CBSNews.com to Stream Historic CBS News Reports from 1963 on 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination
via press release:
CBSNEWS.COM WILL STREAM HISTORIC CBS NEWS BROADCAST REPORTS FROM 1963 ON 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY’S ASSASSINATION
Four-Day Stream to Feature Original Breaking News Coverage As It Unfolded
Nov. 14, 2013 – To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, CBSNews.com will stream CBS News’ historic coverage of the event and the following four days of unparalleled reporting by the network. The extensive online offering will feature the minute-by-minute CBS News broadcasts in real time as they were delivered following the assassination.
CBSNews.com’s special anniversary online stream will start at 1:48 PM, ET on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, which is the exact minute the first breaking network television news bulletin alerted viewers shots had been fired in Dallas 50 years ago. CBSNews.com will then stream the CBS News coverage, including the first report from legendary anchor Walter Cronkite and the extraordinary broadcasts from New York, Dallas, Washington and around the world as they unfolded over four days, culminating with the President’s funeral on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
FACE THE NATION anchor and CBS News Chief Washington Correspondent, Bob Schieffer, who was a reporter at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram on the day of the assassination, will introduce the online stream. Schieffer will also recount his extraordinary experience as a young journalist who conducted the first interview with Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother, while giving her a ride from Fort Worth to Dallas to see her son in custody hours after he fired the fatal shot.
In addition to the stream, CBSNews.com will provide ongoing coverage of the 50th anniversary commemoration events and in-depth reports on Kennedy’s presidency, including features on the space race, Civil Rights and foreign policy.
Also, a schedule on the site will let viewers know when to tune in to the stream for specific reports and highlights, and CBS News will live-tweet the streaming coverage from Friday, Nov. 22 through Monday, Nov. 25. Likewise, key moments from the streamed CBS News footage will be available on-demand at CBSNews.com and will be shared on the CBS News accounts on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram with the hashtag #JFK50. CBS News will share exclusive clips and previews of its broadcast coverage on Instagram as well.