When the News Went Live

When the News Went Live Dallas 1963

Paperback (27 Nov 2007)

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Synopsis

When routine coverage of JFK's Dallas visit suddenly evolved into reporting a worldwide tragedy, KRLD reporters assumed the duty of reassuring a shocked nation and an anxious world. Broadcast journalism came of age in that crisis, and KRLD News earned the profession's highest honor for its on-the-scene reporting. The writers worked in support of Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite as they reported the first on-camera murder and initiated the first continuous live coverage. Reporters who were part of this watershed in broadcast journalism have had four decades to consider events that were too fast and stunning to allow emotional detachment or reflection. They have never written their account of what happened on the scene in Dallas in 1963 until this book, and no other group had quite the behind-the-scene perspectives these four shared.

Book information

ISBN: 9781589793712
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Imprint: Taylor Trade Publishing
Pub date:
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 304g
Height: 229mm
Width: 153mm
Spine width: 14mm