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60th Anniversary of the JFK Assassination (2023)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2023-11-17

Duration: 00:07:34

Subjects: Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination | History


  • LeBlanc, Karen Host
  • Lipsey, Richard Interviewee
  • Hannan, Philip Speaker
  • Kurtz, Michael Speaker


This segment from the November 17, 2023, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Karen LeBlanc’s report on the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Her report focuses on the Louisiana connections to the assassination. She interviews Richard Lipsey, a Baton Rouge businessman who was serving as an aide to the commanding general of Military District of Washington, who shares his memories of preparing President Kennedy’s body for the autopsy and putting the body into his casket. The report also includes archival clips of the late Archbishop Philip Hannan of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, who officiated President Kennedy’s funeral, and Michael Kurtz, an author and assassination scholar at Southeastern Louisiana University, discussing his theory on who killed Kennedy.