Bibliography: Kennedy Assassination (page 2 of 3)

Kliman, Gilbert (1968). Psychological Emergencies of Childhood. A guide for professionals concerned with the prevention of disorders in children, this book describes strengthening very young children's reactions to inevitable emergencies before they occur, illness in the family (including analysis for a dying child), death in the family, divorce and marital separation, minor emergencies, overstimulating and horrifying experiences, the President Kennedy assassination, and a classification of pathogenic experiences. There are several examples of children's drawings, and case histories which illustrate the author's methods of intervention. A 64-item bibliography is included. Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Children, Emotional Adjustment, Emotional Disturbances

Murphy, John M. (1990). "A Time of Shame and Sorrow": Robert F. Kennedy and the American Jeremiad, Quarterly Journal of Speech. Examines the rhetorical function of the modern American jeremiad as a means to restore social harmony in a time of crisis. Analyzes Robert F. Kennedy's response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Reveals the strengths and limitations of the jeremiad as a response to social crisis. Descriptors: Communication Research, Discourse Analysis, Persuasive Discourse, Rhetoric

Elliott, William R.; And Others (1992). Synthetic History and Subjective Reality: The Impact of Oliver Stone's "JFK.". Based on models created by social reality researchers, a study used a modification of a Solomon four group design to investigate the influence of symbolic reality (exposure to the film "JFK") on a student audience's subjective reality (knowledge of the assassination of President Kennedy, political mistrust and belief in the existence of a shadow government) and communication behaviors. A total of 74 students were interviewed at one time, most of them within 1 week of seeing "JFK." Approximately 3 weeks later, 143 students were interviewed including 66 of those interviewed earlier. The findings show an influence of exposure to "JFK" on students' knowledge about the assassination, belief in the existence of a shadow government, and interpersonal discussion of the assassination.  Findings indicate that "JFK" played a significant role in the development of the audience's image of the Kennedy assassination. (Five tables of data and one figure are included and 42 references are attached.)   [More]  Descriptors: Audience Response, Films, Higher Education, Mass Media Role

Hilliard, Robert L., Ed. (1970). Radio Broadcasting; An Introduction to the Sound Medium. Intended as a basic text for the student, teacher, or professional, this book covers several major aspects of broadcasting. The section on programming suggests ways to capture the audience desired by the station. Job functions of studio personnel are explored. Operating and studio facilities, including microphones, tape recorders, records, turntables, and sound effects equipment, are described briefly and illustrated with photographs. The philosophy, place, and application of producing and directing musical programs, variety shows, news, features, and public service entertainment are examined in detail. Discussions of the Kennedy assassination and Pope Paul"s visit to New York from a broadcaster's angle serve as examples of radio news coverage. Writing for radio commercials, documentaries, special events and features, and a variety of other formats is described. Voice production and microphone techniques are explained, and the job opportunities for radio performers are outlined. Descriptors: Administration, Audio Equipment, Broadcast Industry, Employment Opportunities

Gilles, Roger (1993). Sophistic Synthesis in JFK Assassination Rhetoric. The rhetoric surrounding the assassination of John F. Kennedy offers a unique testing ground for theories about the construction of knowledge in society. One dilemma, however, is the lack of academic theorizing about the assassination. The Kennedy assassination has been left almost exclusively in the hands of "nonhistorians," i.e., politicians, filmmakers, and novelists. Their struggle to reach consensus is an opportunity to consider recent issues in rhetorical theory, issues of knowledge and belief, argument and narrative, history and myth. In "Rereading the Sophists: Classical Rhetoric Refigured," Susan C. Jarratt uses the sophists and their focus on "nomos" to propose "an alternative analytic to the mythos/logos antithesis" characteristic of more Aristotelian forms of rhetorical analysis. Two basic features of sophistic historiography interest Jarratt: (1) the use of narrative structures along with or opposed to argumentative structures; and (2) the rhetorical focus on history to creative broad cultural meaning in the present rather than irrefutable fact about the past. Jarratt's book lends itself to a 2-part reading of Jim Garrison's "On the Trail of the Assassins"–a rational or Aristotelian reading and a nomos-driven or myth-making reading. Garrison's first chapters are almost completely devoted to the appeal of ethos–his portrayal of himself as a loyal American–but the bulk of the book presents evidence that Garrison collected in the 1960s. Still, its persuasive power comes also from its narrative form, its story of Garrison's 8-year investigation of the assassination. (Contains 23 references.)   [More]  Descriptors: Higher Education, Historiography, Popular Culture, Presidents of the United States

Dillon, Pattie (2000). Teaching the Past through Oral History, Journal of American History. Discusses oral history as a means to connect national events with the lives of individual people. Relates the information from student oral term paper interviews, focusing on topics such as the Vietnam War, the Great Depression, civil rights and school integration, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Descriptors: Black History, Civil Rights, Higher Education, Interviews

Small, William (1970). To Kill a Messenger; Television News and the Real World. From his vantage point as News Director of CBS News in Washington, the author examines the role of television news in our society and gives an insider's view of the day-to-day process of selecting and presenting news. Highlighting the book are in-depth discussions of past and recent news events. The Nixon "Checkers" speech, John Kennedy's fight to become the first Catholic president, the Edward R. Murrow-Joseph McCarthy television drama, and Vice-President Agnew's sharp attack on the television networks are described in anecdotal fashion. The author examines the powerful effect of television news and discusses the power to determine what that news shall contain. He traces the role of television in the black revolution, black riots, the Viet Nam war, and the resultant anti-war protests. He examines the part television plays in fostering violence in America and provides a firsthand account of television coverage of the Kennedy assassination and funeral. The influence of television on politics is discussed with particular reference to political campaigns in general, to the famed televised debates of 1960, to the political conventions, and to the presidential press conferences. In conclusion, he delineates the effect of government regulation on the selection and presentation of television news. Descriptors: Black Power, Commercial Television, Cultural Awareness, Current Events

Klinger-Vartabedian, Laurel (1987). A Rhetorical Balm: Eulogy for the Challenger. The American space shuttle Challenger's explosion prompted a national grieving process typified by stages of shock, disbelief, acknowledgement, and finally recovery/adaptation. President Reagan's speech on the evening of the disaster assisted this process by integrating content and structure with the psychological needs of the audience. Reagan's speech adhered to classical eulogy structure in that he (1) praised the crew, ancestors, and the country by associating the astronauts with "pioneers" and with Sir Francis Drake; (2) lamented by identifying with the loss felt by the crew's families; and (3) consoled by affirming the continuation of the crew's spirit and bravery in the future space program, and in their immortality with God. He thereby performed the traditional eulogistic functions of acknowledging death, transforming the relationship with the dead from present to past tense, easing the mourners' terror of their own mortality with assurance that the deceased live on, and reknitting the community. The speech also contained elements of deliberative oratory by asserting the continuation of the space program, praising national values, and criticizing Soviet secrecy in similar disasters, creating a hybrid genre in which the president answered the complexity of the grieving process and concentrated on the most prominent stages of loss, recovery and unification. Similar aspects of official eulogy surrounded President Kennedy's assassination, but not the Vietnam-era Apollo disaster, probably because the war precluded any closure of the grief process.  Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Grief, Persuasive Discourse, Psychological Needs

1971 (1971). Newspapers on Microfilm. Catalog and Price List 1971, 25th Anniversary Edition. Over 5500 current and backfile titles of American, foreign, and Black community newspapers that may be purchased on 35mm. roll microfilm are indexed in this catalog. Historical annotations are provided for selected American, Asian, and other foreign newspapers as well as for collections which focus on areas of special interest: early America, the Civil War, Dow Jones publications, the Black community, underground newspapers, The Village Voice, and a representative sample of press coverage of the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the flight of Apollo 11. Full-size paper facsimiles of individual newspaper pages are also available. Descriptors: American History, Asian History, Black Community, Catalogs

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. (1994). Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (77th, Atlanta, Georgia, August 10-13, 1994). Part II: Media and Law. The Media and Law section of this collection of conference presentations contains the following 11 papers: "Independent State Constitutional Analysis of Public Concern and Opinion Issues in Defamation Litigation, 1977-1993" (James Parramore); "The President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992: Will Sun Finally Shine over Dealey Plaza" (Jennifer Greer); "If You Do the Crime, Will You Do the Time? A Proposal for Reform of State Sunshine Law Enforcement Provisions" (Charles N. Davis and Milagros Rivera-Sanchez); "Sexual Harassment and Vicarious Liability of Media Organizations" (Matthew D. Bunker); "Solid-Gold Photocopies" A Review of Fees for Copies of Public Records Established under State Open Records Laws" (John R. Bender); "Is Your Boss Reading Your E-Mail? Privacy Law in the Age of the 'Electronic Sweatshop'" (Laurie Thomas Lee); "The Legal Rules of Broadcast Newsgathering" (Tom Letts); "The Privacy Exemptions and Open Government: Narrowing the Public Interest Standard under the FOIA in the Wake of 'Reporters Committee'" (Matthew D. Bunker and Stephen D. Perry); "Feminism and Free Expression: Silence and Voice" (Robert Jensen and Elvia R. Arriola); "Digital Imaging, the News Media and the Law: A Look at Libel, Privacy, Copyright and Evidence in a Digital Age" (Betty J. Ramos); and "Lani Guinier and the Press" (Kevin M. Sanders).   [More]  Descriptors: Copyrights, Court Litigation, Electronic Mail, Feminism

Siler, Carl R. (1994). Muncie Remembers that Day in Dallas, November 22, 1963. Volume 1. "Muncie Remembers That Day in Dallas" is an oral history project report of a study conducted by two academic U.S. history classes of 21 students at Muncie Southside High School (Indiana) during the 1993-94 school year. The occasion of the 30th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, along with the movie "JFK," had sparked the interest of students in the topic. The students designed the interview instrument, selected persons to be interviewed and then conducted the interviews. Written transcripts from the tape recordings were then organized into a readable format. The memories of 40 participants are recorded in the book, along with copies of the interview questions, participant letter, release form, and an interview log sheet. Contains 19 references.   [More]  Descriptors: Active Learning, Discovery Learning, Interviews, Local History

Burns, Gary (1990). Popular Music, Television, and Generational Identity. Although previous generations have by no means been disloyal to the popular music of their youth, the tenacious attachment of the Baby Boomers to the music of the 1960s seems unprecedented. Three main reasons account for this constantly widening musical reclamation project. First, the Baby Boomers have a clearer sense of generational identity that any other generation has had. They are incessantly studied, written, about, renamed, "targeted," and otherwise reminded of their own supposed uniqueness and importance. Second, the Baby Boom generation refuses to let go of childhood and youth. This notion of longevity is attributed in part to a lack of a clear connection to an acceptable history (in a sense, World War II ended history, and the assassination of John F. Kennedy did something similar). This resulted in a need of Baby Boomers to create a substitute culture which remains strongly embedded in their memories as they ultimately become a part of the mainstream. Finally, the mass media, especially in their marketing and advertising functions, encourage both the generational identity and longevity. Examples are seen in the repacking of the VH-1 video channel and MTV, the recycling of the 1960s songs in current advertising, and the musical/televisual attempts to reconfigure the present as consistent with past ideals.   [More]  Descriptors: Audience Awareness, Baby Boomers, Cable Television, Change

Courtney, Sean (1995). The Sixth Floor: Museum Experiences as Learning Environments. The Sixth Floor museum in Dallas, Texas, is dedicated to the memory of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The museum's success as a learning/instructional environment may be explained through a theory of learning and instructional design based on three components: authentic presence, collective design, and sacred connection. "Authentic presence" refers to the museum's authenticity as a context for learning because it includes the actual site where the assassin allegedly stationed himself. "Collective design" refers to the fact that the museum's contents have been organized in a deliberate manner to ensure that patrons' visits are meaningful despite the absence of teachers/instructors to ensure correct and interesting presentation of facts. "Sacred connection" refers to the fact that, because the museum is an authentic context for the event it memorializes, it becomes more than the site of a profound learning experience. The implications of these observations for the design of learning environments are as follows: (1) "being there" is both a geographical and temporal reality with real existential dimensions; (2) planning is most crucial in cases where the learning environment is least easily controlled; and (3) true knowing involves a fusion of experience and learning. (Contains 43 references)   [More]  Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Environment, Educational Resources, Educational Theories

Gerber, Samuel M., Ed. (1983). Chemistry and Crime: From Sherlock Holmes to Today's Courtroom. The application of the principles of chemistry both for committing crimes and for tracking down criminals interests audiences of all ages and walks of life. This interest is the reason for the long-standing popularity of fictional works that describe crimes made possible by the criminal's knowledge of chemistry and crimes solved by the sleuth's knowledge of chemistry. The first section of this book presents three chapters on chemistry in fictional crimes. A discussion of the influences of Arthur Conan Doyle's medical school professors on his fiction opens the book. In the next chapter, Dorothy L. Sayers' extensive knowledge of chemistry is displayed through an examination of three of her works. Various methods used for testing blood in 1875 are presented in the last chapter of this section. The second section contains chapters that discuss the present state of the art. The first two chapters in this section detail recent changes in the field of forensic science and provide definitions, explanations, and a short history of forensic science and criminalistics. The chemical composition and analysis of bullets and the uses of this information in some famous murder cases, such as the assassination of John F. Kennedy are then discussed. Bloodstain analysis is the subject of the next two chapters: one on case histories and one on serological and electrophoretic techniques. The last chapter presents results of a 2-year study of four police jurisdictions to determine the kinds of physical evidence collected and used in typical criminal investigations.   [More]  Descriptors: Chemistry, Chromatography, Crime, Criminology

Goldzwig, Steven R.; Sullivan, Patricia A. (1995). Post-assassination Newspaper Editorial Eulogies: Analysis and Assessment, Western Journal of Communication. Analyzes postassassination newspaper editorials eulogizing John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy. Argues that they fulfill four rhetorical functions: providing a public space for symbolic catharsis, celebrating individual virtues and mythic constructions of those virtues, attempting to reknit communal bonds, and calling for action. Descriptors: Communication Research, Content Analysis, Editorials, Higher Education

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