In the next installment of our series on the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody looks at how television news came of age that tragic weekend.
We spoke with Mark Lambert, who teaches each television news, production and history at the University of West Florida. We also include sound from that weekend, illustrating how the TV networks covered the assassination and developments ranging from the expected -- the investigation and state funeral -- to the unexpected--Lee Harvey Oswald's murder on live national television.
In part two of our look back at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy 50 years ago this week, WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody sat down with University of West Florida historian Patrick Moore – on how the shooting affected the Cold War.
Dr. Moore looks at how both the U.S. and Western Europe braced for a possible aggressive move by the Soviet Union in the wake of the shooting, and how no such action occurred. He also discusses changes in foreign policy brought about by the ascendency of Lyndon B. Johnson to the White House.
Today we begin the first of a series of reports on the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. WUWF’s Dave Dunwoody spoke with J. Earle Bowden, now Editor Emeritus of the Pensacola News Journal. In 1963 he oversaw the PNJ’s afternoon edition.