The assassination of President John F. Kennedy and those who were there took center stage at the University of Virginia Monday evening.
Five people with ties to that November day in Dallas were part of a panel discussion. UVA's Center for Politics hosted the event at the Newcomb Hall Ballroom.
The man who drove Lee Harvey Oswald to the book depository spoke along with a journalist who was in the press bus close to Kennedy's limousine.
"We brought people tonight who have very different views about the assassination but they all have had some personal connection to it. Either they witnessed it or they investigated it," said Larry Sabato, the center's director.
Sabato will instruct a free, online course called "The Kennedy Half Century" beginning October 21. Tuesday, he travels to Washington, D.C., where he will talk about new scientific findings about a key piece of evidence that calls into question a government report on the assassination.
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