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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:32 PM

TV coverage from 49 years ago - JFK Assassination; As It Happened.

The assassination of a dream ....

I get really nostaligic when I see this stuff - It is mostly raw tapes of the TV coverage, beginning from before the first reports arrived - NBC, ABC and CBS channels are available ....

2 hours of CBS TV coverage:





The first of some ten clips from NBC:



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Reply TV coverage from 49 years ago - JFK Assassination; As It Happened. (Original post)
Trajan Nov 2012 OP
Bozita Nov 2012 #1
niyad Nov 2012 #2
Trajan Nov 2012 #3
niyad Nov 2012 #4
napkinz Nov 2012 #5
Trajan Nov 2012 #6

Response to Trajan (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:36 PM

1. 49 years ago, IIRC

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Response to Bozita (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:37 PM

2. yes, 49 years

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Response to Trajan (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:41 PM

3. OK OK ... 49 years ....

You mean I have to know math ? .... DAMN !

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Response to Trajan (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:46 PM

4. that is okay-- I was talking with a friend about the assassination--and realized next year will be

FIFTY YEARS.

I don't need to watch those tapes, I can play them in my head, as can many, I am sure.

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Response to Trajan (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:55 PM

5. wow, that first video ...

I had never seen anything but tape of Walter Cronkite.

(interesting seeing what TV was like in the early 60s)










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Response to napkinz (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:23 PM

6. Exactly why I said it made me feel nostalgic ....

I was 7 years old when this was recorded, and while I missed the earliest news reports (except what they showed in school before they sent us home early) - I was transfixed and glued to the TV for the next 3 days .... My mother let me watch the entire thing unfold from the moment I got home from school, and the burial some days later ...

I watched, live, as Oswald was transferred in the basement of the Dallas Jail, and was shot and killed by Jack Ruby .... It was utter pandemonium ....

So, yes, when I watch it, I do recall not only the ads, but parts of the news story that I had watched then are deja vu all over again ... I am pretty sure I watched NBC at first, and then started bouncing around CBS and ABC as well ....

Quite fascinating on so many levels ...

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