50 Years After the Death of Camelot, Honoring Memory of President JFK

Today is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F Kennedy.

Live ceremonies from Dealey Plaza in Dallas begin at 12:30pm ET. We'll take them live.

President Obama has ordered flags at the Capitol and other government buildings lowered to half staff to honor the slain leader.

Viewers will also share some of their memories of that awful day 50 years ago today.

We've got team Fox coverage with Casey Stegall, Greg Palkot in London, and James Rosen.

We'll also talk with Kennedy family expert Barbara Perry.

1230EST -- Pre-program begins with musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performing. Followed by: Entrance by the Dallas Police Dept Honorary Color Guard and the Dallas Metro Police Pipes and Drums; "The Star-Spangled Banner," sung by Monica Saldivar, a 2012 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts Opening; Invocation by Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas; Remarks by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings; and Tolling of the Bells throughout Dallas. LIVE

There are other big stories today.

During our show yesterday, we got word Senate Democrats were going "nuclear." Democrats changed the rules of the Senate allowing simple majority approval for Presidential picks for various government posts. An already toxic atmosphere on the Hill just got worse. Mike Emanuel reporting, and Karl Rove weighs in too.

And we're continuing our coverage of the troubles with President's signature domestic achievement.. The Affordable Care Act.

Plus - talks continue on Iran's nuclear program in Geneva, Switzerland.

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