Back To Garfield Elementary: The Day The Innocence Died

Nov 21, 2019

Last year, Public Radio Tulsa/KWGS 89.5’s Steve Clem took a handful of classmates back to his grade school, Garfield Elementary in Sand Springs to talk about the seminal event of his childhood, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It happened 56 years ago this week. From the same classroom where Clem and his fellow fourth-graders sat glued to the school’s black-and-white TV, they share their memories of that day and how it changed them.

The end result is the one-hour radio documentary, “Back to Garfield Elementary: The Day the Innocence Died.” It airs Friday, November 22nd at 8pm on Public Radio 89.5, and online at