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Too much TV coverage of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy . . . or too little? There is (after all) a lot: For example, The History Channel's "JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide" and "Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live," tonight competing with Tom Brokaw's "Where Were You: The Day JFK Died."
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Dan Rather, one of the great anchors of television history, covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy for CBS News in 1963, though he would not officially join the network (in the Washington bureau, where he'd make some more history of his own) for a year. As such, Rather was present at the founding, as it were -- the founding of modern television journalism, when a major breaking story...Read more »
Over the past few weeks, this curious and rather sad side drama enveloped ongoing coverage of the JFK assassination anniversary: Would Dan Rather be airbrushed out of CBS News' coverage of that tragic long-ago day altogether? In fact, he was not: He appeared on Saturday's quite-good "48 Hours" special edition, "As It Happened."
Rather had a major role that day 50...Read more »