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Kennedy Legacy Examined
Posted Date: 10/9/2013
Kennedy Programs

Hugh Aynesworth, author of November 22, 1963: WITNESS TO HISTORY will speak on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Warmack Branch Library, 760 Bardin Rd.

Bureau chief of both Newsweek and the Washington Times, and investigative team leader for ABC's 20/20, Hugh Aynesworth was a 32-year-old reporter for the Dallas Morning News when JFK's visit to Dallas ended in tragedy. His coverage of the assassination, the trial of Jack Ruby, and the conspiracy flurry that followed earned him two Pulitzer nominations and recognition as one of the most respected authorities on the Kennedy assassination. His reporting of Martin Luther King's assassination, the 1993 Branch Davidian standoff and fire, and the 1995 bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City marked his career advancement from a smalltown sports editor to bureau chief. He will be autographing and selling copies of his book.

Dr. Jerry Rodnitzky will speak on Saturday, November 16th, from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm. Jerry Rodnitzky is professor of history at UTA, where he specializes in recent American cultural history. He holds bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Illinois. He will speak on the assassination and its effects on the United States.

Both programs will be held in the meeting room of the Warmack Branch. Seating will be limited.


In the spirit of JFK’s famous inaugural address, “ask not” how the legacy of John Kennedy can inspire others. Let it inspire you. During the month of November, the Warmack Branch will conduct the John F. Kennedy Memorial Food Drive. Canned food collected will benefit the North Texas Food Bank. We welcome donations by program attendees and library patrons. The Betty Warmack Branch Library is part of the Grand Prairie Public Library System. It is located at 760 Bardin Road, at the corner of Robinson Road. For more information call 972-237-5772, or visit us online at www.gptx.org/library.