We've all seen the famous clip of Walter Cronkite announcing the official news that Kennedy had died. What's even more interesting to me is the reporting that followed.
How did Cronkite keep it together? As he read the official Flash, his voice breaks momentarily, he swallows hard, and goes on. All the while, receiving page after page of news literally ripped off the teletype machines we see in the background. He's handed a book, presumably for some sort of reference, looks at it, goes on. Amazing.
Didn't remember the part where Cronkite leaves the desk and is relieved by Charles Collngwood. They announce that CBS news wlll stay on the air all day--unprecedented. We've become so accustomed to this in 2013--but it was completely new back then.
I'm wondering at what point I got home from school that day, flipped on the old black and white tv, and started watching. This is what I saw, but it's all a blur. Great move by CBS to stream the whole thing. Too bad it appears that the CBSnews.com website seems to have been overwhelmed by the volume of people who want to see it, too. [Maybe this phenomenon should cause us to give healthcare.gov a break?]