When the News Went Live: Dallas 1963 (Used)


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  • Authors: Bob Huffaker, Bill Mercer, George Phenix, Wes Wise
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing; 1st edition (October 15, 2004)

When routine coverage of JFK’s Dallas visit suddenly evolved into reporting a worldwide tragedy, KRLD reporters assumed the duty of reassuring a shocked nation and an anxious world. Broadcast journalism came of age in that crisis, and KRLD News earned the profession’s highest honor for its on-the-scene reporting. The writers worked in support of Dan Rather and Walter Cronkite as they reported the first on-camera murder and initiated the first continuous live coverage. Reporters who were part of this watershed in broadcast journalism have had four decades to consider events that were too fast and stunning to allow emotional detachment or reflection. They have never written their account of what happened on the scene in Dallas in 1963 until this book, and no other group had quite the behind-the-scene perspectives these four shared.

Condition: Good. Dust jacket has some minor bending and scuffing. Pages appear to be clean and not bent.

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