How we Reported the Kennedy Assassination

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On November 22, 1963 WFSB went by the call letters WTIC, and we were a radio and television organization. In the newsroom at Broadcast House, a phone call alerted staff the president had been shot, as the news was printed on a the wire service teletype.


On the television side, CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite delivered the shocking details from Dallas to Channel 3 viewers, and on the radio side it was local.  For the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination,  on Face the State in November 1963,  we were joined by two journalists who covered the assassination: Dick Ahles, the one time news director of WTIC and WFSB, and Don Noel, a former Face the State moderator and reporter for the Hartford Times and later the Hartford Courant. They shared with us what it was like to work in a newsroom on that day.


Luckily audio tape of  our radio…

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Reporting From The War Zone – Reporters Cover Gaza And Israel

Decades after Edward R. Murrow covered the London Blitz live for CBS News radio listeners again journalists are putting themselves in harms way as they cover the rocket attacks from Gaza and counter-attacks from Israel.

Reporters from every news service, as is now standard, from around the world are covering the event.

But not just reporters who names and faces you would most likely not recognize but high-profile reporters and news anchors which we bring into our home everyday and evening.

Some may say they have a death wish, while others label this type of coverage as a call to arms even for the most highly paid of journalists.

It takes a special kind of journalist and news organization who put their most precious news commodities in the middle of war.

It’s not about ego, they after all could opt out of covering these events.

It is all about being what they are, whether currently anchoring a desk or covering a beat.

They are journalists first with their high-profile image coming in a very distance second.

Godspeed to all those who cover war, and to those who have given their life while doing so.