JFK: Breaking the News
A look back on the media coverage of the shocking assassination of President John F. Kennedy
Airs Thursday, 11/19 at 9:00 p.m. & Sunday, 11/22 at 3:00 p.m. on CPTV
This moving documentary looks at the broadcast coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Stressing how closely the medium and television audiences are joined in times of crisis, JFK: BREAKING THE NEWS offers one of the first broadcast examinations of how local journalists in 1963 delivered rapidly breaking news to a nation in despair. Narrated by Jane Pauley, this hour-long, public television documentary will also allow television audiences to understand the tremendous technical obstacles that had to be overcome and the immediate journalistic decisions that accompanied the initial live remote broadcasts generated by television four decades ago.