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Kennedy / Assassination Video Game / Ewing, McCollum Interviews #772680

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Nov 27, 2004
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(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(No location given: Nazanine Moshiri) The controversy over “JFK Reloaded,” a video game that recreates the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with the player assuming Lee Harvey Oswald’s role as the shooter featured; footage & game scenes shown. [Senator Edward KENNEDY – says his brothers are an inspiration.] [Game producer Kirk EWING†- says this is an opportunity to reignite passion in history.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Taped discussion held with Ewing and Representative Betty McCollum† about the game. [On the phone from Stirling, Scotland, EWING – explains the game’s concept; comments on the options to include blood spattering; questions the appropriateness of the Pentagon-sponsored game “America’s Army.”] [McCOLLUM – says she is disappointed that someone would make a game of this tragic event; describes what the game is like; warns parents to discuss this with children.] Last Call question introduced.

Lin, Carol;
Moshiri, Nazanine

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