President Kennedy http://wkms.org en 50 Years Later: Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-remembering-assassination-president-john-f-kennedy <p>On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a presidential motorcade through a plaza of onlookers in Dallas, Texas. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on his parents' memories of the day.</p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 16:41:34 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 36794 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: Remembering the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 Years Later: Reflections on President Kennedy's Berlin Speech http://wkms.org/post/50-years-later-reflections-president-kennedys-berlin-speech <p>On this day 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy gave his famous "ich bin ein Berliner" speech to West Berlin, underlying support for the West 22 months after Soviet-supported East Germany erected the Berlin Wall. Commentator and Murray State History Professor Dr. Brian Clardy reflects on this statement of US policy and its impact on the Cold War.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A few days ago in my American History class, I lectured on the early years of the Cold War of the late </span>1940s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and early </span>1950s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. With rapt attention, young Racer Nation listened to me drone on and on about the Berlin Airlift and the fact that the city would become what I called a “pregnant symbol” of the U.S.-Soviet conflict.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:30:00 +0000 Matt Markgraf & Brian Clardy 32511 at http://wkms.org 50 Years Later: Reflections on President Kennedy's Berlin Speech