It was 50 years ago today. This is how America found out about it from CBS:
And here’s what we saw on NBC:
Meanwhile, here are two hours on ABC.
I’ve seen the Cronkite clip before. NBC and ABC are new to me. I was in school at the time. Third grade. Someone talked to our teacher, then she said, “The president has been shot.” The girl in front of me asked: “Is he dead?”
No answer. We were sent home. It was a Friday. Just like it is today. I was eight years old, and I still remember that day and the days that followed.
- How to Watch The Kennedy Assassination Coverage as It Happened (theatlantic.com)
- 50 years ago today (steveprestegard.com)