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When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963

3.91  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  10 reviews
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 Cronk ...more
Paperback, 207 pages
Published September 27th 2007 by Taylor Trade Publishing (first published October 1st 2004)
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Darryl
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
On November 21, 1963 President John F. Kennedy arrived in Texas for a two day visit, which was designed to bring together the liberal and conservative wings of the state's Democratic Party, and to gain support for Kennedy's planned campaign for re-election the following year. After successful visits to San Antonio and Houston, President Kennedy and Jackie, his lovely and even more photogenic wife, spent the night in Fort Worth. On the following day, Kennedy gave a breakfast speech in front of hu ...more
Brian Manville
Bob Huffaker, along with Bill Mercer, George Phenix and Wes Wise were reporters for KRLD in Dallas in November 1963 when JFK was assassinated in their city. The authors provide their recollections of the day and the aftermath of the assassination in a way that is forthright and telling. It is a first person account that needed to be told before their particular voices are lost to history. They take care to let us know what it meant to be a reporter in 1963 and you were more than just a talking h ...more
Robert Huffaker
Dec 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When the News Went Live: Dallas 196

ISBN-10: 1589791398 cloth, alk paper
ISBN-13: 9781589791398 cloth, alk paper
ISBN-10: 1589793714 pbk: alk paper
ISBN-13: 9781589793712: pbk: alk paper

Here, finally, is the view from the street about November 22, 1963. This reporters’ account of the Kennedy assassination brings to full focus the personal anguish as well as the professional pressure endured that day by those who could not take the time to cry. This book will become part of the real and permanent hi
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Robert Huffaker
Dec 02, 2009 rated it it was amazing

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When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963

ISBN-10: 1589791398 cloth, alk paper
ISBN-13: 9781589791398 cloth, alk paper
ISBN-10: 1589793714 pbk: alk paper
ISBN-13: 9781589793712: pbk: alk paper

Here, finally, is the view from the street about November 22, 1963. This reporters’ account of the Kennedy assassination brings to full focus the personal anguish as well as the professional pressure endured that day by those who could not take the time to cry. This book will become part of the real and permanent
...more
Russell Atkinson
Mar 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
The authors were all on-the-scene reporters from television news station KLRD in Dallas who covered the assassination of President Kennedy and its aftermath. Most of the reviewers consider it a book about the assassination and the subsequent killing of Oswald and trial of Jack Ruby. It does give a first-hand, reliable, and professional account of all of those events, but that's not what the book is about. It's about journalism.

The events of that day were what really brought the American public t
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Doc Mcgarey
Apr 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
I just spent a week in Dallas on business and spent some time in Dealey Plaza to reflect. I notice the crowds are much larger now than when I was here last some seven years earlier. The numbing curiosity never seems to fade, which I believe is so good sign.

While there I visited the Museum store across the street from the School Book Depository. First I highly recommend; a terrific eclectic collection that includes an ice cream/soda shop! The workers were very knowledgeable and they recommended
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Katie S
Sep 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction
This is a first person view on the assassination of president John F. Kennedy, the death of his killer, the trial of his killer's killer, and everything inbetween. It tells us everything as the reporters reported it. We learned what it was like being there as all of these things happened, how these events were reported, and what it was like reporting about them.

At parts, I found this book hard to read and it seemed to go on very slow but most of the time I was very happy with it. I would recomm
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Heather
Provides first person perspective on JFK's assasination and following events from the reporters who were covering it. Gets a little dry and wordy toward the end.
Jared Manning
Aug 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: history
Nothing new here. First hand account of journalists covering the story. Similar to making documentaries out there.
Tom Turbiville
Off the Rails

This book was cruising along nicely and then grind to a halt with a laborious trudge through the weeds of the Jack Ruby trial. I was so tempted to skip those never-ending pages but then I couldn’t say “Yes I read that book”. I will say that it rebounded with the final chapters of each author’s opinion of today’s news compared to 1963.
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