How much has television changed in 50 years?
The late Nelson Benton, who was a CBS news correspondent and a colleague of mine, was assigned to be at the police station I think there. So I was at the local station prepared to do the narrating of the whole transfer when Oswald was assassinated. That’s where I was.
Now it was almost – I had great difficulty kind of getting my heard around the fact that out of nowhere, this person had appeared in the basement of the police station and assassinated the man alleged to be the assassin. It was almost incredible and the first thought is did I see what I think I saw.
And of course in the next nanosecond, of course you did and I was screaming for New York to come to us. They had not come to us live, they were in the midst of reading an essay and memorial to President Kennedy but they came quickly and we turned it around the videotape and it was – the country was what had happened.
It threw the story just about the time the story was beginning to settle down a little. The assassination happened on Friday. They questioned the prisoner at the police station on Saturday. Things were beginning to settle down just a little then this incredible happening of the assassin assassinating the assassin. I mean, what a day.