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  •  The arrival of the Beatles and JFK (10+ / 0-)

    I first heard of both in the reform school cafeteria. Both were announced by the director but he wore a Beatle wig on the second occasion.   Beatlemania took the nations mind off the assassination for better or worse, IMHO.

    "HAPPINESS IS A CHOICE" , bumpersticker on a burning Subaru

    by tRueffert on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 04:34:44 AM PST

    •  I remember the teen-aged girl saying I looked (3+ / 0-)
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      like Paul. Or George. That was the quibble. ;)

      Occupy- Your Mind. - No better friend, no worse enemy. -8.75, -6.21<> Bring the Troops Home Yesterday

      by Thousandwatts on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:11:47 AM PST

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    •  Cronkite Had Intended a News Segment On Them (6+ / 0-)

      for the Thanksgiving weekend period or thereabouts; obviously the assassination scrubbed that plan. If I recall correctly, it ran after the assassination and funeral events were past, and they were booked for Ed Sullivan around Feb. of 64.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 05:43:21 AM PST

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      •  CBS News (5+ / 0-)

        This is either from November 21, 1963 or the morning of November 22, 1963.

        I never realized until today how much the two events were overlapping.

        •  CBS Evening News, Cronkite and The Beatles (3+ / 0-)
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          Mr. Cronkite then told me of his reaction to the story. "I was semi-interested, but I did not immediately run the story because it was a busy news week. I put it on the shelf until we had time for that sort of feature."

          As it turned out, the story was slated to run at the end of that week on the CBS Morning News and the CBS Evening News. But just hours after the feature on The Beatles was broadcast on the morning of November 22, 1963, Walter Cronkite was on the air informing the country that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. There was no evening news that night as CBS and the other two networks carried on with continuous coverage of the tragic assassination of the President. "For the next few weeks, the President's death dominated the news. By the second week in December, I thought it was once more appropriate to run feature stories. We decided to broadcast Kendrick's Beatles piece on our Evening News program. Shortly after we were off the air, I got a call from Ed Sullivan."

          Bruce Spizer
      •  Never realized they occurred simultaneously. nt (1+ / 0-)
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        same time.

        Occupy- Your Mind. - No better friend, no worse enemy. -8.75, -6.21<> Bring the Troops Home Yesterday

        by Thousandwatts on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 10:00:45 AM PST

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