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'Where Were You: The Day JFK Died Reported by Tom Brokaw': The veteran reflects on the 50th anniversary

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy forced television news to come of age, along with its reporters ... including Tom Brokaw.

The veteran journalist puts his perspective on Friday, Nov. 22, 1963, and its aftermath as the new NBC special "Where Were You: The Day JFK Died Reported by Tom Brokaw" airs - fittingly - on Friday, Nov. 22. People from various walks of life, some famous (Dan Rather, Steven Spielberg, etc.) and others not, discuss their memories of that day and the impact of losing Kennedy and his intentions for the U.S.

"We kept encountering the dilemmas of 50 years later," Brokaw admits to Zap2it of planning the special. "What is it that younger audiences want and need to know, and what are older audiences that were alive at the time looking for? And what more do we know now that we didn't know then? That's a big, big piece of this,
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JFK 50th anniversary: Tom Brokaw remembers the 'almost too horrific' day

Even before he joined NBC, Tom Brokaw knew the impact the assassination of President John F. Kennedy would have on how network news did its job.

On Nov. 22, 1963, the veteran anchor-reporter was a local TV newsman in Omaha, Neb. He broke into a garden-show broadcast to convey the information coming from Dallas, Texas -- and as much as he remembers that day's events, he presents memories from many other Americans in Friday's (Nov. 22) NBC special "Where Were You: The Day JFK Died Reported by Tom Brokaw."

"I was 20 years old when he was elected and 23 when he was killed," Brokaw tells Zap2it. "I thought at that time that John F. Kennedy and his style, and his use of television and politics, was going to be the game plan for the foreseeable future. That was a new way of doing things in American public life.

"He was unique. He was
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