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Come and Take It

Come and Take It is a talk show about Texas, by Texans. Three friends born and raised in Texas share their views on the state’s history, culture, and just what it means to be Texan.

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Mike Zolkoski
Scott Elfstrom
Sean McIver

#10: JFK—Beyond Dealey Plaza

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This week marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, TX. For an entire generation, where you were on November 22, 1963 is one of the defining points of their lives. Its continuing legacy is felt both psychologically and physically through the very geography of the city.

Before we begin… What’s your favorite music venue in Dallas?

Dealey Plaza and Background Information

Trade Mart

On the afternoon of the day he was shot, President Kennedy was scheduled to attend a Trade Mart luncheon which included some of the founders of UTD and their wives. These are excerpts from the Kennedy collection at the UTD library.

Lee Harvey Oswald

Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club

The Cenotaph

Sixth Floor Museum

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