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Alpine & Marathon: Book recalls Kennedy assassination

Publish Date: December 2, 2004 | Permanent Link

Dallas author Bob Huffaker, a television reporter during the Kennedy assassination in Dallas, will sign copies of his book When the News Went Live: Dallas, 1963 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday (Dec. 4) at Front Street Books in Marathon.

Huffaker will be at Front Street Books in Alpine from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

The book is composite history, written with three of his reporter-colleagues, Bill Mercer, George Phenix and Wes Wise, who chronicled the events leading up to and following the day Lee Harry Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy.

The four reporters, who worked for KRLD-TV, the Dallas CBS affiliate, were on hand for the motorcade, the Oswald shooting by Jack Ruby and the subsequent trial. Their coverage won the Radio-Television News Directors Association’s highest award.

Bob Schieffer, CBS news chief Washington correspondent, describing the book, wrote, “The first accounts of how the Kennedy assassination happened came from the local radio and TV reporters of Dallas. For the first time, some of the best of those reporters tell the gritty tale of how they did it. The story they tell is riveting, insightful and filled with new detail about that awful weekend that changed America.”

From separate and interwoven viewpoints at the center of that tragedy, the four authors show what happened, how they covered the stunning events for the nation and how radio and television news has developed through the decades, both technically and ethically.

The book, published by Taylor Trade Publishing, includes 43 photographs and is in second printing.

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We all should read Denis's website.

He has worked hard to elicit answers from many of the principle players.

While the answers he recieved are hardly satisfactory, they do shed light.

The tramp photos, the "FBI" man picking up a stray bullet, Oswald's security and many other issues are addressed with photos and correspondence.

Denis Morrisette is a "citizen investigator" of a high order.

Click on his website, you'll see what I mean...........


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