Archive for November 21st, 2013

The JFK Week, Day 4

50 years ago today President Kennedy visited Houston.

I thought it was pretty neat that my Dad went off to see President Kennedy 50 years ago today. I wasn’t awake when he returned that evening. The next day it all happened.

It was the first time I had ever experienced nonstop and wall-to-wall coverage on our old black and white TV of a major national and international story. A couple of years earlier we had coverage locally when Hurricane Carla slammed into us but the coverage the weekend of November 22, 1963 was a first for TV. I like millions of other folks in the country sat in front of the tube taking it all in.

We were bombarded with information and images mostly from Washington and Dallas. It lasted four days. We didn’t have cable back then or a bunch of TV stations or laptops. If you had the TV on you saw nothing but coverage. We will never experience anything like that again. It was a different time and era. It was fifty years ago.

This evening at the Rice Lofts, LULAC will hold an event to commemorate President Kennedy’s visit. I haven’t heard if the Democratic Party is holding an event to commemorate the Albert Thomas Dinner.

I’m going to skip my MLB questions for today and tomorrow.

I’m not going to say anything about the ‘Stros now having to face Prince Fielder 18 or 19 times a year.

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