Monday, November 22, 2010

Nov. 22, 1963


Today is the 47th anniversary of the day that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated by LEE HARVEY OSWALD in Dallas, Texas.

I'll get into a diatribe about all these "conspiracy theories" another time, but in remembrance today, here is a link to the first of a fascinating series of YouTube videos that airs the CBS broadcast day for Nov. 22, 1963, beginning with the episode of "As the World Turns" that was being broadcast live at 1:30 p.m. (Eastern), almost the exact moment that Kennedy was shot.

Just to show you how much technology has improved, the reason you only hear Walter Cronkite in the first few announcements is because he was waiting for the CBS news cameras to warm up!

The first video can be found here.

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