House. She shared her memories.
Credit Cecelia Mason / West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Fifty years ago Friday, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. The killing shocked the nation and world and, to this day, people still talk about it. Many West Virginians are remembering where they were the day the President was killed.

The West Virginians who are remembering that day include Mountain Stage host Larry Groce, who was living near Dallas at the time.

Others who share their memories include: Maura Brackett, who worked in the White House, and a Princeton man who served as a local campaign manager for Kennedy during the 1960 campaign.

This is audio collected from West Virginia television stations following the death of President Kennedy, exclusive to this digital version of our story: