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Part 1 of 12. ALL 12 PARTS: www.youtube.com Two hours of live, as-it’s-happening ABC-TV coverage of the news surrounding the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy on Friday, November 22, 1963. This 12-part video series begins at approximately 1:50 PM EST (12:50 PM CST in Dallas, Texas, which is where President Kennedy was shot at 12:30 PM Central Time). The very first ABC-TV bulletin concerning the shooting in Dallas is, unfortunately, not included in this YouTube series, but some of the early bulletins are here (before all regular programming was cancelled). A rerun of “Father Knows Best” was airing on many ABC-TV affiliates when the assassination occurred, and portions of that television show are included in Part 1 of this series. This ABC news coverage seems quite primitive and antiquated by today’s 21st-century standards, and at times it almost appears as if the newsmen are reporting from somebody’s shabby-looking basement. But it must also be noted that ABC, in 1963, was definitely the “number three” television network among the trio of TV networks that existed at that time (CBS, NBC, and ABC). 12-PART PLAYLIST: www.youtube.com RELATED LINK: JFK-Assassination-As-It-Happened.blogspot.com

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