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The 50th Press Release 2013-6-18

The 50th Press Release 2013-6-18

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FORIMMEDIATERELEASEContact:
LaureyPeatLaureyPeat+Associates(214)871-8787
LPEAT@
LPAPR
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JFK
MEDIA
@LPAPR.COM
DALLASMAYORMICHAELS.RAWLINGSANDTHEJFK50
TH
COMMITTEEANNOUNCETICKETREQUESTPROCESS
MediaCredentialingDetailsAlsoAnnouncedForNov.22EventatDealeyPlaza
DALLAS–June20,2013
 –DallasMayorMichaelS.RawlingsandThe50
th
Committee,ofthePresidentJohnF.KennedyCommemorativeFoundation,announcedtodaythefreeonline
ticketrequestprocessfor“The50
th
:HonoringtheMemoryofPresidentJohnF.Kennedy,”
apubliceventtakingplaceat11:45a.m.November22,2013atDealeyPlaza.Mediacredentialingdetailsfortheeventwerealsoannounced.Aserious,understatedandrespectfulcommemorationintributetoournation’s35thpresident,“The50
th
”willhonorKennedy’slifeandlegacyofleadership.Paidforbyprivatedonations,thepubliceventisledbyMayorRawlingsandthePresidentJohnF.KennedyCommemorativeFoundation,incooperationwiththeCityofDallas.Ticketrequestsfor“The50
th
”canbeplacedstartingat11a.m.June20andrunningthroughJuly31atwww.50thHonoringJohnFKennedy.com.Allrequestswillbeenteredintoahighlysecuredatabaserunbyaninteractivecommunicationsfirm,andticketswillberandomlyallocatedbycomputerprogram.Therandomallocationprocesswillcreatealistofnamesforticketholdersaswellasawaitlist.ThislistwillbegiventotheDallasPoliceDepartmentforsecurityscreeningandthoseapprovedwillbenotifiedoftheirstatusonoraboutOctober1,2013.-MORE-
 
Approximately5,000ticketswillbeissuedfortheevent,withamajoritydistributedtoresidentsoftheDFWarea.TherestwillbeissuedtopeopleoutsidetheDFWarea,aswellastothemedia,governmentofficials,civicleaders,membersoftheFoundationandmajordonors.Videoscreensinseveralnearbylocationsdowntownwillbroadcasttheeventliveforthoseunabletogettickets.Becauseofspacelimitations,only1or2ticketsperpersoncanberequested.Anyone18oroldercanrequesttickets,andanyone12orovercanattendtheevent.“ItisveryimportanttoThe50
th
CommitteeandtheCityofDallasthatthiseventisfreeandopentothepublic,andthisticketingprocessallowsustodothat,”saidMayorRawlings.“MorethanhalftheticketswillbedistributedtoresidentsoftheDFWarea.ButpeoplefromallwalksoflifeandviewpointsfromaroundtheworldwillbeabletojoinusincommemoratingthelifeandlegacyofPresidentJohnF.Kennedy.”“Wewanttoaccommodateasmanypeopleaspossible,butDealeyPlazahaslimitedspaceandweneedtoconsiderthesecurityandsafetyofthoseattendingtheevent,”theMayorsaid.“We’regladtobeabletoprovidevideoscreensnearbyforthosewhodon’tgetticketsbutwhowanttowatchthelivebroadcastdowntown.”The50thCommitteeplanningtheeventandtheticketingismadeupofabroadcross-sectionof25civicleadersfromtheDallasbusinessandphilanthropiccommunities.TheFoundationandits50
th
CommitteeischairedbyRuthSharpAltshuler.“AlongwithmycolleaguesontheCommittee,I’mpleasedtoannounceaticketingprocessthatwillallowthousandsofPresidentJohnF.Kennedy’sadmirerstohelpushonorthePresidentandrememberwhathestoodfor,”Altshulersaid.“We’regratefulforthesupportwe’vereceivedfromthemanyprivatedonorswhoaremakingthisspecialpubliceventpossible.”TheMayorandmembersofthe50
th
Committeealsoannounceddetailsofmediacredentialingfor“The50
th
:HonoringtheMemoryofPresidentJohnF.Kennedy.”ThemediaareinvitedtocovertheeventfromapressareainDealeyPlaza,whichincludesapressriserandradiorow.However,spacelimitationsmaylimitthenumberofcredentialsissued.MediarequestswillbescreenedbytheDallasPoliceDepartment.
Allmediacredentialrequestsmustsubmittedatwww.50thHonoringJohnFKennedy.comby11:59a.m.CSTonOctober31,2013.
Uponapproval,aconfirmationletterwillbeemailed,andcredentialscanbepickedupfromNovember19throughNovember21atalocationtobedeterminednearDealeyPlaza.Topickupcredentials,mediamembersmustpresentamediaI.D.andadriver'slicenseorpassport.-MORE-
 
Allmembersofthemediawithcurrentcredentialsareeligibletocovertheevent,includingfreelancers,photographers,documentariansandindependentonlinemediamembers.Journalistsfromorganizationsmustprovideanassignmentletteroncompanyletterheadfromaneditor,producer,orprogramdirectorthatstatestheintentiontopublish/airyourreport(s).Freelancephotographersmustprovidealetterfromaverifiableassigningmediaorganizationtocovertheevent,pleasenotecommercialphotographerswillnotbeissuedamediacredentialfortheevent.Documentariansmustprovideanassignmentletterfromtheorganizationforwhichthey'reworking.Independentdocumentariansmustprovideaprojectdescription,proposal,and/orworkplanforreview.Pleasenotecommercialdocumentarianswillnotbeissuedmediacredentialsfortheevent.Independentonlinereportersandcolumnistsmustprovideashortsummaryofprevious,relevantexperienceandverifiableaudienceorwebsitetrafficdata.Outletmusthavebeenincontinuousoperationforatleastsixmonths.Additionaldetailsaboutthe
The50th:HonoringtheMemoryofPresidentJohnF.Kennedy 
event,suchasconfirmedparticipants,eventaccess,securityinformation,aratecardforpurchasingservicessuchaspower,Internet,telephone,etc.,hotelaccommodationsandmorewillbesenttocredentialedmembersofthemedia.Additionalquestionscanbeemailedto jfkmedia@lpapr.com.“The50
th”
willstartat11:45a.m.onNov.22withthetollingofchurchbellsthroughoutthecityandamomentofsilence.RenownedPresidentialhistorianDavidMcCulloughwillgivespecialreadingsfromJohnF.Kennedy’sPresidentialspeeches.Theinternationallyacclaimed,73-memberU.S.NavalAcademyMen’sGleeClubwillperform,andareareligiousleaderswillofferprayersandabenediction.Aceremonialflyoverwillconcludethememorial,whichisoutdoorsandwilllastapproximatelyonehour.###“The50
th
:HonoringtheMemoryofPresidentJohnF.Kennedy”isapublicmemorialtakingplaceNov.22,2013inDealeyPlazainDallas,Texas.Paidforbyprivatedonations,thecommemorativeeventisorganizedbyDallasMayorMichaelS.Rawlingsandacommitteeof25localleaders,incooperationwiththeCityofDallas.www.50thHonoringJohnFKennedy.com.

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