Next week, the 22nd, is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK. Consequently, there's been a flurry of media events. At the moment, we're watching some sort of TV movie of the timeline. I've watched a number of documentaries, but I have never seen a movie.
It's actually refreshing to see everything without any sort of analysis. There is obviously some bias in interpretation, as we see in any sort of historical piece. Fascinating to me is that I have learned new information despite being interested in Lee Harvey Oswald for a long time.
Some bits I didn't know about the surrounding events:
1. The Kennedy family lost a child due to premature birth and respiratory distress syndrome. In the modern era of medicine, Patrick would have had a 95% chance of survival.
2. Oswald also shot a police officer as he fled from the law.
3. Oswald hid in a movie theater and was arrested there not for the assassination but for killing Tippit.
4. According to the documentary, Oswald and Kennedy were buried on the same day: November 25th, 1963.