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Ike Pappas died Sunday of heart disease in Arlington, Virginia. He was 75.

Steve Thomas

Ike Pappas, the longtime CBS newsman who reported the shooting death

of presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on the radio as it was

happening, has died at age 75.

Pappas died Sunday in a hospital in Arlington, Va. of complications of

heart disease, his family said.

Pappas was among the reporters at the Dallas police station who were

waiting for Oswald to be moved two days after President Kennedy was

assassinated.

Pappas had just asked him, "Do you have anything to say in your defense?"

when a shot rang out.

"Oswald has been shot!" Pappas said on the air, adding, "Mass

confusion here, all the doors have been locked. Holy mackerel!"

Pappas was among more than 200 CBS News employees laid off by the

company in 1987.

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Ike Pappas died Sunday of heart disease in Arlington, Virginia. He was 75.

Steve Thomas

Ike Pappas, the longtime CBS newsman who reported the shooting death

of presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald on the radio as it was

happening, has died at age 75.

Pappas died Sunday in a hospital in Arlington, Va. of complications of

heart disease, his family said.

Pappas was among the reporters at the Dallas police station who were

waiting for Oswald to be moved two days after President Kennedy was

assassinated.

Pappas had just asked him, "Do you have anything to say in your defense?"

when a shot rang out.

"Oswald has been shot!" Pappas said on the air, adding, "Mass

confusion here, all the doors have been locked. Holy mackerel!"

Pappas was among more than 200 CBS News employees laid off by the

company in 1987.

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Just curious: How could he have known, so quickly, that all of the doors had been locked?

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