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(Studio: Carol Lin) The 40th anniversary next week of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy noted. “CNN Presents: President Kennedy Has Been Shot” previewed; footage shown. [NBC News White House correspondent Robert MacNEIL, KENNEDY - talk about Kennedy’s wife, Jackie.] [UPI reporter Wilborn HAMPTON- comments on the purpose of Kennedy’s trip to Texas.] ["New York Times" reporter Tom WICKER- comments on the political atmosphere in Dallas at that time.] Taped interview held with veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas about the day of the assassination. [THOMAS – recalls hearing the news that Kennedy had been shot; says the world stopped still for a minute; talks about a loss of hope after Kennedy’s death; comments on reporting on presidents since then.]
- Lin, Carol
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