This is what we knew. On November 22, 1963, a little after noon Central time, John F. Kennedy, the President of the United States, was brutally murdered in broad daylight on Elm Street in Dealey Plaza in Dallas. Two days later, Sunday, November 24, a little before noon, Lee Harvey Oswald, his alleged assassin, was brutally murdered on live television in the basement of the Dallas Police Department by a man named Jack Ruby. On Tuesday, November 26, the day after the president’s funeral, that was all we knew about the events of that weekend. Everything else we now know about them came later, and often grudgingly, from our own government, which always knew a helluva lot more about the events of that weekend than did we, its ostensible owners, on the day after they buried John F. Kennedy.