Friday, 08 November 2013 21:43

UMA Hosts Talk about JFK

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UMA Hosts Talk about JFK

BANGOR - November 22nd will mark 50 years since the assassination of JFK.

As a way to honor the late president, and go back in time, the Bangor campus of the University of Maine at Augusta held "Camelot to Chaos: Inventing the Sixties."


Veteran news anchor Don Colson facilitated a discussion about Kennedy's legacy and locals joined in on a sing-a-long with UMA teachers Harry Batty and Peter Lodge. 


Attendees say the event helped to highlight the '60s influence on modern culture.


"There's that piece of nostalgia there but it's also an incredible decade that's started the belief that you can make your society better," explains UMA Associate English Professor Kay Retzlaff.


Bangor resident Jan Silbury adds, "I think it's the beginning of the time when we really started to distrust our government, an awful lot of people."


Attendees say they enjoyed singing along to old favorites, as well as discussing their fondest memories of growing up in the '60s.




Jaclyn Cangro

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Jaclyn Cangro joined WVII ABC 7 and WFVX Fox 22 in September of 2013. She was raised in suburban New York and graduated cum laude from Emerson College with a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2013.

While at Emerson, she won the 2012 New England Emmy Award for Best College Newscast as co-executive producer. She was also nationally ranked by the Sportscasters Talent Agency of America (STAA) as one of the Top 20 Sports Broadcasters in the country, being one of two females on the list.

When not on the air, she enjoys watching and rooting for the New York Mets and New England Patriots.

She’s excited to explore all Maine has to offer! If you have any story ideas, contact her at [email protected] or tweet her @jaclyncangro.


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