On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we examine various Arkansans who were part of the events that happened that day. It's the topic of a story that reporter Evin Demirel has compiled for the Arkansas Times.
KUAR's Karen Tricot Steward spoke with Demirel on Morning Edition.
Featured Arkansans include:
-Liz Carpenter, the former Arkansas Gazette D.C. Bureau writer
-Maurice McDonald of Camden, who arrested Lee Harvey Oswald. His story is told in the 2013 book Oswald and I.
-Long time Southwest Times Record newspaper editor Jack Moseley, who did one of the last interviews with President Kennedy and also covered Lee Harvey Oswald's funeral
-Arkansas Senator William Fulbright, who told President Kennedy he should not go to Dallas