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President John F. Kennedy's assassination is an unforgettable part of Dallas' history.Nearly 54 years later, scholars and enthusiasts alike are still processing details from that fateful drive through Dealey Plaza now that the remaining investigation files have been unsealed. For the 50th anniversary in 2013, KERA produced special stories and reports from the commemoration:The 50th: Remembering John F. Kennedy was KERA's live, two-hour special covering the official commemoration event at Dealey Plaza in Dallas on Nov. 22, 2013. Hosted by Krys Boyd and Shelley Kofler, the special includes reports from KERA reporters before the ceremony begins. Listen to the special here.Bells tolled across the city, and the event featured historian David McCullough, who read from Kennedy’s presidential speeches; Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; religious leaders; the U.S. Naval Academy Men’s Glee Club; and a moment of silence. Read highlights from the event from KERA's live blog from that day.Throughout the month, KERA posted an online series called 22 Days In November, which takes a closer look at that fateful day, what it meant to the country and how it affected Dallas.We shared stories and memories in a series called “JFK Voices.” Explore our archives below.

Free Ticket Requests For Kennedy 50th Open Now

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From now until July 31st, you can request free tickets online to "The 50th." The ceremony will honor the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy.

Anyone who requests a ticket will be placed into a random database. About 5,000 people will be chosen at random and a waiting list will form the same way. 

Anyone 18 and older can request up to two tickets. Anyone 12 or older is eligible to attend. 

The public commemoration will take place at 11:45 a.m. on Nov. 22 at Dealey Plaza

Read the full press release on "The 50th" here.