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“Live” streaming of 1963 CBS News JFK coverage

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CBSNews.com will stream CBS News’ historic broadcast coverage of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination to mark the 50th anniversary of the shooting. The extensive online offering will feature the minute-by-minute CBS News broadcasts in real time as they were delivered during the four-day period following the assassination.

CBSNews.com’s special four-day anniversary online stream will begin at 1:38 PM ET on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 with the first breaking network television news bulletin alerting viewers shots had been fired in Dallas.

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50th Anniversary of JFK’s “We Will Go to the Moon” Speech

Today marks the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s famous speech in which he outlined America’s goal to put a man on the moon – a turning point in America’s space program.

The President’s speech, in which he stated:

“this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.”

jump-started America’s Apollo program, which would ultimately achieve this stated goal.

Evidently, in spite of his public statements to the contrary, the President had little faith in the burgeoning space program.

“I don’t think the space program has much political positives.”

However, competition with the Russians and the public excitement it invoked kept NASA funded and the Apollo program moving forward.

To read more about the President’s speech and America’s Apollo program, read this FoxNews article. To learn more about President Kennedy reservations, check out this article from MSNBC.