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JFK: Breaking the News (2004)

Looking back over 40 years television and print journalists recall their stories and memories of reporting the murder of President Kennedy and how it changed the country and changed the way the public gets it's news.

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Alastair Layzell
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Credited cast:
Hugh Aynesworth ... Himself
John Connally John Connally ... Himself (archive footage)
Nellie Connally Nellie Connally ... Herself (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself (archive footage)
Peter Jennings ... Himself (archive footage)
Lyndon Johnson ... Himself (archive footage)
Jacqueline Kennedy ... Herself (archive footage)
John F. Kennedy ... Himself (archive footage)
Jim Lehrer Jim Lehrer ... Himself - Interviewee
Lee Harvey Oswald Lee Harvey Oswald ... Himself (archive footage)
Jane Pauley ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Dan Rather ... Himself (archive footage)
Jack Ruby Jack Ruby ... Himself (archive footage)
Bob Schieffer ... Himself - Interviewee
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Looking back over 40 years television and print journalists recall their stories and memories of reporting the murder of President Kennedy and how it changed the country and changed the way the public gets it's news.

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On one weekend in November 1963, the only people not watching news of the Kennedy assassination . . . were those providing it.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 2004 (USA) See more »

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JFK Breaking the News See more »

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Aired on PBS on 22 November 2004, the 41st anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. See more »

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The Best JFK Documentary Ever!
18 March 2006 | by hugelySee all my reviews

A remarkable remembrance of those dark days in Dallas. The severity of the happening, the ultimate chase, the political infighting and the resultant mistakes in judgment all go to explaining how very human and frail such an event quickly becomes. While one tends to blame the Dallas authorities for what was thought to be an alarming malfeasance, these personal memories and juxtapositions help those who weren't there understand more about how such a momentous event could have occurred. Oddly enough, those who DID see and feel that weekend agree almost 100 percent that Oswald and Ruby were lone perps. It's stark, but it's honest. Not like Oliver Stone's opportunistic "JFK."


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