President Kennedy Has Been Shot by Newseum

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On November 22, 1963, one of the most shocking events in history jolted a nation and signaled the end of an era. President Kennedy Has Been Shot tells the minute-by-minute story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the dramatic days that followed.

Brought to you by the Newseum, the world’s first interactive museum of news, President Kennedy Has Been Shot recounts those four days in November, including:
--President Kennedy’s assassination and the confusion that followed
--Lee Harvey Oswald’s capture, arrest and murder
--The moving presidential procession and funeral

This book and accompanying audio CD bring you the events as they happened, featuring:
--Remarkable eyewitness accounts of the reporters, photographers and White House staffers who were there
--Stunning and award-winning photos of the tragedy and a nation in grief
--The actual broadcasts that told America the news, plus rarely heard Dallas police-radio transmissions, White House communications and more

President Kennedy Has Been Shot takes you inside one of the country’s defining and most debated moments. Now you can read and listen to the story as it unfolded, filling in parts of the story you may have never heard and re-creating the story for generations to come.

The audio CD included with the book lets you hear:
--The actual broadcasts of the earliest reports of the shooting
--An emotional Walter Cronkite announce the tragic news
--Chilling Dallas police-radio transmissions calling all units to the scene of the assassination
--Dramatic communication between the White House and Air Force One as it races toward Washington with newly sworn-in President Johnson
--Rarely heard phone calls from Johnson to Kennedy family members and government and civic leaders during his first moments in office
--The incredible live broadcast of Lee Harvey Oswald’s murder

Hear the actual broadcasts that shocked a nation and read the story from the vantage of the men and women who chased it down. Experience again, or for the first time, the minute-by-minute story of one of the most important events in American history.
 

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The Newseum, the world's first interactive museum of news, takes visitors behind the scenes to show how and why news is made. It strives to help the public and news media understand one another better. The Newseum is funded by the Freedom Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan foundation. Visit www.newseum.org. The Newseums President Kennedy Has Been Shot is co-authored by award-winning journalists Cathy Trost and Susan Bennett. Cathy Trost, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and UPI, is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of 9/11. She was the founding director of the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.Susan Bennett, director of International Exhibits at the Newseum, is a veteran editor and reporter who covered foreign affairs, national politics, and Congress in Washington. She was previously an editor and writer on USA TODAYs editorial page, national correspondent for Knight-Ridder newspapers, and a bureau chief and state editor for UPI.
 
Published November 1, 2003 by Sourcebooks MediaFusion. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The companion CD includes audio excerpts from radio and TV coverage and snippets of Dallas police communications, radio transmissions between the White House and the airborne, Tokyo-bound press secretary, Pierre Salinger, even a phone call from Lyndon Johnson to FBI director J.

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