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(Studio: Dan Rather) Announcement of series on meaning of assassination of President John F. Kennedy to American given; scenes shown from Dallas, Texas, motorcade and shooting of JFK &John Connally. [PEOPLE - give recollections of event.] [Senator Edward KENNEDY - remembers brother.] Young Americans interest in Kennedy era described. [PEOPLE - discuss conspiracy theories.] Warren Commission report recalled; film shown. [Warren Commission attorney Joseph BALL - remembers.] CBS News poll on assassination outlined. [Warren Commission attorney Senator Arlen SPECTER - denies conspiracy.] Film shown of Lee Harvey Oswald. [Kennedy historian Doris Kearns GOODWIN - explains Americans' need for conspiracy theory.] Future reports previewed. [Ex-Kennedy mistress Judith EXNER -says there may have been Cuban and/or mob involvement.] [Woman who knew Oswald, Ruth PAYNE - believes Oswald acted alone.] [Nellie and John CONNALLY - recall Dallas trip and shooting.]
- Rather, Dan
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