President Kennedy Has Been Shot (with CD): A Moment-to-Moment Account of the Four Days That Changed America, Part 4

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Sourcebooks, Incorporated, Oct 1, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
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On November 22, 1963, one of the most shocking events in history jolted a nation and signaled the end of an era. President Kennedy Has Been Shot tells the minute-by-minute story of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the dramatic days that followed.

Brought to you by the Newseum, the world's first interactive museum of news, President Kennedy Has Been Shot recounts those four days in November, including:
--President Kennedy's assassination and the confusion that followed
--Lee Harvey Oswald's capture, arrest and murder
--The moving presidential procession and funeral

This book and accompanying audio CD bring you the events as they happened, featuring:
--Remarkable eyewitness accounts of the reporters, photographers and White House staffers who were there
--Stunning and award-winning photos of the tragedy and a nation in grief
--The actual broadcasts that told America the news, plus rarely heard Dallas police-radio transmissions, White House communications and more

President Kennedy Has Been Shot takes you inside one of the country's defining and most debated moments. Now you can read and listen to the story as it unfolded, filling in parts of the story you may have never heard and re-creating the story for generations to come.

The audio CD included with the book lets you hear:
--The actual broadcasts of the earliest reports of the shooting
--An emotional Walter Cronkite announce the tragic news
--Chilling Dallas police-radio transmissions calling all units to the scene of the assassination
--Dramatic communication between the White House and Air Force One as it races toward Washington with newly sworn-in President Johnson
--Rarely heard phone calls from Johnson to Kennedy family members and government and civic leaders during his first moments in office
--The incredible live broadcast of Lee Harvey Oswald's murder

Hear the actual broadcasts that shocked a nation and read the story from the vantage of the men and women who chased it down. Experience again, or for the first time, the minute-by-minute story of one of the most important events in American history.

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About the author (2004)

The Newseum, the world's first interactive museum of news, takes visitors behind the scenes to show how and why news is made. It strives to help the public and news media understand one another better. The Newseum is funded by the Freedom Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan foundation. Visit www.newseum.org. The Newseums President Kennedy Has Been Shot is co-authored by award-winning journalists Cathy Trost and Susan Bennett. Cathy Trost, a former reporter for the Wall Street Journal and UPI, is the co-author of the critically acclaimed Running Toward Danger: Stories Behind the Breaking News of 9/11. She was the founding director of the Casey Journalism Center on Children and Families at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.Susan Bennett, director of International Exhibits at the Newseum, is a veteran editor and reporter who covered foreign affairs, national politics, and Congress in Washington. She was previously an editor and writer on USA TODAYs editorial page, national correspondent for Knight-Ridder newspapers, and a bureau chief and state editor for UPI.

Dan Rather, Ocotber 31, 1931 - Dan Rather was born in Wharton, Texas, October 31, 1931. He attended Sam Houston State College at Huntsville, Texas, and earned his B.A. in Journalism in 1953. He went on to earn his Law degree from the University of Houston and South Texas School of Law. After graduation he became a Journalism instructor at Sam Houston State College and worked for United Press International, and the Houston Chronicle as a news writer, reporter, and news director. He joined the CBS radio affiliate KTRH in Houston in the mid-late 1950s. He became the director of news and public affairs for CBS television affiliate KHOU in Houston in the late 1950s to 1961. From 1961 to 1964 he was the chief of CBS's southwestern bureau in Dallas. In 1963 he became the CBS White House Correspondent, and two years later the chief of the CBS London bureau for a year. In 1966 he was a war correspondent in Vietnam and returned to a position as CBS White House correspondent from 1966 to 1974. In 1974, Rather became the anchor-correspondent for CBS Reports for a year before becoming the correspondent and co-editor for 60 Minutes until 1981. He has been an anchor for Dan Rather Reporting on the CBS Radio Network since 1977 and anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather since 1981. In 1988 he became the anchor for 48 Hours and has anchored numerous CBS news specials. Rather is the recipient of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters' awards for spot news coverage in 1956 and 1959. He has received numerous Emmy Awards for his outstanding news reports. In May 2007, Rather received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, for his lifetime contributions to journalism. Rather is also a columnist whose work is distributed by King Features Syndicate. On May 28, 2007, Rather compared historical events to events in the Star Wars films in the History Channel special, "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed". Rather continues to speak out against alleged influence in journalism by corporations and governments. At a recent conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, sponsored by the group Free Press, Rather criticized both local and national news organizations, stating, according to reports, that there is no longer incentive to do "good and valuable news." Rather has since resumed his career with HDNet, a high-definition cable television station as a producer and hosts a weekly one-hour show called Dan Rather Reports as of October 24, 2006. Rather also has contributed as a guest on The Chris Matthews Show, and on The Daily Show. He has also formed an independent company called News and Guts Media and is reportedly working on a book

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