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CBS News and JFK (Shock and Awe) Parts 11-13

 

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 11)

 

CBS News, of course, will stay on the air live throughout this day to keep you up to the minute on the latest developments in the assassination of the President and in the inevitable aftermath that will follow him.

Mrs. Kennedy was with the President uh in the same car. She was not hurt.

The President’s mother and father were told of the that the President was shot by a workman in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts where they are. The report came to them before it was known that the President had been killed.

Man in the background takes a puff of a cigarette!

Odd that a workman would know about the shooting and death of JFK

before the parents knew.

I guess the workman worked for someone that would know.

They never reveal the name of that workman. Maybe puffing is a clue.

Reports were that neither the President’s father, former Ambassador Joseph F. Kennedy or Joseph P. Kennedy  rather, nor the President’s mother, had any comment to make when told of the shooting.

The President’s father is now a semi-invalid as a result of a stroke a few years ago and he was napping when the word came. The President and Mrs. Kennedy had planned to spend Thanksgiving Holiday at Hyannis Port next week.

We will have a live switch to the United Nations uh video

Weird

This pops up on the screen for a second or so. I’m sure it means something ….

just not sure what OR why this was inserted! Here is a little about that title:

(1:13-1:14/10:44)

“Anatole de Keroual is captured by the British in the Napoleonic war and imprisoned in the dungeon of Edinburgh Castle with six companions. Floria Gilchrist, coveted by the fortress commander, Major Edward Chevenish, falls in love with Anatole, and he with her, but Chevenish refuses Floria’s plea for a pardon for Anatole unless she agrees to marry him. Anatole engineers an escape from the prison, and goes to London to straighten out affairs of the estate of his uncle, Viscount Victor St. Ives. There he is apprehended and put on trial for murder.”

Back to Charles Collingwood:

only Adelai Stevenson at the UN accepting condolences.

There is no soun sound to this but the United Nations like other institutions is uh adjourning its deliberations to pay honor to the President of the United States.

Pope Paul in Rome has been informed of the President’s death.

Cardinal Spellman there in Rome for the Ecumenical Council, his voice shaking with emotion said,

I am saying the Rosary for him now.”

‘ The Cardinal said that President Kennedy’s death …..

President Kennedy, of course, a fellow co-religionist of Cardinal Spellman.

The Cardinal said, “it was a great loss to the country and to the world.”

Cardinal James McIntyre of Los Angelos and Cardinal Ritter of St. Louis called together the student priests of Rome’s North American College to recite prayers for Kennedy.

Cardinal McIntyre said that Cardinal Ritter and myself were having dinner there in Rome.

It’s dinnertime there, because of the time difference.

When they heard the astounding news of the President’s death we are shocked, grief-stricken. Our hearts are pained.

I’m suspicious of their alibi!

Hardly anyone else tells where they are

at that time

and/or what they are doing unless they were at the scene of the crime.  Seems very presumptive!

The name Ritter makes me think of John Ritter the actor who starred in a weekly comedy called ”Threes Company.”

What seems stranger to me is that the person who hands Jackie Kennedy or her double the Lamb Chops Puppet over the fence line at the airport in Dallas a half hour before the assassination of President Kennedy looks very much like John Ritter with a hat on his head. He also looks like the man in the picture that I found of Billy Graham and two friends at Wheaton College. The pictures of both are in the same articles/posts linked below. Check it out:

Rev. Wilkerson, Evangelicalism and the Covenant With Many 

or

Rev. David Wilkerson, Billy Graham and Evangelicalism

(Both are similar posts!)

West Germany Chancellor Ludwig Eirehart who was to have visited President Kennedy on Sunday was informed of the President’s death while on the way back to Bonn from Paris. “The news fills the German people with deep grief,” said Chancellor Eirehart. “All those who had the fortunate opportunity to make the personal acquaintance of President Kennedy, in particular the people of Berlin where of course the President had recently visited, are deeply grieved in this hour.”

The Premier Designate of Italy Aldo Morro said,

his stature as a politician in his great country and on the international scene was growing

in these years of a cor courageous policy of renewal.” 

“The reason for which he was struck in a mad way

raises President Kennedy

even more on the moral plane

as a great defender of man’s dignity and equality,” 

said the Italian Premier Designate in Rome.

French Premier George Pompedoui exclaimed, “It is atrocious. It is frightful. I am overwhelmed.”

In Madrid, a foreign office spokesman said, “It is horrible, absolutely horrible, a most barbarous thing. Everyone here is horrified.”

And thus international differences, disputes, are swept away in the moment of shock, stun, grief.

The Italian News Agency Tass in reporting on it’s wires to it’s subscribers the death of the President asserted that he had been killed by a right wing American extremist. There is no confirmation of that. A man has been arrested in Dallas, a 30 year old white man who was carrying a gun. We know nothing of his political persuasion. But Dallas, Texas is considered a center of conservative philosophy and finance. It was on Oct. 24th that Adelai Stevenson our Ambassador to the United Nations, whom you saw a moment ago receiving condolences of representatives of other countries to the United Nations, that Adelai Stevenson making an appearance on United Nations Day in Dallas was spat upon by one heckler and struck with a placard by another. It was believed that uh the strong emotions which run in Texas and other parts of the South may have been part of the context of attitudes which resulted in the tragic occurence today.

It is believed that the President’s body will be moved shortly to Washington. Traditionally, funeral services for Presidents who die in office are held in the Capitol. A Presidential Spokesman, a White House spokesman told newsmen that Governor Connally who had been riding in the same open limousine with the President had been wounded in the right chest. Connally ha was rushed into surgery in the hospital for a 2 hour emergency operation. He is said uh to be in serious condition, but the doctors say that his vital forces are strong. (licks)

A Lieutenant of the Secret Service, Lieutenant Kominski, said that the assassin’s weapon appears to have been a high-powered army or Japanese rifle of about 25 caliber. The rifle had a scope sight on it at according to the Secret Service Lieutenant. (licks) The entire building where the sniper was located was evacuated and people working in the building at the time of the shooting were questioned.

This morning President Kennedy had telephoned Vice President John Nance Garner who had been Roosevelt’s Vice President, as you remember, congratulating him on his 95th birthday where Vice Presi where former Vice President Garner lives in New Valdi, Texas. And according to this report Garner’s end of the conversation went this way God Bless you Mr President. You’re my President and I love you. I hope you stay there forever. Thank you, Mr. President. God bless you. The words of former VIce President John Nance Garner 95 years old in Texas this morning. One of the last telephone calls that President Kennedy apparently made.

This is what we know of the assassination as it took place this morning. President Kennedy was traveling in a motorcade through the streets of Dallas before a a generally enthusiastic crowd, in some places a conspicuously enthusiastic crowd of a quarter million people. With Mr. Kennedy in the open limousine, the White House Bubble Top, which is so familiar to those who have seen the President on television or in person as he travels throughout the country. With the President were Governor John Connally of Texas, Mrs. Kennedy, and Mrs. Connally. Suddenly there were shots. An eye witness said that he saw them, saw them, fired from a window in a warehouse building overlooking the route from downtown Tallis Dallas out to the Trade Mart where the President was to appear.(licks) Bullets hit Mr. Kennedy in the forehead and Governor Connally in the chest. The two men were seen to slump into their wives arms. Neither Mrs. Kennedy nor Mrs. Connally were hurt.

One report has said, still not confirmed, that one of the Secret Service men accompanying and guarding the President was killed by the gunfire.

Then convoyed by Police the limousine raced off at top speed to Parkland Hospital which was 5 minutes away. Meanwhile Police and Secret Secret Service agents moved in on the assassins searched the building and an arrest of one man armed with a rifle is reported.

The President and the Governor were taken to the hospital’s Emergency Room. The President was not moved from there and died there. The Governor was moved to an operating room and after an operation is reported in serious condition, but the doctors appear to be hopeful.

Dallas motorcycle officers who were ranging along beside the cavalcade took off across a field in the direction from which the murderer apparently had fired. One officer raced to the foot of a nearby railroad embankment and climbed to the tracks above gun in hand. No one knew quite where the shots had been fired for quite a long while. Apparently they were fired from a building and not from one of the knolls which rose above the road.

White House Secretary Press Secretary the acting Press Secretary Malcom Killduff said that the President’s body will be flown to Washington this afternoon.

The Dallas Sheriff’s Department said a rifle had been found on a staircase on the fifth floor of the building near the scene where it is now believed the from where the shots were fired. It was a 7.65 Mouser, German rifle familiar to those who served in WWII. The German made army rifle had a telescopic sight, one shell was left in the chamber, three spent shells were found nearby. Most of the witnesses most of those who were in the cavalcade as they attempt to recollect the sudden and confused events which took place say that they heard three shots which uh checks with the fact that three shots had been fired one still found in the Mouser with which the assassin was apparently armed.

Democratic Senator from Texas Ralph Yarborough who like most other Texas Politicians these days have been engaged in hot political infighting there was riding three cars behind President Kennedy and he told newsmen in a choked and emotional interview (the young man at CBS Studio coughs in background)  that you could tell that something awful and tragic had happened. Senator Yarborough said that I could see a Secret Service man in the President’s car leaning on the car with his hands in anger, anguish, and despair. I knew then said Sen. Yarboroughthat something tragic had happened. 

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 12)

 

Charles Collingwood reporting:

We continue to get reports from foreign countries as the word reaches the Chiefs of State and simple people in other countries of

the death of the American President.

As is always happens on these occasions shock ahh is the dominating note of the reports from abroad.
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The slip of the tongue ” Shock ahh” reminds me of “Shock and Awe”!

What is odd about this is that there is a man that seems to be casing the reporters, especially Walter Cronkite in the CBS News Room in earlier reports looks like a young George Bush Jr.

Weird!

“Shock and Awe (technically known as rapid dominance) is a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant battlefield awareness, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force to paralyze an adversary’s perception of the battlefield and destroy its will to fight. The doctrine was written by Harlan K. Ullman and James P. Wade in 1996 and is a product of the National Defense University of the United States.”

I wonder if James P. Wade is related to Henry Wade?

CBS News and JFK (A Lot of Lickin’ Goin’ On)

Judge Sarah T. Hughes was the judge that swore in LBJ as President after the death of JFK on a plane using a Catholic bible 

and she also was also involved in Roe vs. Wade:

CBS News and JFK (The Exchange) Parts 31-32

Coincidental?

I tried to find young pictures of George Bush JR., but had no luck. The reactions of the CASING PACING MAN to certain subjects or words used by Walter Cronkite such as et and just his odd behavior in the first few hours after the assassination of JFK seem to be Texas sensitive. George Bush is a Texan. Probably just a coincidence! Although his dad was a leader of the CIA in that time period when President Kennedy was assassinated, I think, although Pres. Bush Sr denies it? Even his body language seems similar. The fact that George Bush was evangelized by Billy Graham and Billy Graham appears to be a participant also seems odd. Another interesting link George Bush said that when he looks in Pope Benedict’s eyes that he sees God.

Pope Benedict and his brother George also are participants and their picture was taken with President Eisenhower and a young Joseph Ratzinger is represented in that picture as being the Chief of the Secret Service, Chief Rowley. Not only that both are in the background of the Manhattan street man interview in the post following called

CBS News and JFK (Well, I Was a RaDIO) Parts 14-15

 starring Amanda Plummer and Ruth Gordon of Rose Mary’s Baby. So I guess they are involved in some cap-a-city, as well.

The late Rev. David Wilkerson at the airport in Dallas also seems to be involved in some capacity with this affair.

The pastor of Highland Park Methodist Church in Dallas, Texas – Dr. William Dickinson Jr who also looks like some kind of high official of either the Secret Service, CIA,  or Police who arrives at the scene of the School Book Depository directing other officials which occurs before he arrives at the Trade Mart an hour later to “give a word” and/or the BENEDICTION at the end of Part 5 of this series. 

The Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church just happens to be occurring in that same year and the beginning of the Neocatechumenal Way and Opus Dei.

Another person who gives his whereabouts and who he is with at the time of the assassination, ie an alibi, is Billy Graham in a book Billy Graham wrote called Just As I AM which I wrote about in the post called:

Rev. David Wilkerson and Evangelicalism

which also includes a whole bunch of interesting activities at the airport  in Dallas and very strange behavior of Secret Service Agent Jack Ready/Billy Graham, Jackie Kennedy, Secret Service Agent Roy Kellerman and others which I hope you will take time to read. 

The skiddish/skittish behavior of the CBS Reporters in the Newsroom in New York which I believe was a takeover of the Press at that time, the blackout of Dallas at the first hour of the incident, in other words, it was a COUP.

The puffing of Billy Graham and now George Ganswein, the Pope’s personal secretary. Ganswein’s resemblance to Randolph William Hearst who had the Press puff BIlly Graham and was or is said to have been a Nazi Sympathizer and many other things. His initiative for the World Youth Organization. Now the push to invite the World Youths and anyone else to PASS THROUGH the Magnificent Portal at Notre Dame in Paris at the Courtyard of the Gentiles.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Then there is 911 and the forfeit of privacy for National Security’s sake. the abuse of the Press, Ecumenicalism, Secret Societies, which was expressed by President Kennedy before he died and not to mention, but I will anyway, the death of his brother Robert Kennedy and JFK’s son John F. Kennedy Jr and their close ties to Billy Graham or rather his invasion of their family naivety and friendship.

Billy Graham has proved over the years to be a shill of the Papacy, Roman Catholicism and the Unified World Religion ie Ecumenicalism.

Gee it seems thatWWII is still ongoing and we have many spies in our country including actors and actresses!

Hate to admit and it does sound crazy I think we are dealing with doubles, occupation of bodies, and probably some form of trance/hypnotic mind control of people in this case. MOST ASSUREDLY a spiritual connection to their behavior culminating in our day and time because they serve a FALSE GOD ie the DEVIL, because they are victims of the FALSE TEACHING of the FALSE SYNOPTIC GOSPELS PROPAGATING A FALSE REPRESENTATION OF JESUS and WHY HE CAME, WHEN HE CAME, AND WHO HE IS in their scrambling, confusion and PURSUIT FOR POWER and most of all to control us, confuse us, abuse us, rob us, and kill us for their MASTER because they also want to be our masters. One big huge mess. Most of them could care less about the truth as they pray their mantra to their RAT MAN enslaving their followers at the same time.

You.

If you think it is not important….think again. Who you pray to is important. 

There are some that have tried in their capacities to express their suspicions in their way as best they can. We ought to notice and analyze when we can what they have tried to show us being heedful of artful deception all around them and us and the possibility that they are deceived and/or are part of the deception.

It is extremely tough and confusing to interpret, but very stupid and totally ridiculous to ignore!

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Back to CBS NEWS:

We learned from Washington that Mrs. Sargent Shriver the sister of the President has been taken by helicopter from the White House to Andrews Air Force Base presumably to fly to Dallas to join Mrs. Kennedy or perhaps to await there the return of the party from Dallas.

Mrs. Kennedy, who was riding in the same car with the President, was not hurt, but has been taken to a quiet room in the hospital. 1:10/10:40 AH AH AH AH AH At this moment after the aftermath of the terrible moment that she had to go through in which shot rang out and the President slunk down his head in her lap.

That was strange!

Reports are still coming in. They do not perhaps add a great deal to the confusion of the events that we have been trying to sort out all day, but as they come into us CBS News is going to stay on the air live from here throughout this day in order to keep you up to date on the latest developments in the assassination of the President and what happens next.

The news agencies and our own correspondents who are keeping us informed from Dallas continue to send us reports bringing together the various pieces of information some confirmed some unconfirmed as they come in and as we begin to sort out the truth from the rumors of what has happened. (licked)

The President’s body has now been removed from Parkland Hospital. It was taken from there uh shortly after his death in a long uh cream colored ambulance with the curtains tightly drawn. Mrs Kennedy rode from the hospital in a passenger seat in the ambulance which is a type of vehicle that does have two seats for passengers. She and the body of President Kennedy were escorted from the Emergency Entrance of the Parkland Hospital by two motorcycle officers. Mrs. Kennedy walked slowly from the hospital to the ambulance looking around her, we are told, in a dazed manner and appeared to be in a state of shock. Those who saw her enter the hospital an hour and a half earlier said that she had not been hysterical and remained in control of herself throughout. Secret Service men uh have directed Police to remove spectators from the whole area.

Now we have another report from Washington.

Neil Strausser reporting:

Three jet planes are now warming up at Andrew’s Air Force Base presumably to fly members of the President’s family to Dallas, Texas. As you’ve already heard Eunice Shriver, the President’s sister, has left the White House by helicopter along with the President’s aide and very good friend Theodore Sorenson presumably on the way to Andrew’s Air Force Base.

Comments coming in from Capitol Hill are uniform in sorrow and very much bi-partisan. Democratic Senate Leader Mike Mansfield told newsmen, ” the death was a deep personal and tragic loss.”

Seated with Republican Senate Leader Everit Dirkson and Mansfield offices off the floor of the Senate Chamber the Democratic Leader told assembled reporters simply, “He was a man who contributed so much and deserves so much more in return.”

Senator Allen Bible Democrat of Nevada said, “This is one of the great tragedies of our civilization. The world has lost a great champion and the United States has lost a great and courageous President.”

Senator Jordan Democrat of North Carolina said, “The assassination was a great tragedy that has befallen this nation.”

The Speaker of the House and the next man in line for the Presidency after Lyndon Johnson, Speaker McCormick issued this statement to reporters, “This is a tragic event. I feel very inadequate in expressing my thoughts. The nation,” said Speaker McCormack,” has sustained a staggering loss, the significance of which is stupendous. Our country and the entire world will never forget President Kennedy. His leadership was superb in meeting the challenge of this period of world history. The warmth of his personality will never be forgotten. The relationship that has existed between the President and myself throughout the years has been very close and most friendly. In his tragic passing I have lost a dear and personal friend. The statement of Speaker McCormack.

We are told that an aide of Vice President Lyndon Johnson, now President Johnson George Reedy has arrived at the White House. There can be very little delay in these times, of course, to have a new administration take over. As we told you the law says the Oath of Office can be given by almost anyone. By now Johnson could already have taken it. It is presumed he will take it very shortly. 

This is Neil Strausser in Washington.

Charles Collingwood reports:

President Kennedy’s body has been removed from the hospital in Dallas, Texas on the first stage of its journey back to Washington for what will be a State Burial. Mrs. Kennedy accompanied the body in an ambulance from the hospital to the airport where it will be flown back to Washington. Walter Cronkite whom uh who has been at this microphone all afternoon since the first word of of the President’s death has uh been looking at the reports as they come in. Walter have you discovered anything further than we’ve been uh giving?

Charles, nothing, except, as you know and indeed have already reported, that now the messages are beginning to come in from around the world and from the cities of the United States where a nation is in almost I I I would say it advisably, almost uncontrollable shock it seems. They’re weeping on the streets. Schools have to be dismissed. My own school is dismissed, because the children were weeping so much they couldn’t stay in con…..garbled (Man behind is wiping his eyes). Quite a tragic day as we all obviously know. Do you want me to relieve you a few minutes here  Garbled stay on the air through all this is. Excuse me.

Certainly.

We do have some word here to, as to, as to uh what is, where some of the members of the uh Kennedy family were at the time of the event in Dallas, the assassination. Bob Kennedy, Robert Kennedy the uh Attorney General of the United States uh we are told was uh at lunch at the time it happened uh at his home in McClean, Virgina.

Uh FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover called the FBI office in Dallas and ordered an all out investigation of the shooting which of course could be expected. (licks) President Kennedy as you’ve been told now was uh the first President to be assassinated since William McKinnley who was shot to death in 19 uh 6 uh 19 uh 01.

(Takes off glasses) Six members of the Kennedy Cabinet as you also I believe have been told during the day were out of the country on their way to Japan. Uh their plane was called back an hour and a half out of Honolulu. Uh, they’re expected, of course, to return immediately to Washington. (licks)

It is anticipated that the new President of the United States, the 36th President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, will continue uh the presi Kennedy’s policies with which he (?takes off glasses) seemed to be in firm agreement during these three years of the Kennedy Administration and presumably will continue most of the Cabinet in office uh through this next year at least until the uh November elections. (licks)

We told you that Senator Robert Kennedy was at his home in McClean, Virginia when he got the word. Senator Ted Kennedy and his wife, Joan, uh are now leaving Washington. Uh They’re boarding a jet at Andrews Air Force Base uh destined for Hyannis Port to be with uh the President’s mother and father who got the news there from a workman around the house who uh came running to the uh lawn where Mr. Kennedy was resting, with the news of the assassination. (licks)

The new President of the United States we believe that he must have by now taken uh the Oath of Office although we have not been advised of this yet is Lyndon Baines Johnson, a native of Texas, of Johnson City, Texas; where his mother and father had a ranch. He was born there some 54 years ago. (licks)

Uh, he was uh interested in politics at an early day when he was still in Southwest State Teachers College. He took uh law later and uh and became a very early uh follower of Fa Franklin Delanor Roosevelt who uh caught uh uh who became interested in the young man uh when he went to Congress in 19 uh in the early days uh 1937 of the Roosevelt uh second term and uh Mr. Roosevelt had indeed sponsored him for that uh job after making him

National Youth Administrator in Texas.

(puts glasses on)

LBJ

FDR

Is it my imagination

or does FDR , LBJ and Billy Graham share some physical traits?

The youngish FDR looks like Billy Graham!

 

I wonder who caught this picture.

LBJ does not seem to be aware

of any photographer!!!!!!!

It is a close up and appears to be at his ranch,

but Billy Graham seems to be posing.

President Lyndon B. Johnson presents

Billy Graham with the Big Brothers of America Award

Laughing hysterically at this conundrum.
 
Is it my imagination

or does FDR , LBJ and Billy Graham share some physical traits?

The youngish FDR looks like Billy Graham!

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 13)

 

CBS News Correspondent Dan Rather has arrived in our KRLD Studio in Dallas.

Let’s switch now to Dallas for his story.

( licks) The whereabouts of Lyndon Bane Johnson at the moment are unknown. VIce President, either soon to be or already President of the United States. Lyndon Johnson was at the Parkland Hospital in Dallas at the time or near the time of the official announcement of the death of the 35th President of this country, John F. Kennedy. Mr. Johnson left the hospital a very short time after 1:00 o’clock Central Standard Time. That would be 2:00 o’clock in New York.

The Secret Service, at this moment or as a few moments ago, was saying that Mr. Johnson uhs whereabouts would not be revealed for security reasons.

Most, if not all, of the Federal District Judges of Dallas and surrounding counties

were in and around the motorcade at the time the shooting occurred. We are told that most of the District Judges went to Parkland Hospital. It is possible we are told, that uh Lyndon Johnson was sworn in in some kind of temporary ceremony at the hospital, however there is no confirmation on that. The fact is, at the moment, the whereabouts of uh Lyndon Johnson are unknown, the Secret Service says, for security reasons. (licks)

Why were Federal District Judges of Dallas and surrounding counties on the street.

Weren’t they invited to the luncheon at the Trade Mart?

(Or were they just reliable witnesses.)

Mrs. John F. Kennedy left the hospital at approximately the same time the coffin carrying the body of her husband left. The coffin went to a private air installation at Dallas’s Love Field. Uh it either has left or will leave Dallas Love Field in a matter of minutes. (licks sorta)

We are told uh that the gun shot wound, the fatal wound inflicted on the President of the United States, entered at the base of the throat and came out at the base of the neck on uh the back side.

 CBS News Correspondent Bob Pierpoint has been at the Parkland Hospital here in Dallas from just a few moments after the time uh President Kennedy arrived at the hospital and Governor John Connally arrived at the hospital. We expect to have Bob Pierpoint in the studio here with us very shortly. (licks)

A briefing session for newsmen is anticipated at Parkland Hospital at any moment. Uh Pierre Salinger, the Presidential Press Secretary presumably will preside over that briefing session. We hope to bring you that uh briefing session either live from the hospital or on film. At that time a good deal of the uh confusion about exactly what happened along the motorcade route uh here in Dallas at the time President Kennedy was shot and killed should be cleared up. That briefing session we expect to have in a few minutes.

Also, on the air very shortly we are hopeful of having some film taken at the Dallas Airport at the time of President Kennedy’s arrival.

Also, CBS news cameraman from Washington Tommy Cravens was in the motorcade uh less than 50 yards from President Kennedy when the shooting occurred. Uh, Cameraman Cravens film is uh on the premises at the time, at this time, being processed. We hope to have that film for you very, very sh shortly. What it will show uh Cameraman Cravens was not uh at all certain.

The there is some confusion as to whether a Secret Service man also was killed at the time of the shooting. There has been no official confirmation of any Secret Service man being killed. Although there are widespread reports including one from the Dallas Police Department that a Secret Service man was killed at the same time President Kennedy and Texas Governor John Connally were shot. 

The latest word from the hospital on uh Texas Governor Connally was that Governor Connally was in the operating room and had been uh seriously if not critically wounded. That was the last official word that we had from the Dallas Parkland Hospital. (licks)

As you may know by this time President Kennedy was shot as he took part in a motorcade which was driving him to the Dallas Trade Mart which is uh a big meeting center located just a short way from down town Dallas. (licks) The announcement that the President had been shot was not made at that meeting center until approximately a half hour after the President arrived at the hospital. There was a great deal of uh grief immediately at the uh center there was a great deal of disbelief. In fact uh switchboards all over Dallas that anything resembling a public information source or still completely swamped with callers who are apparently refuse to believe that John F. Kennedy has been shot and killed. (licks)

There have been a number of uh suspects arrested by Dallas Police, Dallas County Sheriff’s Officers. One of the suspects was a 25 year old white youth. He was the first one arrested. He was in the vicinity of a multi-story building uh near the scene where President Kennedy and Texas Governor Connally were shot. On the fourth or fifth floor it has never been completely determined on which floor of that building, 4 empty cartridges were found. Police immediately arraigned that building. They also arraigned a 3 or 4 block area around that building believing that uh the assassin had fired his shots from the building.

A 25 year old white man was arrested either in or near that building and taken uh to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office as a suspect. However our latest report from the Sheriff’s office is that 25 year old man is not considered a good suspect.

Just a short while ago, near a down town Dallas theater, a 30 year old white man was arrested. He had on his person a weapon. At this time we are not exactly certain as to what kind of weapon it was. It uh had been reported that a 30-30 caliber weapon was the one used to kill President Kennedy and wound Governor Connally. That has not been confirmed. The whether or not the man arrested a few minutes ago at a down town Dallas theater had on his person a 30-30 weapon has not yet been confirmed. But the fact is that a 30 year old white man meeting the description of one for whom uh an alert and all points alert was put out shortly after the shooting has been taken into custody in down town Dallas.

In just a moment we hope to have the films from the shooting scene uh just after the shooting occurred by CBS cameraman Tommy Cravens. But while we see if that film uh is ready and can be uh shown to you, lets switch back to CBS news headquarters in New York.

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There is considerable controversy that has gone on over a good number of years that is going to come up again now under tragic circumstances as to what number should be given to the new President of the United States Lyndon Baines Johnson. Whether he is the 36th or the 37th President of the United States even as it uh was debated whether President Kennedy is properly the 35th or the 36th President. This all stems from the fact that Grover Cleveland served split terms as President of the United States. Mr. President Truman uh called himself the 34th President of the United States and President Kennedy called himself the 35th both believing that Grover Cleveland’s two non-consequetive terms should be counted as one uh in counting the number of Presidents and not the total terms should be counted. So on that basis uh presumably President Lyndon Baines Johnson will consider himself the 36th President of the United States.

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We still, quite oddly it seems uh to me on this news desk, have had no word from Dallas at all as to the uh location of (licks) uh Mr. Johnson, nor as to whether or not he has indeed taken the Oath of Office. It is assumed that he would have from uh a Dallas Judge, a Federal Judge perhaps. Perhaps then deciding to have another uh ceremony in Washington with the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court uh which was what uh Calvin Coolidge did when he learned that he had become the President of the United States on his uh Vermont farm.  (looks up)

It seems almost uh inconceivable that again this whole tragic set of circumstances has taken place in

these last three hours only. (looking up at someone or something)

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It was 12:25 Eastern Standard Time.

11:25 in Dallas uh when the shots rang out on that Dallas street

and the life of President Kennedy was uh snuffed out.

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Notice that JFK was shot at 11:25, not 12:25

and pronounced dead at about noon,

not 1:00 PM!

We now learn that Vice President Johnson is expected to be sworn in as President aboard an airliner before flying back to the nation’s capitol.

The White House says that Mrs. Kennedy will return to Washington late today to be with the children Carolyn 6 and John Jr. who will be 3 next week.

(licks) We have word from Dr. Malcolm Parry the uh attendant the surgeon at Parkland Hospital who attended President Kennedy (takes off glasses) who says that when he arrived at the Emergency Room I noticed the President was in critical condition with a wound of the neck and head. (puts glasses back on) When asked if possibly the wounds could have been made by (takes off glasses) two bullets he said that he did not know. He said that immediate uh (puts glasses back on) resumptive measures were taken uh and Dr. Kent Clark the Chief of Neuro Surgery was called along with several other members of the staff. Dr. Perry says they arrived immediately but at this point the President’s condition was critical and moribund. A tracheotomy was performed to assist the President’s breathing. That’s a throat operation. The doctor’s said an oxygen machine was used and blood and fluid also were administered. All of this obviously to no avail.

The President died 25 minutes after the shooting (takes off glasses) at 1:00 Eastern uh Standard Time.

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