Dean R. Owen was seven years old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, and the news coverage that November weekend became the catalyst for his interest in journalism. In December of 2010, he devised the concept for November 22, 1963 -- interviewing people on JFK's life, assassination and legacy; no questions on rehashed assassination conspiracy theories or JFK's over-hyped sex life. He made a list of 100 people and started contacting them.

Dean is an award-winning journalist and corporate communications specialist with more than 30 years of experience, including working as a reporter and editor in Washington covering Congress, the Supreme Court, and the White House. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and International Herald Tribune, as well as on CNN.com. He holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees University of California, Berkeley. Dean and his wife of 30 years have two daughters and one son-in-law. They live near Seattle.