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JFK documentary and information specials explore JFK anniversary

JFK documentary and information specials are among the crop of TV commemorations pegged to this half-century mark of a weekend when, as viewers will be reminded again and again, everything changed.

By Frazier Moore, Associated Press / November 8, 2013 Caroline Kennedy gets a piggy-back ride from her father, Sen. John F. Kennedy, in Hyannis Port, Mass, Nov. 1960. It was the first chance in weeks Kennedy has had to relax with his daughter during his presidential campaign.

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"Don't let it be forgot," goes the plaintive song from "Camelot."

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Weekly Digital Edition It won't be, at least not on TV, where the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination and the end of an era posthumously christened Camelot, is being remembered this month.

More than a dozen new documentary and information specials are among the crop of TV commemorations pegged to this half-century mark of a weekend when, as viewers will be reminded again and again, everything changed.

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For anyone who has watched JFK anniversary programming at previous milestones (for instance, there were more than a dozen such shows in 2003), the categories will be familiar.

There are the tick-tock shows, tracking the final hours of Kennedy and/or his alleged assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald:

— "The Final Hours" (National Geographic Channel, Friday at...

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