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When the News Went Live free pdf 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 news anchors fed reports and footage to Walter Cronkite and all of the other CBS affiliates around the country. There was often tension between the national reporters and those on the ground in Dallas Dan Rather and his crew of thirty were even briefly denied access to KRLD for feeding Cronkite a story that he knew was false. 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.

About Bob Huffaker

Bob Huffaker, investigative reporter, broadcast the JFK motorcade, the Parkland Hospital vigil, and the Oswald shooting on CBS. He was an army officer, police officer, English professor, and editor for Texas Monthly and Studies in the Novel- he wrote John Fowles: Naturalist of Lyme Regis and is honored in the Texas State University Star Hall of Fame and the Dallas Press Club Living Legends of North Texas Journalism. Bill Mercer, voice of the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox, and the Southwest Conference, was a professor at The University of North Texas. He wrote Play-by-Play: Tales from a Sportscasting Insider and a history of the Navy LCI, aboard which he served in the World War II Pacific. Mercer is honored in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame, the Dallas Press Club Living Legends of North Texas Journalism, and baseball's All-Pro Hall of Fame. George Phenix, filmed Oswald's murder, the Parkland and Love Field scenes, and the Ruby murder trial. He founded and published Texas Weekly, the state's top legislative newsletter. Phenix also published several weekly newspapers and served as aide to Senator Lloyd Bentsen and Congressman Jake Pickle. He writes the popular Blog of Ages at www.blogofages.net. Wes Wise, accosted by Jack Ruby the day after JFK's assassination, before Ruby shot Oswald, was a witness in Ruby's trial. A pioneer of play-by-play, Wise wrote for Sports Illustrated, Time, and Life. He served as Dallas mayor and president of the Texas Municipal League and is honored in the Texas Radio Hall of Fame and the Dallas Press Club Living Legends of North Texas Journalism. As Dallas mayor, he saved the Texas School Book Depository and other historic buildings from demolition, and he led the city in reclaiming its national reputation.

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Author : Bob Huffaker
Publisher : Taylor Trade Publishing
Data Published : 07 October 2013
ISBN : 1589798953
EAN : 9781589798953
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 224 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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