Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
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How TV reacted to JFK’s assassination

Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
In this photo, taken just after President John F. Kennedy was hit by bullets, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy stands up in the presidential car to lift up the body of her husband. (Gamma-Keystone via Getty Images)
Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
In this image shot of a television screen, Dan Rather reports from CBS television studio KRLD in Dallas on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  (CBS via Getty Images)
Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
A photo of a May 1977 television broadcast of President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, in the presidential limousine in Dallas’ Dealey Plaza moments after the president was shot dead on Nov. 22, 1963. (Ernst Haas / Getty Images)
Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
From left, NBC News’ Jack Lescoulie, Hugh Downs and Barbara Walters report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on “The Today Show” a day after his death. (NBC via Getty Images)
Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
From left, NBC News’ Frank McGee and Chet Huntley report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. (NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
Vice President Lyndon Johnson sworn in
In the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson takes the oath of office on Air Force One in Dallas to become the 36th president of the United States. Kennedy’s widow, Jacqueline Kennedy (later Onassis), stands beside him. (Universal Images Group / Getty Images)
President John F. Kennedy’s state funeral
From left, NBC News’ Nancy Dickerson, Sander Vanocur and Ray Scherer reporting live from Washington on President John F. Kennedy’s three-day state funeral. (NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
President John F. Kennedy’s state funeral
Jacqueline Kennedy stands with her two children, Caroline Kennedy and John F. Kennedy Jr., and brothers-in-law Ted Kennedy, back left, and Robert Kennedy, right, at the funeral of her husband, President John F. Kennedy, in Washington. (Staff / AFP/Getty Images)
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