When the News Went Live

When the News Went Live Dallas 1963

50th anniversary edition

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Synopsis

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. From the presidential motorcade to Parkland Hospital, from Lee Harvey Oswald's shooting to the trial and lonesome death of Jack Ruby, these men were there, on the inside. The view they were afforded of these events was unparalleled; the tales they have to tell, one-of-a-kind. This 50th anniversary edition includes new photos, insights, and reflections on the state of news (and faux news) today from the four men who were active participants in television news' pivotal moment.

Book information

ISBN: 9781589798953
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
Imprint: Taylor Trade Publishing
Pub date:
Edition: 50th anniversary edition
DEWEY: 973.922092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xviii, 207
Weight: 482g
Height: 161mm
Width: 231mm
Spine width: 22mm