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The famous "something has happened in the motorcade route" broadcast of KBOX Dallas, which recorded the assassination of President Kennedy just prior to, during and immediately follow the shooting.

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The Mutual Radio Network broadcasts a bulletin that President Kennedy has been shot.

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Part 1 of a 10 part RealVideo file: Live coverage of the assassination of President Kennedy, from 10 minutes into the story breaking (when NBC they realized they should tape it) until they at last allow affiliates a station identification 3 hours and 20 minutes later.

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Part 2: Coverage of breaking details continue; reactions foreign and domestic; accounts of witnesses and attendant reporters continue.

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Part 3: World reactions continue to pour in; details of assassination and increasing word on Lee Harvey Oswald continue; commentary from very emotionally moved anchors Frank McGee and Bill Ryan.

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Part 4: The arrival of Air Force 1 at Andrews Air Force Base with the body of the slain President, the new President Lyndon Johnson and their advisors and aides; Johson makes a short speech then flies by helicopter to the White House.

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Part 5: The Huntley/Brinkley Report provides a recap of the day's events, along with public reaction, footage taken of the incident and more details on Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Part 6: The Huntley/Brinkley Report continues with a retrospective of the President's life and political career; more on Lee Harvey Oswald.

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Part 7: McGee and Ryan return with more on Lee Harvey Oswald; Gabe Pressmen covers reactions in New York City; more restrospectives and world reaction.

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Part 8: Edwin Newman's commentary on the event; more public reaction; latest developments.

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Part 9: More developments; Robert McNeil (of Macneil/Lehrer Newshour fame) gives his first hand account of the events culminating in the assassination; more on Oswald.

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Part 10: The NBC Network wraps its broadcast day with coverage of Secretary of State Dean Rusk's remarks; commentary; more reporting from Robert MacNeil; more on Oswald; concluding remarks from an emotionally moved Frank McGee.

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Walter Cronkite first reports that President Kennedy has been shot.

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Cronkite movingly reports that the President is dead.

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CBS Radio breaks into its broadcast to report that President Kennedy has been shot in Dallas.

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CBS Radio continues its coverage with the latest UPI bulletins.

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CBS Radio continues its coverage, and breaks away to a judge in the studio who comments on the "moral crisis" in the country.

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CBS Radio coverage continues with comments from their in-studio judge,then breaks away for more bulletins.

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More CBS Radio coverage, attempting to get a clear picture out of the scattering of details coming into the studio.

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CBS Radio coverage continues as word that the President has been killed is reported.

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An attempt to report what little was known about the assassination in DC.

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An eyewitness of to the shooting states she saw shots fired from "the hill", now bettwer known as "the grassy knoll".

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The first report by NBC radio that two priests say JFK had died of bullet wounds. Recorded as New Yorkers listen to the report - a woman can be heard to sob when the news breaks.

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News flash from the two priests who gave JFK the last rites that the president died of bullet wounds.

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Moments after the above news flash, WBAP TV Dallas substantiates the report.

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The death of JFK is officially announced.

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From the above, the beginning of Robert MacNeil's report that the President had died.

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After having had technical difficulties in transmission, WBAP TV reports that the Dallas police have apprehended the suspect in the deaths of both JFK and Officer Tippit.

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Robert MacNeil gives on update on the status of JFK's body at Parkland Memorial Hospital.

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A report that the White House flag is flying at half-mast and that a gun was seen in the window of "a warehouse".

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Robert MacNeil describes the assassination scene, having been in a car behind the President's in the motorcade.

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Robert MacNeil reports as the body of JFK is driven from the hospital to Love Field.

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A description of MacNeil's accompaniment of police officers as they chased a suspect into the railroad tracks of the underpass.

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra interrupts its performance to announce the assassination of the President.

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Secretary General U. Thant orders a minute of silence be observed in order for the General Assembly of the U.N. to pay their respects to the deceased President.

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A respectful press release from the Soviet News Agency that President Kennedy has been assassinated.

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A description of the White House's reaction to the assassination.

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Former President Eisenhower makes a public statement in grievance of the death of President Kennedy.

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A report from Italy on their reaction to the assassination.

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MacNeil reports what the doctors who treated JFK at Parkland Memorial Hospital said of his medical condition.

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The shooting of JFK & Governor Connally is announced at the Dallas Trademart where they were about to appear. A priest leads those assembled in prayer.

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Further details on "the suspect" in the shooting of Officer Tippit.

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Reporter Jeff Pont gets the reactions of people gathered around Rockefeller Center to the death of JFK.

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The latest developments in Washington regarding the assassination and the arrival of JFK's body at Andrews AFB.

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The NBC reporter recounts an experience of his at the 1960 Democratic National Convention, reports that JFK was in fact killed by a rifle & that LBJ has been sworn in as President.

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Word of the circumstances surrounding LBJ's swearing in as President.

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More reaction from Moscow on JFK's assassination.

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A report that the aircraft "United States of America" (better known as "Air Force One") has left Love Field in Dallas for Andrews AFB with the new President LBJ and the body of JFK.

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The impact of the assassination of JFK on the international scene is discussed.

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An account of the assassination by a father ten to fifteen feet away from the President at the time.

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Jean Hill gives a filmed account of her eyewitness testimony along with her friend, Mary Moorman, who took a photo of the President at the instant he was shot.

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WBAP TV first names Lee Harvey Oswald as the suspect being held for shooting Officer Tippit and JFK.

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WBAP TV gives more information on Oswald.

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An analysis of the assassination "on the fly" by NBC Anchor McGee.

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Word of the Canadian House of Commons & their public's reaction to the assassination.

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A moving tribute by a good friend of the slain President.

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A reaction telephoned in to NBC declaring a thirty day period of mourning for JFK.

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National mobilization of West Germany's military is ordered as a reaction to JFK's assassination.

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Great Britain takes the news of JFK's assassination deeply to heart.

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The divided city reacts to JFK's assassination with especial grief and activity.

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A report of the Pope's message to the American people on the shooting of JFK and Governor Connally.

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A telephoned reaction from the New Jersey Governor to the assassination.

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More information on Lee Oswald emerges regarding his "Fair Play for Cuba Committee".

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The personal impact of the death of the President in the minds of the American people is discussed.

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Air Force One arrives at Andrews Air Force Base with the new President LBJ and the body of JFK.

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The Presidential helicopter arrives as Air Force One prepares to disembark the slain President, his wife and his entourage.

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As a Navy ambulance arrives on the scene, the immediate destination of JFK's body is discussed.

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Jacqueline Kennedy exits Air Force One and enters the Navy ambulance.

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The President & Mrs. Johnson appear in the front door of Air Force One as the Navy ambulance takes JFK's body away.

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The ambulance leaves Andrews AFB as the Johnsons exit Air Force One.

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LBJ approaches the microphones at Andrews and makes his first Address to the Nation as President.

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From the above, LBJ gives first Press Conference and first Address to the Nation as President.

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LBJ leaves Andrews AFB by helicopter to the White House.

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Report of observances by the Navy throughout the world in honor of JFK.

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LBJ's helicopter lands on the south lawn of the White House as he assumes both the duties and residence of the Presidency.

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A poignant reaction by a young black New York City girl to the assassination.

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The bell of the DC cathedral tolls in mourning of JFK's passing.

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A brilliant editorial on the part hatred in America played in the death of JFK.

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A report from the corner of Broadway & 45th Street New York City on the eerie reaction of the area to JFK's death.

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More developments in the story of JFK's assassination emerge.

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The NBC reporter gives his personal reaction as a patriotic citizen to the assassination.

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A report on how a government loan allowed the defector Oswald to return to the United States.

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A report from Washington that Dallas police have not found fingerprints on the rifle suspected of killing JFK and that the rifle is to be sent to the FBI for analysis.

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The nature of Governor Connally's gunshot wounds are updated.

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Governor Connally describes his experience in the car with President Kennedy at the assassination.

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A report on the two individuals arrested in connection with the assassination of JFK.

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A report from WBAP TV that Dallas police did in fact find a partial fingerprint on the rifle suspected used in killing JFK.

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(Erroneous) word that a paraffin test had been performed on Oswald to determine if he fired a gun. The chicken meal found at the scene was later determined to be that of a coworker.

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JFK's Secretary of State reacts at Andrews AFB to the assassination.

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The NBC Anchor gives his own reaction to JFK's death.

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Word finally emerges that Oswald had at last been officially charged with assassinating JFK.

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The NBC Anchor, exhausted, movingly and emotionally signs off the NBC TV Network for the day.

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From the above, the NBC Anchor gives his moving assessment of the meaning of JFK's assassination to each American citizen.

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The mother of a child she protected with her body on the Grassy Knoll gives her account to WFAA TV Dallas.

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The Twenty One Gun Salute and Taps at Arlington National Cemetery.

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ABC Network Reporter Jules Bergman reports from Times Square on the public reaction in New York City to the President's death the day of the assassination.

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An accordian plays "Hail to the Chief" to President Kennedy in Florida on a trip immediately prior to his fateful Dallas/Fort Worth trip.

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The then US Ambassador to the UN Adlai Stevenson makes a moving tribute about the President the day of the assassination to news reporters.

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Barry Goldwater's reaction to the assassination.

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Funeral Music played at Capital Building while President Kennedy's body lay In State.

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Texas Chamber of Commerce President Raymond Buck presents President Kennedy with a hat at a banquet the morning of the assassination.

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Dallas Police Chief Curry speaks at an 11/18/63 news conference on measures that will be taken to protect the President in preparation for his arrival in Dallas.

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From the same news conference as above, Police Chief Curry continues to his department's preparations and makes an appeal to the general public to be on the lookout for anything suspicious.

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WFAA TV Dallas first reports the death of President Kennedy via telephone from Parkland Memorial Hospital.

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The sound of fifty fighter planes flying over the Capitol in tribute to the fallen President.

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The music played during the removal and folding of the flag from atop the President's coffin.

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The drum march and sound of marching horses' hooves during the funeral procession down Pennsylvania Avenue.

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The moving death dirge played during the funeral procession.

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Former President Truman reacts to the President's death to reporters.

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Dallas District Attorney Henry Wade in a press conference gives the time of Lee Harvey Oswald's being charged with the Tippit & Kennedy murders.

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Kennedy jokes about his wife's popularity at the Dallas Chamber of Commerce banquet the morning of his Assassination.

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The swearing-in of Vice President Johnson as President aboard Airforce One, recorded on a dictabelt, and read from the contents of a dictionary.

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The fateful arrival of President and Mrs. Kennedy at Love Field, Dallas, the day of the assassination.

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News coverage of the Presidential motorcade through the streets of Dallas just prior to arrival at Dealy Plaza.

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Oswalds' landlord, Earlene Roberts, recounts Oswald's activites immediately after the assassination.

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Dallas Police Chief Curry answers questions about Oswald's interrogation.

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A KROD TV reporter covers the vigil outside Parkland Hospital moments prior to the announcement of the death of the President.

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Dallas Police Sgt. Jerry Hill gives a press briefing on the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald.

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WFAA TV Dallas introduces and interviews at their studios Abraham Zapruder, who filmed the famous "Zapruder" assassination film, during his first public comments on the murder on the day of the assassination.

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WFAA TV Dallas breaks in to their regularly scheduled broadcast to report the shooting of President Kennedy.

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WFAA TV cites sources in Washington DC in reporting the death of President Kennedy.

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WFAA reports that a Secret Service agent and a Dallas policeman were just shot and killed close by to where the President was shot. The policeman was Tippit - the report of the murder of the agent was apparently in error.

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Lee Harvey Oswald speaks to reporters after his first interrogation by Police authorites, requesting legal assistance and denying having shot the President.

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Segment of Lee Oswalds interview as head of the Fair Play for Cuba Committe at WDSU TV New Orleans.
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Reporters chase after Oswald as he first arrives for questioning by the Police, and again denies having committed "any acts of violence".

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The live broadcast, originally intended to be of Oswald being escorted out of the Dallas Police Station, which ended up instead as a live broadcast of the assassination of Oswald by Jack Ruby.

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