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We aired a series of 10 locally reported stories during the week leading up to the November 22nd 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, with Champaign-Urbana area people who had interesting and unique tie-ins. We also posted the full interviews with those people to the web. Due to time limits, our entry includes edited versions of 6 of those reports. We have provided the start time for each of those stories:
:00 A Champaign man, who is a retired area police officer, was working for the FBI in Washington DC when JFK was assassinated. Carol Vorel has his story.
:38 Kimberly Schofield has the story of a Champaign man who is a disabled Korean/Vietnam War Veteran, whose path in life was greatly influenced by Kennedy's leadership.
1:11 An area man was able to attend the funeral of JFK as a teenager with some of his high school friends. Michael Kiser reports.
1:51 The stunned nation witnessed history unfold in the days that followed the assassination of JFK in ways never done before. Carol Vorel talked to Champaign's former long-time WCIA-TV News Director and member of the WDWS News staff Dave Shaul and has this report.
2:54 A University of Illinois professor says historians and the general public have a somewhat different view of JFK's presidency. Michael Kiser reports.
3:59 JFK's assassination led a local staunch Republican to become a leading area Democrat. Tim Ditman has his story.
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