When the News Went Live

When the News Went Live

Dallas 1963

Book - 2013 | 50th anniversary edition
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The minutes, hours, and days after President John F. Kennedy was shot on November 22, 1963, provided no ready answers about what was going on, what would happen next, or what any of it meant. For millions of Americans transfixed by the incomparable breaking news, television--for the first time--emerged as a way to keep informed. But the journalists who brought the story to the television airwaves could only rely on their skill, their experience, and their stamina to make sense of what was, at the time, the biggest story of their lives. President Kennedy's assassination was the first time such big breaking news was covered spontaneously--this book tells the stories of four men who were at the epicenter of it all. Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer, George Phenix, and Wes Wise were among those responsible for covering the assassination and its aftermath for Dallas's KRLD. These reporters fed news and footage to Walter Cronkite and all of the other CBS affiliates around the country. President Kennedy's assassination was the first time such big breaking news was covered spontaneously--this book tells the stories of four men who were at the epicenter of it all. Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer, George Phenix, and Wes Wise were among those responsible for covering the assassination and its aftermath for Dallas's KRLD. These reporters fed news and footage to Walter Cronkite and all of the other CBS affiliates around the country.--Amazon.com.
Publisher: Lanham : Taylor Trade Publishing, 2013
Edition: 50th anniversary edition
ISBN: 9781589798953
1589798953
Branch Call Number: 973.922092 WHEN
Characteristics: xviii, 207 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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