Westborough Remembers November 22, 1963 – On the Sidelines

60 years ago today, the country was forever changed when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. “Westborough Remembers November 22, 1963” is a special 5 part series of On the Sidelines reflecting on this tragic event. In this “documentary”, host Paul McGrath delves into the collective memory of many familiar Westborough residents, allowing them to vividly recount their experiences on that fateful day when JFK was tragically assassinated 60 years ago.

In these episodes, we hear poignant accounts from several Westborough residents as they share where they were and what they were doing when they received the shocking news. Through their narratives, we gain a unique insight into the impact of this national tragedy on a small, tight-knit community.

Join Paul as he guides these residents through their memories, exploring the raw emotions, disbelief, and the overwhelming sense of loss that swept the nation on November 22, 1963. Their recollections paint a vivid picture of how this pivotal moment in history resonated with ordinary people, forever changing the course of their lives.

Episode 1 includes interviews with:
Rev. James Flynn, Christine MacKenzie, Ron Slingerland, James Tashjian, John McCann, Bill Linanne

Episode 2 includes interviews with:
Joseph MacDonough, Carole Jolie, Vincent Aquilino, James Tepper, George “Butch” Byrd

Episode 3 includes interviews with:
Ted Jasiewicz, Patricia “Bunny” Perron, John Gallinagh, A. Gibbs Mitchell, Thomas Burke

Episode 4 includes interviews with:
Judith Meltzer, Hank Rauch, Robert Gasser, Donald Bouffard

Episode 5 includes interviews with:
Kristina Allen, Bob Brown, Robert Vallee, Dominic Pizza & Harry Whitin

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