This episode is the second in our JFK Perspective series.
Joining host, Dennis McCuistion, are guests who were at the scene of the JFK assassination on the day of the tragedy.
- Hugh Aynesworth: Former reporter at the Dallas Morning News
- Bob Huffaker: Former reporter with CBS and KRLD, Co-Author: When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963
- Darwin Payne PhD: Historian, Professor Emeritus, Southern Methodist University
- Bert Shipp: Former reporter, WFAA- Dallas
- Buell Wesley Frazier: Co-worker, Lee Harvey Oswald
- Eugene Boone: Former Deputy Sherriff, Dallas County- 1962-1972
Left to Right: Darwin Payne, Niki McCuistion, Hugh Aynesworth, Dennis McCuistion, Bob Huffaker
The assassination of President John F. Kennedy was a tragedy that had repercussions worldwide, forever changing the way news is reported. The President’s day started in Fort Worth with crowds exuberantly greeting the President and Mrs. Kennedy. In Dallas as crowds lined the motorcade path, the mood was cheerful, excited and welcoming. All the while, the city officials were relieved, as the anticipated backlash of the events did not occur.
Co-worker, Buell Wesley Frazier, drove Lee Harvey Oswald to their work at the school Book Depository – Oswald with a package of “curtain rods” under his arm. He states: “It was a day like any other… until the fatal shots were fired.”
Join reporters and law enforcement officials who were at the scene of the assassination, for a firsthand account of the tragedy and the day “the news went live”.