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Friday, November 22, 2013

A Permanent Record Of What We Watched On Television From Nov.22 To 25,1963

To mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy, here is the special issue TV Guide published two months later, on January 25, 1964. It is fitting that this is perhaps the most unusual issue of TV Guide ever published, for that weekend in November was the most unusual ever experienced on TV (at least until 9/11). The "special section you will want to keep" featured an excellent account of what and how network television covered. (You can read the article here.) As part of this historic and truly unique issue, JFK's successor, President Lyndon Johnson wrote a piece praising TV's coverage of the assassination and its aftermath. For a fascinating interview with  Marc Ryan, the author of a richly detailed look at television coverage of that November weekend, Three Shots Rang Out: JFK's Assassination and TV's First Global Story, visit Mitchell Hadley's excellent TV blog.

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