CBS Evening News for Thursday, Nov 22, 1973
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(Studio) Today marks 10th anniversary of John F. Kennedy's assassination. Ceremonies mark event. Family visits graveside in early morning. Only surviving brother Edward Kennedy, his family, and Mrs. Robert Kennedy pay respects. Hundreds of visitors pay respects to John Kennedy's grave during day.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(Dallas, Texas) Film of John Kennedy's eventful arrival in Dallas in 1963 shown. Reasons behind Kennedy's visit outlined. [Former Kennedy aide Dave POWERS - recalls enthusiastic crowds surrounding Kennedy motorcade. Then tragedy strikes full force. Memories of event recalled.] Reaction of crowd, officials, police reshown. Lee Harvey Oswald, accused assassin, shown. Oswald's background outlined. Marina Oswald, now financially secure, has Husband, Kenneth Porter, offers stability. Oswald's mother, Marquerite, react Oswald and Kennedy's assassination. [Mrs. OSWALD - believes son involved in conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy.] Mrs. Oswald never sees grandchildren. [Mrs. OSWALD - disapproves of Marina's rearing her son's children as she has.] [Former Dallas police chief Jesse CURRY - recalls responsibility of protecting Oswald. Responsibility shattered by Jack Ruby's gunshot, killing Oswald.] Vivid reminders of assassination haunt Dallas, Texas, incling. grave of police officer J.D. Tippitt killed during attempted capture of Oswald.
REPORTER: David Dick