jfk http://kut.org en ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston on Walter White, LBJ and the JFK Assassination (Update) http://kut.org/post/breaking-bad-star-bryan-cranston-walter-white-lbj-and-jfk-assassination-update <p><strong>Update: </strong>Those who weren't able to check out the play "All the Way" during its run on Broadway will have a second chance when Bryan Cranston reprises his role of President Lyndon B. Johnson in an HBO adaptation (an air date has not yet been announced).</p><p>Cranston researched the role at the LBJ Library and Museum in Austin – and it must have paid off – he won a Tony Award for his performance. The play itself also won a Tony. It was written by Austin playwright Robert Schenkkan. <a href="http://kut.org/post/all-way-playwright-robert-schenkkan-wins-tony-play-lbjs-legacy" target="_blank">Click Here</a> to check out KUT's interview with Schenkkan.</p><p>Highlights from a November press appearance with Cranston are below:</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120290989" width="100%"></iframe></p><p><strong> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:47:59 +0000 Laura Rice 9192 at http://kut.org ‘Breaking Bad’ Star Bryan Cranston on Walter White, LBJ and the JFK Assassination (Update) 'All The Way' Playwright Robert Schenkkan Wins Tony for Play on LBJ's Legacy http://kut.org/post/all-way-playwright-robert-schenkkan-wins-tony-play-lbjs-legacy <p><strong>Update: </strong>Austinite, Texas Ex and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan won a Tony Award last night for his play "All the Way."</p><p>The play stars Bryan Cranston of "Breaking Bad" fame as President Lyndon B. Johnson. Cranston also won a Tony for his performance. <a href="http://kut.org/post/breaking-bad-star-bryan-cranston-walter-white-lbj-and-jfk-assassination" target="_blank">KUT spoke with Cranston</a> about the role last November.</p><p><strong>Original Story </strong>(Nov. 21, 2013): Amid all the talk of JFK as we approach the&nbsp;50th anniversary of his death, one could make the case that as tragic as the Kennedy assassination was, the accidental presidency of Kennedy's successor – Lyndon Baines Johnson – was far more consequential in reshaping the landscape of the United States.</p><p>Pulitzer Prize-winning&nbsp;playwright <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Schenkkan">Robert Schenkkan</a> takes it even further in his new drama "<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MzbhJAwHTo">All The Way</a>." Actor Bryan Cranston of "<a href="http://www.amctv.com/shows/breaking-bad">Breaking&nbsp;Bad</a>" fame plays LBJ – from the moment of his swearing in aboard Air Force One in 1963, to the passage of the <a href="http://www.judiciary.senate.gov/about/history/CivilRightsAct.cfm">Civil Rights Act of 1964</a>.</p><p>Robert Schenkkan came to KUT's&nbsp;Newsmaker studio and spoke with David Brown.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/120312494" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 10:47:37 +0000 Emily Donahue 9198 at http://kut.org 'All The Way' Playwright Robert Schenkkan Wins Tony for Play on LBJ's Legacy Inside Parkland Hospital & Aboard Air Force One the Day JFK Was Killed http://kut.org/post/inside-parkland-hospital-aboard-air-force-one-day-jfk-was-killed <p>Before that afternoon fifty years ago, neither Sid Davis nor Julian Read could have expected what they’d be called upon to do – much less that they’d both be eyewitnesses to history.&nbsp;</p><p>Davis was a young radio reporter based in Washington D.C.</p><p>Read was on the other side of the journalistic fence, serving as press aide for Texas Gov. John Connally.</p><p>But they were both on a press bus in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 – the day President John F. Kennedy was shot.</p><p>After 50 years of virtual silence, Austinite Julian Read recently opened up to KUT about his experience that day.&nbsp;</p><p> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 00:00:22 +0000 David Brown & Emily Donahue 9240 at http://kut.org Inside Parkland Hospital & Aboard Air Force One the Day JFK Was Killed After Dallas, Austin Would Have Been JFK's Next Stop on Texas Tour http://kut.org/post/after-dallas-austin-would-have-been-jfks-next-stop-texas-tour <p>It was supposed to be a five-city tour of Texas.</p><p>Over the course of two days in November 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his wife Jacqueline were scheduled to visit San Antonio, Houston, Fort Worth and Dallas – ending with a stop in Austin.&nbsp;</p><p>The Kennedys arrived in San Antonio Thursday, Nov. 21. From there, they traveled to Houston and before packing it in at the Texas Hotel in Fort Worth.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 22:23:13 +0000 Matthew Alvarez 9251 at http://kut.org After Dallas, Austin Would Have Been JFK's Next Stop on Texas Tour How Live TV Helped America Mourn The Loss Of JFK http://kut.org/post/how-live-tv-helped-america-mourn-loss-jfk <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quk22UjE-QI</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 20:51:13 +0000 David Bianculli 9249 at http://kut.org How Live TV Helped America Mourn The Loss Of JFK Where Were You? Austin Recalls the JFK Assassination http://kut.org/post/where-were-you-austin-recalls-jfk-assassination <p>As the country marks the&nbsp;50th&nbsp;anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, KUT asked&nbsp;Austinites&nbsp;to share their personal stories about where they were on that day.</p><p>From Boulder, Colorado to Tripoli, Lebanon,&nbsp;Austinites&nbsp;remembered precise details from what could have been another normal Friday in November, fifty years ago.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">KUTX's John&nbsp;Aielli&nbsp;</strong>was a 17-year-old DJ at a local station in&nbsp;Killeen&nbsp;when he had to break into programming to announce the president had been shot in Dallas.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">"<em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">I'll never forget it</em>."&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/121260597" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 22:37:05 +0000 Filipa Rodrigues & Fauzeya Rahman 9224 at http://kut.org Where Were You? Austin Recalls the JFK Assassination Interview: The Political Climate in Dallas Leading to JFK’s Assassination http://kut.org/post/interview-political-climate-dallas-leading-jfk-s-assassination <p>Walter Cronkite’s announcement of JFK’s assassination. The televised shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald. The Zapruder film. The Warren Commission.</p><p>In that avalanche of history, a new book suggests we’ve lost sight of something important: specifically, the seedbed for the most momentous political tragedy of 20th century America.</p><p>It’s the story of "Dallas, 1963." That’s <a href="http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17333436-dallas-1963">the title of a new book</a> by <a href="http://stevenldavis.org/">Stephen L. Davis</a> and <a href="http://www.billminutaglio.com/">Bill Minutaglio</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Minutaglio talks with KUT’s David Brown about why he describes the book as a “biography of a city,” and what lessons may have been overlooked by history. &nbsp;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F111144424" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:28:32 +0000 David Brown 8730 at http://kut.org Interview: The Political Climate in Dallas Leading to JFK’s Assassination The Hate Letters: Sorting Through The Dallas Mayor's Mailbag After JFK Was Shot http://kut.org/post/hate-letters-sorting-through-dallas-mayors-mailbag-after-jfk-was-shot <em>Throughout November, KERA will mark the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination by taking a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country, how it changed Dallas, and more.</em><p><em>Today, we take a look at hate letters sent to Dallas following the assassination.</em><p>After John F. Kennedy was shot 50 years ago, hundreds of folks mailed letters to Dallas, many of them furious at the city.<p>The letters wound up at Southern Methodist University.<p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:01:11 +0000 Eric Aasen 9216 at http://kut.org The Hate Letters: Sorting Through The Dallas Mayor's Mailbag After JFK Was Shot