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Q&A with Jerry Blaine, Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin scheduled for Saturday, November 20 at 2p.m.  We have reached maximum seating capacity for this program and are no longer taking seating reservations. 

AFTER NEARLY FIFTY YEARS UNDER “CODE OF SILENCE,” JFK SECRET SERVICE AGENTS SPEAK OUT IN NEW BOOK

DALLAS/October 4, 2010- In THE KENNEDY DETAIL: JFK'S Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence (Gallery Books; November 2, 2010; $28.00), Jerry Blaine - one of thirty-four Secret Service agents on President Kennedy's detail when he was assassinated - sets history straight on what happened that afternoon and in the months leading up to and following the tragedy.

Written with award-winning journalist Lisa McCubbin, this insider account includes contributions from many of the Secret Service agents who were serving on the Kennedy Detail, and draws upon their daily reports, expense accounts, personal notes, and vivid recollections.

Clint Hill, the agent who jumped on the back of the car immediately after the shooting and helped Jackie back down into her seat, has rarely contributed to any works on the assassination, until now.

As Hill writes in the Foreword, "I don't talk to anybody about that day...It is only because of my complete faith and trust that Jerry Blaine would tell our story with dignity and unwavering honesty that I agreed to be involved."

THE KENNEDY DETAIL is the only authoritative account of the events of that day from the men, like Clint Hill, who were there to guard the president's life.

As Blaine writes, "Every man on the Kennedy Detail would re-live those six seconds in Dallas a million times over. For the rest of their lives, they would be defined by the assassination of JFK, questioned and blamed for failing to achieve the impossible."

The Discovery Channel is producing a TV special based on The Kennedy Detail that airs November 22 and features rare footage from The Sixth Floor Museum's collections.

The program is free but advance seating reservations are required. To make your reservation or to purchase a copy of the book, e-mail programs@jfk.org or call 214-747-6660, ext. 6623.

Museum parking is available for $5.00.

Visit www.jfk.org for more information.

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