Friday, November 22, 2013
50 Years Ago Today
The first TV reports that day were on Dallas' local networks. This was the very first. WFAA's broadcast studios were about a block from Dealey Plaza where the shooting happened. Two reporters ran from the Plaza to the station and breathlessly announced the grim news.
I was acquainted with the reporter Eddie Barker here (I knew his kids way back when). Dr. Dickinson who leads the assembly in prayer was the pastor at my childhood church, Highland Park Methodist in Dallas, then and now a very large and prominent local church. Dallas was a much smaller town in those days.
A major event in history preserved in the weirdly vivid amber of early videotape.
Erich Leinsdorf interrupts a concert by the Boston Philharmonic to announce the President's death:
Posted by Counterlight at Friday, November 22, 2013