This Day in Bonaventure History

By Joe Pinter, News Editor, @JPinter93

November 26, 1971

Jim Bishop is still regarded by many as one of the best and brightest journalists to ever be associated with St. Bonaventure University.

Bishop’s involvement with the school began after he spoke to a group of journalism students. Afterward, Bonaventure rewarded him with an honorary doctorate degree. He also helped establish the Mark Hellinger Award in 1960, named after a close friend of his whom he met while at the New York Daily News.

He is best known for his novels, The Day Lincoln Was Shot, and The Day Kennedy Was Shot.

It was on this day that Bishop wrote two of his most famous syndicated columns. “The Truth Killed Him” and “Learning a Deadly Truth” were written about President John F. Kennedy’s assassination years earlier.

Bishop was known as one of the best at “uncovering” myths and inaccuracies about Kennedy’s assassination.

pinterjo11@bonaventure.edu

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