?WE REMEMBER NOVEMBER 22, 1963...?
A 40th ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION OF THE DEATH OF
PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY:
A MARATHON PUBLIC READING OF JIM BISHOP?S
THE DAY KENNEDY WAS SHOT
7 A.M., SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22 - 8 A.M., SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 2003
THE GREAT HALL AT COOPER UNION,
EAST GREENWICH VILLAGE, N.Y.C.
(7 EAST 7th STREET/ASTOR PLACE SUBWAY STATION, #6 TRAIN)
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
From: We Remember November 22, 1963?
Rubenstein Associates, Inc.
Public Relations: 212-843-8085
Contact: Jim Grossman
For Immediate Release
40th Anniversary of President Kennedy?s Assassination To Be Remembered
In 24-Hour Public Reading of Jim Bishop?s Book, The Day Kennedy Was Shot
On November 22, 2003, the 40th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will be memorialized in a unique day-long public reading of the late Jim Bishop?s book, The Day Kennedy Was Shot. The reading begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2003, and continues until 8 a.m., Sunday, November 23, 2003, at The Great Hall at Cooper Union,
7 East 7th St, Manhattan (Astor Place Station, Train #6).
The event, sponsored by an Ad Hoc Citizens Committee chaired by S.E. Canning, Robert Grady Harp, David and Sarah Liston, and Dr. Howard Charles Yourow, is open to the public, and admission is free. The reading of Bishop?s historic, 678-page, hour-by-hour account of the Kennedy assassination will be accomplished in real time, with each participant reading for approximately 20 minutes. Readers will include Representative Charles Rangel, dean of the New York Congressional delegation; Newsday columnist Dennis Duggan; designer Martha Stewart; actor Joel Grey; John Brademas, President Emeritus of New York University; Kitty Carlisle Hart; actress Diandra de Morrell Douglas; New York City Councilman Bill Perkins, as well as many other public figures and a cross-section of citizens.
The public marathon reading of Bishop?s acclaimed book is the creation of Dr. Yourow, a Bronx, New York, lawyer and educator.
? Two generations have swiftly come and gone since the tragedy,? Dr. Yourow says, ?but the impact of Bishop?s writing as I read the book again was so powerful, that the ancient idea of reading aloud, in real time, came to me as an epiphany. A public reading,? he adds, ? becomes a moment of remembrance as well as a way to inform the generations who have followed mine about what happened to all of us on that day.
?In addition, the day-long reading is a fitting way to remember that the Kennedy assassination was a seminal event in the evolution of the contemporary age of mass media ? the first multi-day, ?round-the-clock national and international coverage of a major news story by the TV networks. Who among us will ever forget Walter Cronkite, removing his thick, horn-rimmed glasses, his tear-choked baritone announcing the bulletin that the nation?s leader, President Kennedy, was gone? ?
Added by dupontred on November 14, 2003