An auspicious anniversary today. Some of us weren’t around yet when Kennedy was assassinated, but most of us have experienced the change we feel when something so terrible has happened. There is the world before, and the world after, and they are not the same place.
I saw something on the Classic Television Showbiz blog that I hadn’t seen before and wanted to share with you. It is a full half-hour of CBS programming, starting with the opening of “As the World Turns”. At the ten-minute mark we get the now familiar first bulletin from Walter Cronkite.
What interested me was hearing the rest of the news unfold. It gave me a sense of how shocking it must have been to hear that news for the first time.