CBS News anchor Walter Cronkite reports that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. CBS via Landov hide caption

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Walter Cronkite On The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

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During JFK's funeral, live TV coverage helped make John-John Kennedy's salute an indelible image of American history. Keystone/Getty Images hide caption

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How Live TV Helped America Mourn The Loss Of JFK

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Lady Bird Johnson (left), Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy sit during the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce Breakfast at the Hotel Texas. JFK Library hide caption

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Glenda Rike's husband was in the room when President Kennedy received his last rites. She recounted his experience to her son, Larry, on a visit to StoryCorps. StoryCorps hide caption

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Witnessing History In A Dallas Emergency Room

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The Boston Symphony Orchestra was mid-performance when the news of President Kennedy's assassination broke. AP hide caption

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Moved By Kennedy's Death, The Boston Symphony Played On

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Dallas is preparing for Friday's 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, and hoping to show how much the city has changed. Tom Pennington/Getty Images hide caption

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Marking Kennedy Assassination, Dallas Still On 'Eggshells'

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The log of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's performance on the afternoon of Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. courtesy of the Boston Symphony Orchestra hide caption

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Mexican-American Vets Ignited Kennedy's Latino Support

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President John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline, are greeted by an enthusiastic crowd upon their arrival at Dallas Love Field on Nov. 22, 1963. AP hide caption

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50 Years After Assassination, Kennedy Books Offer New Analysis

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CBS newscaster Walter Cronkite announces the death of President John F. Kennedy. CBS/Landov hide caption

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The presidential motorcade travels down Main Street in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was shot. Cecil Stoughton/UPI /Landov hide caption

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John F. Kennedy and his wife, Jacqueline Kennedy, campaign in New York in 1960. AP hide caption

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How JFK Fathered The Modern Presidential Campaign

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President Kennedy addresses the nation about the economy in 1962. He presided over an economic turnaround. AP/John F. Kennedy Library and Museum hide caption

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