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CBS News and JFK (The Body Snatchers) Parts 24-27

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 24)

I’m afraid we don’t hear the sound of Mr. Coralt’s voice. Uh, we’ll try to repair that technical problem as he reports on the mood in Los Angelos. Shocked as every part of the nation is. I’m sorry about that technical problem. We’ll seek to repair it and then hear from Mr. Coralt later.

Already in Washington the protocol which every great nation has in order to cope with events of this kind has begun to get into motion. The new President is on his way; has already scheduled meetings with Secretary of Defense McNamara, top aides, Congressional leaders. The Presidents body will lie in repose tomorrow in the East Room of the White House between 10 and 6 PM in the morning and there an elaborate schedule for viewing and the paying of respects to the late President has been set up. The family will come in at 10:00 o’clock in the morning into the East Room of the White House. At 11:00 President Johnson the new President of the United States, Speaker McCormack, former US Presidents: President Truman, President Eisenhower, President Hoover, members of the Executive Branch of Government who are Presidential Appointees will be ushered into the President’s resting place in the East Room of the White House. Then in the afternoon the Supreme Court and the Federal Judiciary. Later members of the Senate and House, Governors of the fifty states and territories. And later still the Diplomatic Corp will pay their respects. Then the President’s body will lie in-state in the traditional ceremony that takes place for Presidents who have died in office will lie in -state in the Great Rotunda of the Capitol. Then it will be taken to Boston where the actual funeral will take place according to the wishes of the family which have still not been expressed because the sense of grief and these problems have not yet been spelled out in any careful or orderly way. There is time for that as the, as the machinery of a State Funeral begins to take its course in Washington and then later in Boston the President’s home where the actual funeral will take place.

We have a statement here from Sir Winston Churchhill, former Prime Minister of Britain, the first honorary citizen of the United States, who called the assassination of President Kennedy, “A monstrous act. The loss to the United States and to the world is incalculable, said Sir Winston. “Those who come after Mr. Kennedy must strive the more to achieve the ideals of world peace and human happiness and dignity to which his Presidency was dedicated.

There has been uh a statement from uh the heads of all of the great states of the world as they express their grief at the death of the President.

In Paris, Charles De Gaulle a soldier himself (licks 3:36/11:00) said, “President Kennedy died like a soldier under fire for his duty and in the service of his country. In the name of the French people ever the friend of the American people I salute this great example and this great memory. From Charles De Gaulle. In a message to Mrs. Kennedy the French President said, The immense sorrow which has stricken you moves my wife and me from the bottom of our hearts. Please accept our assurance that we are with you in thought and in prayer. President Kennedy,” said Charles De Gaulle, will never be forgotten.” Another message to the new President Lyndon Johnson pledged the faithful and confident friendship of France for the United States of America.

On this day of history with so many confused and, we fear, so many repititious developments it might be fitting to recapitulate a little bit of the things that happened. The chronology of President Kennedy’s final hours which began at 8:45 this morning as the President walked bare headed and without a coat through a misty rain into a parking lot across the street from Fort Worth’s Hotel Texas. (licks 4:49/11:00) He spoke there and then at 9:00 o’clock he went to a breakfast. At 10:30 he went onto the Air Force for his flight to Dallas. And then began the tragic series of events which you know. He moved from Dallas out to a Trade Mart where he was to address a bi-partisan group and on the way he was shot. Governor Connally of Texas was also shot. And now the new President of the United States, President Lyndon Johnson, is on his way to Washington and to take up the reins of duty at the White House. (licks 5:24/11:00)

A moment ago we sought to bring you reaction from Charles Coralt in Los Angelos. We believe now that our technical difficulties between here and Los Angelos have been corrected, so let’s try and switch back to Hollywood and Vine and CBS News Correspondent Charles Coralt.

Aerial vantage point although most of the people don’t realize it….

except for the people with sunglasses on

seem to know about that vantage point….

Isn’t that weird?

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Even at this uh late hour people are still passing this corner in Hollywood with tears in their eyes. I uh saw a woman a few minutes ago walking along with a baby in her hands and she was clutching the baby and tears just pouring from her eyes obviously trying to comfort the child in an attempt to comfort herself. This great city of Los Angelos is such a defuse place that it’s not always clear these moments of mass emotion, but this city is overcome this afternoon by a multitude of personal griefs. You can’t see very much change in the face of the city, but you can see what has happened written in the faces of people; people sitting at the benches on the bus stops or just staring straight ahead not saying anything to anyone.

All the religious leaders of Los Angelos have listed services in memory of the President where people will want to find an expression for their sorrow. There’s uh Solemn Pontifical Mass of Requiem, a Memorial Service at the University of Judaiasm. A Prayer Service tonight at the First Baptist Church in Los Angelos.

And as for the secular officials, the politicians of the city who have commented

most of them seem to be assuming on the

basis of whatever facts,

that the death of President Kennedy is attributable to extremists. For example: City Councilman Tom Bradley said,

This indicates the dangerous degree of hysteria and hate which has consumed some elements of our nation.”

And another councilmen, the City Council was in session when the news came, Billy Mills said,

there’s no doubt in my mind that he was shot because of the positions he has taken.”

The John Birch Societywhich opposed all of his positions, it has commented too, in the person of Congressman John Russelo who  said,

no matter how Americans may disagree, this action is a 

despicable means to an end. 

First, Congressman Russelo said, this is not the proper or normal way to disagree.” (Big lick 8:01/11:00)

Then he made his statement stronger. He said,

But these were the reactions of politicians, men used to making public statements.

Coincidental statement by John Russelo of the John Birch Society and reminds me of what the stated purpose of the BGEA

(Billy Graham Evangelical Association) which is

“By Any and All Means”

which I wrote about In a post called : 

Rev. David Wilkerson and Evangelicalism

and Rev. Wilkerson wrote about the failure of in his last post on his blog before he was killed this last year titled 

When All Means Fail.

Coincidentally, both Billy Graham and Rev. Wilkerson are in you-tube video in the press/entourage of President Kennedy scurrying around Mrs. Kennedy at the Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas a half hour before President Kennedy is assassinated.

The reaction of ordinary people people like those standing around me here at Hollywood and Vine was less eloquent perhaps, but no less deeply felt.

What’s your name, sir? – Ernie Lowenstein.

And how did you hear the news of the death of the President? – Uh, I was delivering cleaning to one of my customers when I heard the television say the President had been shot. And then, also I heard the maid say, “My God, they just shot the President.”

What was your own feeling? – Well, I felt deeply hurt, that’s the only way I can put it. I was uh not shocked as badly as the maid, but I felt very, very hurt.

What’s your name? – My name is George Kieser.

And uh, where were you when you heard the news? – I was in the Stock Exchange.

What happened there? – Well, immediately the news came over the ticker tapes uh at the Stock Exchange. Uh Everybody was shocked and the Stock Exchange immediately closed down and finally closed down with a loss of 21 points.

And  what was your own feeling? – My own feeling, while I am a republican, is that it’s a shame and a disgrace that anything like that could happen in this country.

Thank you, sir.

What’s your name? –  Sandy? Robinson

And where were you when you heard that the President was dead? – I was working at the telephone company on the switchboard and all of a sudden the lights started flashing like Christmas. It was too fantastic (?garbled) and our supervisors told us what had happened. And people just started calling all over the place. And I just, nobody could believe it. It’s too, there’s no words to express (garbled) that it happened at all.

It’s true that there are no words to express it and that feeling is obvious all around us on the streets of Los Angelos. This is Charles Coralt at Hollywood and Vine and we return you now to CBS News Headquarters in New York.

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All over the world people are going to remember all their lives what they were doing when they first heard that President Kennedy had been killed. In respect for the feelings of a shocked nation CBS is canceling all of its entertainment programs and all commercial announcements until after the President’s funeral.

In a special announcement by Frank Stanton, the President of the Columbia Broadcasting System he said: In respect for the feelings of a shocked nation the CBS Television Network and the CBS Radio Network will carry no commercial announcements and no entertainment programs until after the President’s funeral. CBS will continue to bring all the news relating to this tragic event: the memorials and special broadcasts and all other news of importance throughout this period. (licks)

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William S. Paley

William S. Paley (September 28, 1901 – October 26, 1990) was the chief executive who built Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) from a small radio network into one of the foremost radio and television network operations in the United States.[1]

Broadcasting pioneer

During World War II, Paley served in the psychological warfare branch in the Office of War Information, under General Dwight Eisenhower, and held the rank of colonel. It was while based in London, England, during the war when Paley came to know and befriend Edward R. Murrow, CBS’s head of European news.

Marriage to Dorothy Hart Hearst

Paley met Dorothy Hart Hearst (1908–1998) while she was married to John Randolph Hearst, the third son of William Randolph Hearst. Paley fell in love with her, and, after her Las Vegas divorce from Hearst, she and Paley married on May 12, 1932, in Kingman, Arizona.[7]

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So the CBS Network is a warfare tool. Who is it used against?

The American people.

I watched a show the other night with on Fox station with Ken Stoussel (not sure of the spelling) and Greta Van Susteren and a few other Fox employees and the show was about their first jobs and internships. (Recently President Barack Obama also spoke about internships.) They are mocking the people of America and mostly the unemployed. They know that they are in a private war unannounced or unrealized by the average American, but they are, and are influenced by a very evil spirit. We have each had a first job if you have ever worked. Some people are already being singled out to prevent them from obtaining a job. They know it and I now know it. But they do it in such a way that others cannot see unless you are the ones that are singled out. That is why in the tribulation families don’t get along, because they don’t believe and they don’t see. Kind of a private and lonely tribulation. Very sadistic and it is…sadistic, and crazy…I might add. Not like the tribulation the RCC is experiencing because of their misappropriation of their own power. That is just a fake tribulation. They are not tribulating, but just drunk on the blood of others and their martyrdom.

This is what JFK’s infamous speech was partially warning to the American people and probably why he was assassinated. 

I know that Greta is possessed.

I watched it happen in an interview she had with a very famous evangelical. I watched as he took on her traits and sort of fitted himself into her like a crab inhabits a shell. It was subtle, but I noticed because of what I have seen and discovered in this investigation of the assassination of JFK. It was her interview with Dr. Billy Graham. Here is an article that I wrote a while back which includes this interview which is at the bottom of that article. I imagine others at Fox have been affected too.

Billy Graham and The Synoptic Dilemma: The Beast

As Billy Graham said that the devil relies on disbelief.

He ought to know!

Hearst also puffed Billy Graham.

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Coincidentally, a woman named Jessica Ghawi an intern at Fox News was murdered in a theater. She had just tweeted some friends that the movie would be playing in 20 minutes then 20 minutes later the shooting began so far a I have read. I also read that someone in the Aurora theater appeared to facilitate the intruders entrance through the emergency exit.

That sounds like a set up.

Another coincidence, Jessica was in Toronto when a murderous rampage at a shopping mall which occurred a few months before.

“KDVR reports that Jessica Ghawi, who interned in the FOX 31 Denver sports department, tweeted early Friday morning from the movie theater just before the shooting occurred about 20 minutes in to the midnight showing of “The Dark Night Rises” in Aurora.”

“Jessica Ghawi was a prolific social media user under the new name. Her last tweet stated in all capital letters, “movie doesn’t start for 20 minutes.”

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/2012/07/20/movie-massacre-survivor-june-mall-shooting-killed-in-colorado-theater-report/#ixzz21MLx7HCc

I mean no disrespect,

but it ought to occur to any good detective in an investigation of this type

that maybe there is a link between the two events,

besides the obvious loss of life.

Jessica Ghawi seems to be that link.

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Not only is she a link, but so is the man she coerced into going to the movie theater in Aurora that night and 

her boyfriend Meloff who seems to have also been at the mall in Toronto. 

“Meloff confirmed that the blog post was true

and recalled the pair’s close call in the Eaton Centre shooting less than two months earlier.”

“If we had eaten sushi we would have been right in the food court when it happened,” said Meloff.

“Instead, we were just above it.”

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“Meloff said he spoke to his girlfriend on Skype, hours before she went to see the movie.

She also sent him a text message about 10 minutes before the shooting happened.”

“She just told me to sleep well and I told her I was jealous she was going to see the movie without me,” Meloff said”

In the case of the Toronto rampage the police said it was not such a random crime,

but gang related and targeting a specific person.

I think it is demonic and a form of communication using these public killings:

Police say they know who opened fire at Toronto’s Eaton Centre

“Our investigation clearly suggests this is a targeted shooting and not a random act of violence against the general members of the public,” said Det. Sgt. Borg. “Regardless, it was committed in a busy mall, in the heart of the city, with no regard for members of the public simply going about their everyday business and pleasure.” The deceased was shot multiple times, and an autopsy is underway.”

I would think Meloff might also be a suspect
and Fox News.
Something is deadly wrong with this scenario.
The man with the goatee who left the theater and gave the possessed, hypnotized, and drugged killer access.

This was obviously a set up!

I have read and heard some interviews (Hardball, Chris Matthews, Fox News and their Greta Van Susterne, and Nancy Grace) and it seems the press are skirting around the obvious….WHY? 
They are not stupid, so why are they acting stupid.
Who do they represent?
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A Fox News Reporter Is the Vatican’s New Recruit

By AUDREY YOO | June 26, 2012

“The Vatican has a new recruit. Greg Burke, a Rome correspondent for Fox News since 2001 (and before that, a writer for TIME), will be joining the Vatican as a senior communications adviser. His main responsibility at the Secretariat of State, the government of the Roman Catholic Church, is to advise officials on shaping the church’s message as it grapples with various scandals, including a long string of sex-abuse cover-ups and the arrest of the Pope’s butler over leaked documents. Burke is also expected to increase the Vatican’s use of digital media and help English-language news outlets get greater access to the Holy See, reports NPR.”

“The 52-year-old journalist is the first communications expert that the Vatican has employed from outside the world of Catholic media, reports the New York Times. Observers of the Catholic Church point out that Burke, a member of the Opus Dei movement, has his work cut out for him. Not only does he have to help the church get its message out but he also has to deal with the rigid Vatican hierarchy run by Italians.”

Read more: http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/06/26/a-fox-news-reporter-is-vaticans-new-recruit/#ixzz21ggRgfzW

Good job,

you helped Fox and now onward to the Vatican!

Please read article about events today such as the massacre in Libya, death of Ambassador of Libya, unrest in North Africa with

possible ties to Vatican rehabilitation to gloss the bad finish left behind in a perverted  Opus Dei, Greg Burke, Pope Benediction (a curse) kind-of-way:

Pope Benedict XVI and His Power of Suggestion

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By the way Opus Dei is a very secret society even within the vatican.

What is Opus Dei?

“In recent years, groups of former members from other countries have gathered together to point out the deceptive and manipulative techniques employed by Opus Dei members and to share their stories.  Among these are Opus Libros, based in Spain, and Opuslivre, based in Brazil.  From the contacts ODAN has made, it has become apparent that wherever Opus Dei is, there is controversy. “

I wonder if Opus Dei is the Secret Society warned about by

President Kennedy in his infamous speech.

Some of the Press seem to be members…..hmmmmmm. Makes sense to me.

Hugo Chávez tells Venezuelans to drink juice not Coke

When Chávez took office in 1999, he referred to four major TV channels – RCTV, Venevision, Globovision and Televen – as the

“four horsemen of the apocalypse”.

He accused the channels supporting a short-lived 2002 coup by broadcasting cartoons and films instead of the protests that aided his return to power.

MAYBE CHAVEZ IS ON TO SOMETHING!

Speaking of the Four Horsemen

At NBC News there were a group of 4 reporters that were known by the name of the Four Horsemen:

 Sander Vanocur, John ChancellorFrank McGee, and Edwin Newman.

In RFK’s final hours, an interview

An on-scene newsman recalls RFK’s shooting

What luck!

Sander Vanocur

Sander Vanocur interviewing U.S. Senator and Democratic Presidential aspirant Robert F. Kennedy

on the evening of June 4, 1968, shortly before Kennedy was shot and killed in aLos Angeles hotel.

Here is another picture:

Frank McGee also reported

 the assassination of President Kennedy for NBC and he mutated

from one person into another as time progressed which I show in an article

that includes my observation of those hand signals and his alternative personalities:

Pope Benedict Says “Faith was the True Enlightenment”

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Does Fox News represent the Vatican?

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Bill O’Reilly of Fox News has come out with a new book called Killing Kennedy:

JFK assassination gets the O’Reilly treatment

They have to be possessed either by their lifestyles and benefits to overlook and not even ask about the coincidences with Jessica Ghawi and the two terrorist events in Toronto and Aurora, Colorado,
 with the intent to mock and cover the truth to maintain those lofty positions and high salaries and benefits. I find it disgusting!
They obviously could care less, but love to act like they are concerned and celebrate the victims lives with the victims families.
No longer do they mourn.
They celebrate.
Sounds like “terrorists” who celebrate their martyrs in the act of chaos and death (even in families!) because they got away with it. They are brainwashed to this way of thinking. Very scary kind of mentality and put-on shallow remorse by the press who I believe are as involved as the terrorists themselves because it serves them, and their purpose. Very twisted. 
What they want is gun control and of course they have others on their side to do that lobbying. This is so transparent and sad. 
 Their purpose apparently is the same as Billy Graham’s stated purpose

By Any and All Means.

 President Obama also paid tribute. Did it serve him too?  

It is his duty to protect the American people,

but instead he will ignore the obvious as the others do

for his whatever reason and his whatever purpose.  

Coverage!

He already celebrated Ramadan.

Perhaps this event is just more of the same!

 Well, he did the proper thing and seems to have learned a few traits from the State Department

 …….biting his lip. Gettin’ more professional by the day! Utterly amazing. (REMINDS ME OF BILL CLINTON)

Does the biting help or had Obama been fasting?

Makes you feel it so much more! I would give him two thumbs up for that if I thought he were for real. But I don’t.

President Obama Speaks on the Shooting in Aurora, Colorado from Fort Myers, Florida

Now we have the Benghazi Libyan event which I wrote about in

The JFK Challenger to the Power of Lies

and in the article called

Pope Benedict XVI and His Power of Suggestion

 and included the following article because it seems to be the most truthful article and speaks volumes.

Father of Slain SEAL:

Who Made the Decision Not to Save My Son?

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CNN (Thurs, July 26th, 2012)

FEATURED

They gave their lives;

upheld the code

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Hardball and Chris Matthews are just soft jelly rolls.

Ted Nugent: ‘Dark Knight’ audience

should have been armed

Bomb threats lead to evacuation of 8 Walmarts, 2 in Kansas City area Jul 27, 2012

Looks like it!

 

Please read:

Colorado shooting victims’ families blast fundraising charities

“Teves said $5,000 was given to each of the 70 victims’ families only after they threatened to make public their concerns.

“The victims of 9/11 had similar issues with non-profit organizations keeping the donations from directly going to the victims until a handful of families put a stop to it,” Teves said.”

Families of Aurora shooting victims say fund money going to nonprofits

“We shouldn’t have to beg to get a little voice,” he said. “They used our children’s pictures, our dead children’s pictures.”

Sounds like money seems to be important to these families. Seems contrived complaining about money when their kid just died. Or did they? Or are they mixing up the Aurora massacre with the Newtown massacre?

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Update: March 12th Tuesday

Judge enters not guilty plea for James Holmes in Aurora shooting trial

Judge approves use of ‘truth serum’ on accused Aurora shooter James Holmes

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More on Aurora:

Obama is Slaying the Senate

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TYPICAL! MAYBE THESE NON PROFITS NEED TO BE TAXED, REGULATED BY SOMEONE LIKE THE AMERICANS  THAT LOST THEIR LIVES SO THAT THESE CHARITIES would HAVE A REASON TO EXIST!

IT SEEMS THEY HAVE ANOTHER AGENDA.

Evangelicals, Taxes, Jobs, and the Consumer

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“Never waste a good crisis” – Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton says:You know, we have we have the Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel  for President Obama was is an old friend of uh mine and 

my husbands was in the White House when Bill was there and he said,

 “You know, ah never waste a good crisis. And when it comes to the economic crisis, don’t waste it. It can have a very positive impact on climate change and energy secur energy security.”

And that’s what we’re trying to do.”

Perhaps the massacre in Aurora will have a positive impact on climate change and energy security, as well.

Does that make sense?

 No wonder we have the problems that we have in America!

“We’re” (whoever we’re includes) creates problems in order to fix other problems….maybe this is what occurred in Aurora and Toronto!

Perhaps Ghawi was a problem to someone

and she needed to be fixed for someone in the “we’re” category in a public and a private sort of way. I know the feminine gender is under attack by that world spirit in a myriad of ways especially since the assassination of JFK .

I think in the Clinton Administration it seemed that a lot of people were suspiciously fixed including Vince Foster, Monica Lewinski, Ron Brown…..etc and possibly even Gabrielle Giffords and Judge John Roll in Obama’s administration. Pretty easy task if you use the right drugs and brain washing. Our government is deeply influenced and has been for many years by  ‘the Grahams’ (and the world spirit they sow)  and are not above abusing it’s own citizens and non citizens to accomplish these deeds as demonstrated by the assassination of President Kennedy and the press for the most part abiding in their good graces (money) assist in their confusion.

Inmate: James Holmes Told Me He Was ‘Programmed’ To Kill by “Evil” Therapist

He definitely appeared to be in another world and drugged.

Clinton leaving Ron Brown funeral

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Please read these interesting articles:

Batman Shooting: ABC Botches Aurora Massacre Coverage

by Linking Killer to the Tea Party

Romney Bain Capital Scandal: Why Possible Mitt Romney Lies Matter

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 25)

The President’s funeral will take place next week in Boston. His body will be brought back to Washington. It’s on its way now by jet plane. Will arrive in something like 25 minutes. It will lie in repose in the White House tomorrow. And respects will be paid to it by dignitaries of this country and uh and foreign countries. Then it will go to the Great Rotunda of the Capitol and in the traditional ceremony Lie-In-State there. The actual funeral will be in the President’s home city of Boston.

More and more reports, tributes, reaction, come in:

Gereral of the Army Douglas McArthur sent the following telegram to Mrs. Kennedy on the death of the President. I realize the utter futility of words at such a time. But the world of civilization shares the poignancy of this monumental tragedy. As a former comrade-in -arms,” said General MacArthur, “his death kills something within me.”

We still do not know who the assassin was or what was his motive. The prime (clears throat) prime person suspected (licks 1:23/11:00) is a man who was cornered and seized in a movie theater in the Oak Oak Cliff section of Dallas, Texas soon after the assassination. They refer to him as the man in a brown shirt. He shot and killed a police officer before he was subdued. The man has been identified as Lee H. Oswald, Chairman of a Fair Play For Cuba Committee. Now Fair Play For Cuba sounds more like a left wing extremist organization, not a right wing one, but we have no positive identification of uh it’s point of view. Oswald is held also in the slaying of the pursuing policeman who was shot with a 38-caliber snub nosed weapon. The President was shot with a foreign army rifle with a telescopic sight. (licks) According to police the suspect Oswald fired at Policeman J. D. Tippitt and then tried to shoot the patrolman MM McDonald, but the weapon misfired. Uh, Tippitt was killed. Oswald put up a fight and was subdued by a crowd of 600 people who had gathered outside the Texas theater in the Oak Oak Cliff district in of uh Dallas, Texas.

People of both parties continue to pay their tribute to the President of the United States. It is a shocking event that tren transends ordinary political dialogue in political positions.

We have some more Congressional reaction in Washington D.C. and we switch now to Washington and Neil Strausser:

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Friends and foes join together in sorrow at the death of President Kennedy. For instance, here is the man who recently led the fight to cut Mr. Kennedys foreign aid program Democratic Senator Wayne Morris of Oregon:

-In this dark tragic hour all I can say is what I said on the floor of the Senate: This is the time for every American to pray. Pray for the President and pray for the country.

Here is Republican Senator Scott of Pennsylvania:

-When this incredible news came to me I immediately phoned my wife and asked her to join all of us in praying for God’s mercy, that our President might survive. Uh, all of us knew him in the House and Senate. Uh he was our friend as well as our President. Uh today the nation unites in mourning in deep and tragic sorrow. Now our hearts go out to to his loved ones, to his family, and to all the people of this country who look to the President for their leadership, their guidance, and their inspiration. And truly the thought most with me today is that in the midst of life we are in death. And I know that all Americans no matter where they come from or how they are made by in God’s fashion will rally in support behind the President of the United States uh Lyndon Johnson.

(4:36/10:30 closes eyes and licks his mouth)

Democratic Senator Russell of Georgia:

-The news of this dastardly crime has shocked and stunned the American people, indeed the people of the entire free world. (4:49/10:30 licks mouth) The assassin’s bullet has removed from the most vital station on earth a brilliant and dedicated young Statesman at the very heighth of his powers. My personal relations with the President both in the Congress and since he was elevated to the Office of Chief Magistrate have always been cordial. And I feel a deep sense of personal loss (licks mouth 5:27/10:30The heart of the entire world goes out ta to Mrs. Kennedy (licks mouth 5:37/10:30) and to all of the members of his family in this hour. This Kennedy family is one of the most remarkable families on earth and all of us can but but sympathize with them in this very tragic hour. 

And the House GOP leader Charley Halleck:

 – (6:03/10:30 licks mouth) The assassination of President Kennedy is an unspeakable crime against all of the people of this country. The world should know that in this hour of national tragedy Americans stand together as one, shocked and grieved, at this unbelievable news. Political differences have no part in the personal affection I felt for President Kennedy. An affection I have reason to believe he felt for me.

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My mind this afternoon keeps going back to that wonderful series of pictures published just this week of a father and son. In case you’ve wondered, John-John, John jr. and Caroline were at the White House this afternoon when all this tragedy happened. And as and at our last word they have not been told. Presumably, that job will fall to Mrs. Kennedy when she returns on that plane in a few moments.

Sargent Shriver the President’s brother-in-law and Director of the Peace Corps is looking after the children, also is making the funeral arrangements. The body will go to Bethesda Naval Hospital will we are told, then will Lie in State at the White House tomorrow. The new President Lyndon Johnson, the Cabinet Members, members of the family, Justices of the Supreme Court, and others, will view the body tomorrow. Then Speaker John McCormack has announced that the body will Lie in State in the Capitol Rotunda all day Sunday and until noon Monday so that Americans can pay their last respects.

Speaker McCormack has gone to Andrews Air Force Base in nearby Maryland now to meet the plane bearing the body of John Kennedy and bringing in the new President of the United States, Lyndon Johnson. McCormack now is next in succession for the Presidency and recognizing that, Secret Service Agents moved in to protect him very early this afternoon. (licks mouth 7:50/10:30.)

The mechanics of the takeover are already in in-operation. President Johnson will meet at the White House tonight with Defense Secretary McNamara, as you’ve already said Charlie, with Defense Secretary McNamara and with White House National Security Aide George Mc Buck McBundy. Then he will confer with the bi-partisan leadership of Congress. The business of government cannot stop even in sorrow.

This is Neil Strausser in Washington.

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Back to Charles Collingwood:

We have brought you much reaction during these past few hours from people important and people unimportant. What a weird thing to say! I wonder if he might tell us who is unimportant….the people in the street report? Charles Collingwood, the Murrow follower, an Elitist, I guess. 

We will doubtless bring you more. The eloquent ones have expressed themselves eloquently. Others have expressed themselves inarticulately and simply. But the sense of loss, the sense of shock, the sense of tragedy is very strong throughout this country and throughout the world.

Vice President, former Vice President Johnson now the President of the United States is on his way to Washington. He will land at Andrews Air Force Base in approximately half an hour. We hope to be able to bring you pictures, we have our cameras there, of the new President’s arrival. We have been told that President Johnson will make his first statement as Chief Executive when he lands at Andrews Air Force Base at approximately 6:15 pm Eastern Standard Time. That’s in about 27 minutes from now.(licks 9:17/10:30) Then after he’s made his statement he’ll proceed to the White House. Fly in by helicopter, as President Kennedy was so often wont/want/wanton? to do. (I’m one of those inarticulates and unimportant ones LOL, sorry) Begin his meetings with Members of the Cabinet, members of both parties of the of the Congress of the United States. Begin to take over the (9:37/10:30 licks mouth) reins of government that have fallen to him in the process of Presidential succession. The President of the United States, Lyndon Baines Johnson, on his way now from Dallas in the plane in which he received the Presidential Oath in an impromptu ceremony in the plane itself administered for the first time by a woman, Federal Judge Sarah Hughes.

Now for the next period my colleague Harry Reasoner is going to take over this seat and this microphone and continue to inform you of all the developments that continue to take place as the nation and the world reacts to this tragic change in events. Harry?

Charlie leaves and Harry Reasoner sits down.

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 26)

Thank you, Charles.

As you know, CBS has announced that there will be no commercials announcements and no entertainment programming until President Kennedy’s funeral. That is going to inevitably mean a certain amount of confusion as we change back and forth here; confusion of the kind that has struck the whole country today.

The text of what Dr. Stanton said was that in respect for the feelings of a shocked nation the CBS Television Network and the CBS Radio Network will carry no commercial announcements and no entertainment programs until after the President’s funeral. CBS will continue to bring all the news relating to this tragic event: memorials and special broadcasts and all other news of importance throughout this period.

As Charles Collingwood said President Johnson will land in Washington at about 6:15 pm at about 20 minutes from now, and he’s expected to make his first public statement as President of the United States at that time.

With more news coming in, the body of assassinated President John F. Kennedy is going to Lie in Repose at the White House tomorrow to be viewed by mourning members of his family and high dignitaries of the government. The general public will not be admitted. (licks1:28/10:53) The White House announced tonight that the body flown from Dallas by the same plane that is bringing President Johnson to the nation’s Capitol will be on view from 10:00 o’clock tomorrow morning until 6:00 o’clock tomorrow evening. That plane is due at about 6:15.

We have gotten a picture of President Johnson being sworn in by that woman Federal Judge which I think we can pick up on this camera that was done in the Executive cabin of the Presidential plane.

Always, always the swearing in of a new President has to be done within the shortest practical time after the death of the old.

Harry Reasoner quickly points with index finger to Jackie Kennedy as he says ‘Always’ and then returns his fingers to the side of the picture. 1:55/10:53

I was trying to think how many living Americans, how many occasions of this kind living Americans can remember: There was President Truman’s swearing-in after Franklin Roosevelt died. There was Calvin Coolidge’s swearing-in after Warren Harding died. And now, President Johnson being sworn-in after the assassination of President Kennedy.

There wouldn’t be very many living Americans who could remember the last assassination of a President, that would be President Mckinnley to which Theodore Roosevelt succeeded.

Somehow this is the the first assassination of an American President to take place in the era of modern communications of radio and television. 

Somehow the immediacy of the feeling throughout the whole country is greater. (licks 3:00/10:53.)

 I can remember, as many people can, when President Roosevelt died of natural causes- the shock that hit the country. People crying all over the United States. Radio, at that time before television went into something like a 72-hour dirge, the same feeling that it was improper to resume normal pursuits (licks 3:19/10:53 happened then, as it is happening now. Tonight Broadway has closed down. I imagine theaters in most parts of the country will not give performances. The Yale-Harvard game has been cancelled for tomorrow.

British television has cancelled it’s commercial announcements. (slight smirk 3:40/10:53.)

There is a feeling that while that kind of testimony (licks 3:45/10:53) to the sadness that everyone has, cannot bring a man back,

that it is only proper.

People will remember today as a date to date things in their lives sum/some in the same way that they did in the case of President Roosevelt. They say where were you when President Roosevelt died. They will say the same thing about where were you when you first heard the news of President Kennedy’s assassination.

I was at a twisting party at my home with my parents, my sisters and my brother and their friends. The party stopped and we tried to watch on a television that was not very clear. We were overseas at that time. Just as coincidental I almost died at Parkland Hospital in the same hospital where President Kennedy did die and supposedly Oswald also died. Parkland has been in the news lately as being a terrible hospital but in all honesty it is good and bad. The first time I went to that hospital I was misdiagnosed and taken off a prescription that might have prevented going back again near death. But the second time around the doctors saved my life and were excellent at their profession. I guess it depends on the individual doctors and their talent. Now some of the nurses were incompetent and I ended up having too many CAT scans without the proper ingestion of liquids but they did not care they just were following orders even when I told them, which meant I would need another CAT scan. I was their guinea pig and did not have the strength to fight their mindless-Ness having been on morphine and other pain medications.

It is a very good hospital in my opinion, but depends on which doctor you see as in any profession. Kind of like the difference between Dr. BIlly Graham and a good doctor or the difference between the Synoptic gospels and the Gospel of John. Or to put it another way, the difference between a bad shepherd and The Good Shepherd. The reason the puffed Billy Graham is because he is the Big Bad Wolf. The Beast.

It was a, began as a normal day for the President. He was having apparently a pretty good time in Texas, a very successful time on what was billed as a non-political trip (stretches neck and turns his head 4:25/10:53) but would had a great many political implications.

The tenor of his administration had turned to politics a great deal in the last few months, (licks mouth 4:34/10:53) and Texas was a critical place for him to go. He had gone there hoping for political benefits whatever the real purpose of the trip. (licks mouth4:43/10:53) 

Cardinal Cushing, BSO honored JFK

with Mozart’s ‘Requiem’ 45 years ago

“Bishop Joseph T. McGuire, a bishop emeritus of Springfield, said he was a priest secretary to Cardinal Cushing working in the adjoining office to the archbishop at the chancery on Lake Street in Brighton Nov. 22 when the telephone rang.

“Are you watching TV?” asked Judge Francis X. Morrissey on the other end of the line, “The president has been shot.”

Cardinal Cushing was meeting with the commanding admiral of the First Naval District, which was headquartered in Boston, when his secretary walked in with the news, he said.

When he heard the news, Cardinal Cushing did not utter a word as he stood up and walked to his desk, Bishop McGuire said. The admiral stood up as well and left without a word. As the secretary left the office, the cardinal started working the phones.”

Odd that Cardinal Cushing would be meeting

with an admiral of the Navy.

 

Is that what Cardinals do?

“The former first lady was sturdy throughout the ceremony,

but when the cardinal raised the body and then the blood of Christ,

she lowered her face into her hands.”

IS THIS WHAT WE ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO KNOW. I HAVE NEVER READ ABOUT THIS CEREMONY.

I THOUGHT THAT JFK HAD ALREADY BEEN BURIED!!!!!

WHEN THEY SAY BODY DO THEY MEAN THE EUCHARIST OR JFK?

THE REASON IT IS IMPORTANT IS BECAUSE OF THIS VERSE  IN THE GOSPEL OF JOHN:

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John 8:28

28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself;

but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.

HOWEVER, I DO RECALL THAT JACKIE HAD CHANGED HIS GRAVESITE AT ONE POINT.

WHY?

The article following explains some of the changes to the grave of JFK that have occurred over the years. One change included lowering his grave.

John F. Kennedy Eternal Flame

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Here is late information on the man that they have arrested in Dallas and who is called at the moment the prime suspect in the assassination of President Kennedy. He’s Lee H. Oswald. In 1959. he defected to Russia. He’s Chairman of a Pro-Castro Fair Play for Cuba Committee. He’s also accused of killing a policeman who chased in into a theater shortly after Kennedy was shot to death and Governor John Colony Connally was wounded. He was seized by another officer.

This is a picture of him. (licks mouth 5:17/10:53)

 He probably does not look exactly like this now after he had been questioned.

No, he looked very different as you will see in parts (31 & 52, 53)
When he was caught he wore a white shirt and dark trousers. Police said that there first description was that he was wearing a brownish colored jacket and such a jacket was found in the parking lot of a funeral home near the theater where he was seized. Oswald is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has light brown hair. That’s Lee Oswald, Chairman of a Fair Play for Cuba Committee. That’s a committee of people who believe that Castro is not being treated fairly by this country; a pro Castro group.
If you had to guess as to what kind of people would have the terrible and insane personal resentment of John Kennedy as to attempt to shoot him probably the initial guess would have been that it would have been someone on the lunatic right. If Lee Oswald didn’t do- did indeed do it, you’ve got the spectacle of a of it being a man who is on the lunatic left. I suppose that it is probably true in the case of most assassinations of national leaders. (licks mouth 6:26/10:53)

I get the impression Harry is trying to say that the assassin is an assassin who has killed before
who takes on many forms, many disguises,

many shells

such as the JACKAL!
He has plenty to choose from.
I wrote a bit about him who I believe is the man hiding his face with his Jack-et in a post called:

Rev. Wilkerson, Evangelicalism

and the

Covenant With Many

Billy Graham

pretty creepy

closeup from a picture found at BGEA and looks eerily  like a young Rev. David Wilkerson

In the article above illustrates Billy Graham’s talent to mirror or mutate his appearance to those around him.

Below is an article and picture of a man who is thought  to be the jackal

who looks a lot like Billy Graham

David Sánchez

Morales

“During that operation he acquired a reputation as the

CIA’s top assassin in Latin America.”

I would say he must have been their secret weapon! 

But the man who actually does this kind of murder is not normally a great leader or a or a strong characterl; he tends to be a lunatic.

 I would suspect that would apply whether it was the Arch Duke in 1914, or the man who shot McKinnley, or the man who shot President Garfield who was just a job seeker who had no political philosophy, or the man who shot President Lincoln- John Wilkes Booth who certainly had no coherent idea of what he was doing. The man who attempted to shoot President Roosevelt and did kill the Mayor of Chicago in 1932. Anyone no matter how opposed to a national leader (licks mouth 7:09/10:53)  if he has intelligence and character does not take this kind of way to express his opposition.

And now for a new report we’re going to switch to George Herman in the White House. pause.

We’ll hold off for a little while in the switch to George Herman. tongue. (licks 7:32/10:53) 

We were talking about the kind of day it was, this day which now automatically becomes one of the major days in American history. It was raining in the morning when the President got up and walked bare-headed and without a coat through the rain into a parking lot across the street from Fort Worth’s Hotel Texas. You may remember that all through his political career they had trouble getting him to get a hat on or get a coat on. (tongue 7:57/10:53) At one, at sometimes he carried a hat in respect to the hat makers of Danbury Connecticutt who had objected to of having the President of the United States to appear frequently and normally without a hat, was not good for their business. He was perfectly willing to help out by carrying one, but even at his innaugeration he had trouble keeping his top hat on.

He spoke this morning bare-headed with a without a coat to a cheering throng of Democrats who could not get tickets to see him at a breakfast appearance. Mrs. Kennedy was not with him then. He said that she was organizing herself, it takes longer. Later they went to breakfast. The breakfast was sponsored by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce. Mrs. Kennedy walked in some minutes late. It was her entrance that brought tremendous applause from some 2500 guests.

More news of cancellations is coming in: In St. Louis, Republicans have cancelled their Mid Western Regional Workshop Meeting today in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination. Representative William Miller who is National Chairman of the Republicans called the shooting a national tragedy. He said, we are all Americans, before we are Republicans or Democrats.” That’s the tenor of the statements that we’ve been hearing today.

Now, I believe we are ready to go to Washington to to George Herman at the White House.

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The flag at the White House was lowered to half-mast around mid-afternoon. The church across the square, St. Johns Episcopal Church began tolling it’s bell solemnly and quietly, one toll every fifteen or twenty seconds. A small group of people began to gather in Lafayette Park and ropes were thrown up to hold them in position so that the sidewalks could still be used. They watched the White House waiting to see who would come and who would go, but so far all has been quiet at the White House except for the visits of some sub-Cabinet officials who’ve come here to discuss arrangements.

Sargent Shriver the President’s brother-in-law came to the White House to be with the President’s children under the care of Maude Shaw (the nanny).

(woman turns around as he says Maude Shaw)

So far as we know the children still have not been told.

The arrangements for the funeral are also under the control so far of Sargent Shriver.

The arrangements at the  moment are these: The President’s body will be taken from the plane at Andrews Air Force Base and taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital for the night. It will lie in Repose in the East Room, the huge gold and white East Room, the Ballroom, the formal room of the White House tomorrow from 10:00 o’clock in the morning until 6:00 o’clock at night. The family will have the first hour from ten to eleven to view the body of the President. At 11:00 o’clock President Johnson, the Speaker McCormack, former Presidents of the United States, and members of the Federal J of the uh the Federal Government the Executive Branch those who hold Presidential appointments. At 2:00 o’clock the Supreme Court and the members of the Federal Judiciary will be allowed to see the body. At 2:30 members of the Senate, of the House of Representatives, the Governors of the fifty states and of the territories. At 5:00 o’clock this afternoon the Diplomatic corp may pay their respects of the nations around the world to the body of the President.

END


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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 27)

Of more immediate importance President Johnson will fly here by helicopter from Andrews Air Force Base as President Kennedy has done so many times before. He will meet almost at once with Defense Secretary McNamara and with McGeorge Bundy who has been President Kennedy’s advisor on National Security matters. This will therefore be probably his first briefing on the state-of-the-world, the problems which he faces all around the globe as he takes over the reins of the Presidency. And at 8:00 o’clock President Johnson will meet with the bi-partisan leaders, the leaders of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, the leaders of both parties, to discuss with them what steps can be taken by the Congress right away. The events of tomorrow, the events of the day after, are still being planned. The proper protocol being checked out as events move here at the White House, move with leaden slowness.

This is George Herman at the White House.

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Back to Harry Reasoner

(…..garbled but I think Harry Reasoner says: As Noted) CBS News is going to stay on the air live throughout this day to keep you up-to-the-minute on the latest developments on the assassination of President Kennedy. There will be no commercial announcements or entertainment programing on CBS television or radio until after the President’s funeral.

Reaction from groups who did not get along particularly well with President Kennedy during his life are coming in.

East German Communist Leader Walter Albrick announced tonight that he had learned the news of President Kennedy’s death with sadness and with deep indignation. He expressed sympathy for the American people who had lost what he called one of their most outstanding statesmen.

Uh, among the ordinary people of East Berlin their reaction was one of shock and horror. One taxi driver said, “A great pity we all liked him so much.”

In Moscow, Foreign Minister Gromicko telephon telephoned our Ambassador Foyt Coller to express his shock and the greatest sympathy for the American people.

A US Embassy Spokesman said that official condolences will be conveyed later at the highest level, adding that he thought Premier Nikita Kruschev would make his condolences public tomorrow morning.

Communist leaders are aware of probably more than Democratic leaders of the danger of assassination, although in the very nature of things they take steps to protect themselves from it in a way Democratic leaders can’t. It’s been said often in history that anyone who is seriously determined could kill the President of the United States and is willing to lose his own life as a result, can do it. That was proven again today. No matter how careful of protection, if the President is going to go among the people, he gives the people a chance to strike him down. It has happened in American history a number of times.

George Herman gave the details on the …what is known so far about what is going to happen of the body of President Kennedy tomorrow, (licks)

it’s going to be flown tonight when it arrives in Washington, it’s going to be taken to Bethesda Naval Hospital.

Tomorrow, it will Lie in Repose at the White House to be viewed by mourning members of the Kennedy family and high officials of this government. The general public will not be admitted tomorrow. It will be on view in the White House tomorrow from 10:00 o’clock until 6:00 o’clock. At 10:00 o’clock the late President’s family will look at it. At 1:00 o’clock in the afternoon: President Johnson, the Speaker of the House, John McCormack, who is now next in succession to the Presidency, former Presidents, and members of the Executive Branch holding Presidential Appointments.

Interrupt that for a moment President Lyndon Johnson has arrived at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland. He arrived at 5:58 Eastern Standard Time aboard the Air Force jet which also carried the body of John Kennedy. This is film or tape of that arrival. (Someone in background yells it is live, live, live) 

It is live! It is live right now with the plane coming in.

(garbled) jet engine almost drowned us out. This is one of the most unique and tragic moments in the history of Andrews Air Force Base. A field that is used to welcoming the arrival of Presidents and Kings and Prime Ministers and men like Kruschev and all the rest. But this time it has the sad or still historic journey assigned to bring back to Washington the body of President Kennedy who was assassinated in Texas earlier today.

Now a central ramp is moving now toward the Presidential Door which is the last one in the plane. It is a ramp which is covered and I think that the remains of President Kennedy will be moved out in that ramp. The ramp is now moving up close to the back door of the Presidential Plane. Up in the front of the plane we can see the rest of the party coming off. And we understand that President Johnson, Mrs. Kennedy, Mrs. Johnson and other members of the party are coming off from there. But from our vantage point we can’t make out any officials at this time.

Also at Andrews Air Force Base right now are members of Congress, a special congressional delegation, out here to greet the new President and to express the nations grief for the untimely assassination of President Kennedy.

We’re informed there will be a special bi-partisan Congressional meeting at 7:00 or 7:30 this evening at the White House with President Johnson meeting with legislative leaders from both Republican and Democratic parties.

But now we’re going through the sad moment of watching a turnover in government at the highest office. And former Vice President Lyndon Johnson now the President of the United States returns to Washington with the body, with the remains of his former Chief Executive.

We’ve been told that President Johnson can be expected to make a few brief comments before he leaves the airport.

And now we can see what we believe to be a coffin carrying the body of President Kennedy being moved from Air Force One onto a special enclosed ramp, a mobile ramp, which was drawn up to the back door. Yes, we can make out the casket now. A very solemn group of officials huddled down at the bottom of that ramp. We can make out Dave Powers a long time friend of former President Kennedy. A friendship that goes back to the days when Mr. Kennedy was then aspiring to be a first term member of the House of Representatives.

Now an Honor Guard slowly paces up the step on the ground below the enclosed ramp which contains the remains of John Fitzgerald Kennedy.

Off to one side we see Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara faithfully conferring with an aide, with General Maxwell Taylor.

Now the ramp is being slowly lowered to the ground containing the casket. And a grey US Navy Ambulance has pulled into sight and is now directly in front of the ramp in which the casket still rests. There is some confusion here at the moment which is understandable. This tragic day could not be rehearsed.

We still have not seen President Johnson’s wife or Mrs. Kennedy. Perhaps they …..

This is a scene at Andrews Air Force Base with a casket of, carrying the body of President Kennedy is being transferred to an ambulance.

Behind it comes Mrs. Kennedy and Robert Kennedy.

 Bell rings 4 times in background!

They are to ride in the ambulance presumably to Bethesda Hospital where the body will remain for the night. The one plane Air Force One carried the body, the new President, and the mourning wife.

Bell rings 4-5 times again like a cadence which by the way

 [from Old French, from Old Italian cadenza, literally:

a falling, from Latin cadere to fall]

It’s a Navy ambulance carrying the body and Mrs. Kennedy and Attorney General Robert Kennedy to Bethesda Hospital.

We have not yet seen President Johnson. It’s expected that he will make a public appearance and a statement here at Andrews Air Force Base.

It seems to be a Guard of Honor to welcome the new President of the United States.

 I heard an owl hooting about 5 times outside my window!
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Odd coincidence Bethesda and Bethsaida

(of the bible.)

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CBS News and JFK (Reasonable Men) Parts 48-51

Parts 48-51

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 48)

Now this weapon was found in the building. Perhaps we should say reportedly found in the building from which the shot was fired on the Sixth floor. The man who used the weapon had a clear line of sight to the President’s motorcade although he was located about a block away because he was on the sixth floor of the building he had a clear line of sight on him.

Around the window from which the shot has been believed to have been fired there were bits of fried chicken indicating the man who used that gun had had a chicken lunch while waiting for the President’s motorcade. Also there were some text books and some boxes stacked up in that same window indicating the sniper apparently or possibly rested his gun on some textbooks and some wooden boxes to study?/steady? (not sure which he meant to say) his shot as he opened up on the President.

The man obviously was an excellent shot or very lucky in that witnesses said that 3 shots were fired. At least two of them found their marks. One for the President, the shot that killed him. The other, the shot that wounded Texas Governor John Connally. There has been at least one report that there were two shots that hit the President which would indicate that all three of the shots found their mark.

Now, we’ll go back to Dallas Police Headquarters and KRLD Bill Mercer as he interviews policemen Gerry Hill who has been working on the case almost from the moment that the shot which killed the President was fired. Policeman Gerry Hill has been at the Police Headquarters and has been in the room some of the time, the room in which Oswald has been questioned.

On the left looks like John Travolta from Grease in the news lately having to do with massage shop vampire gayness or the Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales. Looks like either from the profile.

  Gerry: The shots were fired. Spent cartridges were found on the Sixth floor uh on the southeast window and we came back downstairs at this time after securing the scene to leave all the evidence with the crime lab.

When we got back downstairs and were talking to one of the officers on the street about what we had found upstairs we received notice by a citizen who was using a police radio that an officer had been shot in the Oak Cliff section of the city.

Q: That was uh Mr. Tippit.

A: That was Tippit. At this time uh Sargent Owens and I were instructed by the inspector in charge at the scene to report to Oak Cliff and begin the investigation out there. On our arrival we obtained a description of a suspect and we began tracing his steps through the aid of civilian witnesses. When we uh first received a location on him they said he was in one of two vacant buildings that were being used for furniture storage in the 400 block of East Jefferson. We reported to this location and uh called for some assistance to secure the buildings. And at that time we went into the buildings checked them out to determine that the suspect wasn’t there.

While we were still at this location we received word that he was in the library at Marseilles and Jefferson. We reported to that scene and then we uh found out this was also a bogus call.

But then the third call which proved to be the charm. Came out that the suspect had entered the Texas theater some 5 blocks away. When we arrived at this location uh we secured the building from the outside and Ray Hawkins and Eddy MacDonald, CT Walker, Bob Carroll, Paul Bently, KE Lines, myself, and other officers went into the building and we began a systematic check of all the suspects or all the people who were the in the theater.

As Officer MacDonald approached a suspect sitting on the third row in the back of the theater. The suspect jumped up and yelled, “This is it.”and took a swing at the officer. Officer MacDonald started to grapple with the man. As he reached for a gun which was concealed under his shirt. And uh the gun was fired one time by the suspect but luckily it misfired. The uh the pin hit the shell but it did not fire. MacDonald yelled for help. And the other officers in the theater and I managed to subdue the man, disarm him and hand cuff him.

At that time we brought him out of the building put him in a squad car and brought him straight to Homicide and Robbery and turned him over to Captain Fritz.

Q: Who were those officers Gerry?

A: Uh Officer Hawkins, MacDonald,CT Walker, Bob Carroll, KE Lines, Paul Bently, and myself were the ones that were actually in along with Bob Barrett from the FBI who was in on the arrest with us also.

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Back to Dan Rather in the studio

And now very quickly back to Dallas Police Headquarters for a videotaped live camera scene of Lee Oswald as he was brought into another room for questioning.

Against the wall…. Step back….

Here is the suspect.

Could we reroll it please.

REROLL IT? ACTION:

The suspect is…

Back against the wall…

All right you want to….

Oswald: give me a hearing without legal representation or anything

You shoot the President?

Oswald: I didn’t shoot anybody, no sir.

Notice the man in the center of the picture who looks like a zombie in a daze. Not even looking at the subject of the picture and the center of everyone else’s attention …Oswald, but he looks like he is looking at the wall, I guess.

He kind of looks like George Wildman Ball,

a diplomat,

 7th 

U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.

 Hmmmmm. That’s odd!.

Wikipedia says that George Ball was protecting others in Washington:

“Under Secretary of State George Ball manned the operations center at the State Department so that no incident happened.[114]

because of the plethora of dignitaries from all over the world

that were in Washington DC. attending JFK’s funeral.

The State Department is headquartered in the Harry S. Truman Building a few blocks from the White House and yet here he is in this picture with Lee Oswald.

Was he in Dallas or was he in Washington?

I have a post that tells a little bit about him linked below:

President Obama Spiking Hardball

As  you just heard Oswald says he did not shoot anybody.

You don’t have to push…..

Knock it off….

I’m being pummeled here.

Knock it off…..

I’m being pummeled very heavily. You just heard Oswald say I did no shoot anybody.

Whew.

A scene of GREAT CONFUSION, but it does seemed contrived.

IF THEY WANTED A SCENE WITHOUT THIS HYSTERIA

THEY WOULD HAVE EMPTIED THE HALLWAY.

Obviously it was convenient.

Lee Oswald has been charged with the killing of a Dallas Policeman. He has not been charged in connection with the death of President Kennedy. This is Dan Rather in Dallas, Texas.

Back now to Harry Reasoner in New York:

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Lets us go right away to the White House in Washington and a report from George Herman:

President Lyndon Johnson left his offices here almost exactly an hour ago. His old offices next door in the Executive Office Building his office which he occupied as the Vice President of the United States. Tomorrow morning he’ll be back in the Oval Office here in the West Wing, the Office of the President. Before he left tonight President Johnson conferred with the top advisors of the Kennedy Administration: Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Assistant Secretary of State George Ball other leaders, Congressional Leaders of both parties from the House and from the Senate. He talked by telephone with J. Edgar Hoover discussing the progress of the investigation into who who was the assassin of the late President Kennedy. He talked to Texas to talk to the doctors of Governor Connally. Was told that Governor Connally’s condition was good.

Tomorrow at 9:30 Lyndon Johnson starts his first full day as President of the United States. Meets at 9:30 at his office with the Secretary of State Secretary Rusk. Secretary Rusk has been flying all night. Is expected back here in Washington around midnight. He and five other Cabinet Officers were on their way to an important economic meeting in Japan when they heard the word in the Mid Pacific turned around and on on their way back to Washington.

Around the same time that President Johnson meets with Secretary Rusk, Mrs. Kennedy and the body of the late President will be entering the White House. The President’s body will Lie-In-Repose in the East Room, the gold and white East Room, of the White House where President Kennedy provided/presided over so many dinners, so many formal entertainments as President of the United States. Tomorrow the body will be seen by the family and by officials of the United States Government. After that it will be taken from the White House in an official cortege to the Rotunda of the United States Capital at 1:00 o’clock Sunday and there it will lie not in repose. but In-State for one day. Members in the President’s family, his Cabinet, and government leaders and members of the Supreme Court and Congress and Diplomatic representatives of the countries of the earth will be present at ceremonies placing the President’s body in the condition of Full-State-Mourning.

The public will be permitted to file past the beer (not sure what this is) in the Rotunda shortly after it’s arrival and until 9:00 Sunday night and once again Monday morning from 9 until 10:00 o’clock in the morning. Then the body will be moved Monday at 11:00 o’clock to St.Matthews Cathedral between 17th and 18th Street Northwest on Rhode Island Avenue for a pontifical requiem. A requiem mass at 12:00 o’clock noon. The mass will be celebrated by the late President’s good friend his eminence Richard Cardinal Cushing the Archbishop of Boston.

The late President Kennedy had once discussed the question of possible assassination with CBS News Correspondent Charles Von Fremd. Here are Correspondent Von Fremd’s recollections of that event.

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A casual conversation with John Kennedy about 12,000 feet over the Great Plains in early July of 19 hundred and 60 came back to haunt me today. On that July evening I was one of 4 newsmen flying with the Democratic Presidential hopeful in his family plane The Caroline on a flight back from South Dakota. The Primaries were behind the Senator. He had won them all. Earlier that day he had won pledges from 4 South Dakota Delegates to the Democratic Presidential Convention that was to start 10 days later. The Senator was confident and for the first time really thought  the White House might be his.

He knew that I had covered the White House during 6 years of the Eisenhower Administration and asked how living in the White House would differ from the day to day life of a Junior Senator from Massachussetts. Among other things I pointed out to Senator Kennedy the Secret Service would endow/allow (not sure if endow is the right word but sounds like it but it does not make any sense but then neither does allow!) to a great extent, that is, if he won the White House dictate how he moved about outside the White House. The President for instance was told by the Secret Service when and where he could take care of physical necessities while on the road: The food he ate, the highways he took had to be approved by the SS.

 The Senator slapping his thigh in a characteristic gesture said he thought the Secret Service while a dedicated and confident organization was really faced with an impossible responsibility. John Kennedy argued that any intelligent sharp shooter however mad could gun down the President of the United States if he wanted to badly enough and planned it carefully enough. He thought the Secret Service agents running along side the Presidential limousine in the motorcade only succeeded really in just blocking the view of the average public who turned out to see him.

President Kennedy did make some drastic changes in Secret Service rules. He frequently relegated the Secret Service driver to the back seat of his limousine and took the wheel himself. On his recent trip to New York City he drove the Secret Service Agents and the City Police to despair by dispensing with the heavily protected motorcade.

He often popped out of hotel suites minus a Security Guard. 

A slur insinuating nonsense. Give me a break!

How would Charles Von Fremd know?

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 49)

Like many men who have had several brushes with death and survived John Kennedy treated death with contempt.

It is ironic that when the assassin’s bullet came it came when he was under heavy security guard.

And in death,  John Kennedy proved himself a prophet (Licks)

I can still hear him observe in that cool casual manner aboard The Caroline more than 3 years ago that an intelligent sharp shooter could gun down the President if he wanted to badly enough.

It was a risk that John Kennedy enthusiastically chose to take and it cost him his life today (Licks)

This is Charles Von Fremd in Washington. (Licks).

(Of course, it wasn’t a sharp shooter it was Jackie sitting next to him that killed him.

Or her double.

The Zapruder film shows Jackie with a smoking weapon.) 

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Back to Harry Reasoner:

Here is a brief summary of the events of the day and those to come. Upon today’s assassination of President Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson became the new President of the United States. The body of President Kennedy will Lie-In-Repose in the East Room of the White House all day tomorrow Saturday. On Sunday a cortege will move the late President to the Rotunda of the Capitol where he will Lie-In-State Sunday afternoon and Monday.

The White House announced tonight that former Presidents Eisenhower and Truman will go to Washington this weekend to join the nation in it’s official mourning. On Monday at noon Boston’s Richard Cardinal Cushing a close friend of the family will officiate at a at a pontifical requiem mass in Washington St. Matthew’s Cathedral.

Throughout this coming weekend President Johnson will be briefed by the men who are now his Presidential Advisors as those Cabinet and government officials return to their posts in the Capitol.

In Dallas the business of bringing an assassin to justice continues. Police say they have a prime suspect in 24 year old Lee Harvey Oswald a pro Castro Marxist who once defected to Russian then returned to this country claiming disillusionment with the Soviet system.

For the moment Oswald has been charged with the murder of a Dallas policeman killed on a street near the assassination’s scene. Police say that Oswald was in the building from which the President was shot at the time of the assassination. Oswald has denied any involvement in the assassination.

Texas Governor John Connally the second victim of the shooting is reported in satisfactory condition at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, he is expected to recover.

CBS News reported earlier today that Senator Goldwater was reached with the news of President Kennedy’s death as he was flying to Muncie Indiana for a political dinner. This in fact was not the case. The Senator was on his way to attend the funeral of his mother-in-law. Senator Goldwater called the President’s death shocking and dreadful and asked, “how can a thing like this happen? The President’s death is a profound loss to the nation and the world,” said Goldwater. “He and I were personal friends. This is also a great loss to me. Mrs. Goldwater and I offer our heartfelt sympathies to Mrs. Kennedy and the President’s family.” That reaction from Senator Barry Goldwater of Arizona.

In Washington if there is a hope and a sign tonight the new President of the United States has it. He has plunged head long into his new and monumental duties with full energy reportedly anxious to get the machinery of government moving as quickly as possible.

The CBS Television Network will broadcast no commercial entertainment and no programming until after the burial of the late President Kennedy which will probably be on Tuesday in Boston, Massachussetts. CBS will return on the network tomorrow and through the weekend to continue to report on the latest developments as President Johnson assumes his new duties and responsibilities.

At 6:03 P.M. Lyndon Baines Johnson age 55 returned to Washington aboard an Air Force jet as the 36th President of the United States.

Johnson remained aboard the plane until President Kennedy’s body had been removed. Then he and Mrs. Johnson walked slowly down the ramp and over to a group of waiting Congressmen. For 23 years of his 26 years in national politics Mr. Johnson had served with these men, first as a congressman, later as a United States Senator. These were his friends the men he knew and understood best.

Tammuz the Crab

President Johnson being led about by Chief Rowley of the Secret Service

(but not really the Chief Rowley)

at Bethesda Air Force Base. 

Please read both posts about the shepherd crab and about Billy Graham: 

Josephus and His Footprints

Billy Graham and The Synoptic Dilemma: The Beast

Johnson helped to pull Texas and Louisiana gack in to the Democratic Column. Both had voted for Dwight Eisenhower in 1956. Mr. Johnson campaigned with his characteristic energy:

“……are against sweat shops in the Democratic Party and so are you.

We are for the working people in the Democratic Party and so are you.

We are for the working people in the Democratic Party and so are you.

We are for the farmer in the Democratic farmer and so are you.

We are against bigotry in the Democratic Party.

We are for equality before the law of all men regardless of race, religion, or the region in which they live and so are you.

And if you will give us your hand, and if you will renounce the  and the Coolidges and the Hoovers and the Bensons and the Nixons and give us your hand and your heart, your voice and your vote, on January the 20th we will give all the people of all the states of all the regions an Administration that will be of the people by the people and for the people.

Goodbye and God bless you!”

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Back to Harry Reasoner

The results of that campaign are now history. the Kennedy Johnson ticket squeaked through with a plurality of just over a hundred thousand votes. On a cold blustery day in January Lyndon Johnson stood before an inaugural crowd in Washington to be sworn in as Vice President by his old friend Sam Rayburn:

Sam Rayburn: I, Lyndon Baines Johnson….

LBJ: I, Lyndon Baines Johnson….

Sam Rayburn: Do solemnly swear….

LBJ: Do solemnly swear….

Sam Rayburn: That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.

LBJ: I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic.

Sam Rayburn: That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

LBJ: That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same.

Sam Rayburn: I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion

LBJ: I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation whatever

Sam Rayburn: And I will faithfully discharge the duties of the Office upon which I am about to enter so help me God.

LBJ: And I will faithfully discharge the duties of the Office in which I am about to enter so help me God.

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Back to Harry Reasoner

President Kennedy had decided at the outset of his Administration that Vice President Johnson was to be a working Vice President, not a ceremonial figurehead. One prime mission that Mr. Johnson undertook for the President was an around the world fact finding tour. A tour to sound out other chiefs of government and to access the wills of people in foreign lands.

In Germany Vice President Johnson went to the Berlin Wall.

And on the other side of the world a visit to Chiang Kai-shek

Leader of Nationalist China on Fermosa.

And then there was Mr. Johnson’s visit to the Vatican for a call on the late Pope John.

Late???

Was he late to show up or do they mean dead?

The Vatican outdid itself for the then Vice President’s visit. The meeting with the pope had all the appearances of a friendly formal visit. But all that went before and after the personal meeting with the pope was conducted with all the pomp and fanfare that one might expect for royalty.

President Kennedy had made his Vice President a member of the Committee on Government Contracts and at a meeting of Nation’s Industrialists attended by President Kennedy, Mr Johnson told them of their responsibilities as contractors for the government:

“…..all over the world but assuming he didn’t we demonstrated that Americans believe what they say in their Constitution and their Declaration of Independence and that uh no single American is black marked and hand cuffed and put over in a corner because of his religion.

And we demonstrated something else that I think equally important and maybe more so that you can elect a Vice President from the South regardless of his region.

Uh so we’ve made a good deal of headway in these fields and we think we are improving our system. And you are here as one of uh some 100 men who we look as the Titans, the leaders the the uh ones that have gone up the rung of the ladder, and we want other people to learn much from you by both precept and example. And we don’t want to do it with a pestle at your temple. And we don’t want to say,  ”We have the authority. Here’s the Executive Order. Cancel out the contract. Let ‘em send their lobbyists and their lawyers down here. We just a we don’t like the report we got, because we’re not operating that way. And the thing that pleases us, particularly today, is that a good many of you have no defense contract and you are going to be a showcase for America and in each of these 104 nations that constantly hear this propaganda every day:

that we only grow babies for breakfast.”

I have no idea what he is talking about.

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JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 50)

Walter Cronkite has interviewed most of the nations leaders. He has had long chats with General Eisenhower, with President Kennedy, and during the last campaign there was this interview with Mr. Johnson.

Walter Cronkite: Why would a man who loves these hills and has this magnificent ranch and this vista you got here on the river want to uh ever take the time out to fight these hard difficult battles in the distant remote Washington D.C.?

Johnson: Well uh Walter uh I think that we enjoy the time that we spend here but all of my life uh I have wanted to be a public servant as my father ahead of me was and I grew up uh wanting to help people with their problems and I get a satisfaction and a sense of achievement from uh constructive efforts on behalf of human beings that you can’t get in almost any other profession. Uh I will have been in Washington 30 years come next year and uh I think I would just be lost if uh I didn’t work uh in some public field. If I couldn’t be on public life I would want to be a teacher as I was before I entered the public life because uh I could have an influence on the minds of the young people and lead them in the directions I would like to see them go. I’ve often said that if I had a boy I’d want him to be either a politician or a preacher or a teacher because they would have a sense of achievement that comes uh uh from few other professions.

Walter Cronkite: Well now, it took you a little while to find this way of your life. Uh you here at the ranch uh you wanted to get away early in life you you went away as a laborer before uh your disappointed father succeeded in getting you back and into teacher’s college. Uh why did you want to leave in the first place?

Johnson: Well uh Walter I didn’t want to leave, it was more of a necessity. I i worked all of my life. As a little boy I shined shoes at the barber shop. I was a printer’s devil I ran off the weekly paper on Thursday afternoon the Old Washington Press, I inked it. Uh that’s one I

Walter Cronkite: That’s Washington Texas press.

Johnson: When I uh When I uh That’s the name of the press. Uh when I uh graduated from high school at 15 I wanted a job and there were not any jobs to be had around here in 1924. So I took the old philosopher’s advice Horace Greeley and went west, young man and worked two years in california in the Platt Building as an elevator boy in San Bernadino and finally wound up in the lawyer’s office.But I came back and mother talked me into going to college and during the period I was in college I taught a Latin American School down in South Texas and it gave me great satisfaction and I thought I wanted to be a teacher. So when I finished college I went to Houston taught a year and then the great opportunity of my life uh came to me when Congressman Clayburgh one of the owners of the King Ranch asked me to go to Washington as his Secretary in the Hoover Administration in 1931 and uh except for a brief period of 15 months I’ve been in Washington ever since:12 years in the House, 12 years in the Senate, 5 years there as the Secretary.

Walter Cronkite: Had you given any thought to a political career before that appointment to go to Washington?

Johnson: Yes uh I assumed ever since they first told me of Grandpa’s uh prediction uh I had an ambition to be a United States Senator and uh I took the steps that I felt were calculated to prepare me for that work to make it possible for me to be elected. I was first elected to Congress when I was 28 in 1937. In 1941 Senator Sheppard died and I ran to succeed him. I was defeated in a very close race by the then Governor of the State W. Lee O’Daniel. He defeated me in 1941 by 13  hundred and 11 votes out of more than a million. And then I waited until 1948 and when Governor he then Senator O’Daniel decided not to run I ran for that place and had a uh very close race but was elected in November and have been in the Senate (not sure of the  words but I think this is what he said) since that time.

Walter Cronkite: Well that loss to uh Senator W. Lee O’Daniel must have been a rather bitter one for you, your first major State race. Did you uh, what did you ascribe your loss to then?

Johnson: No it wasn’t bitter uh. I think that uh Governor O’Daniel is a very popular public figure at the time and I was a very young man and had uh was unknown uh though out the state. I represented the uh district in Central Texas and uh I I would ra ….I ran rather surprisingly well uh well the uh at that age and with the resources at my command.

Walter Cronkite: Your technique of leadership is considerably different. Uh Uh If I may I’d like to quote uh uh from a chap here who one observers quoted one of your Being won over Johnson is a rather overwhelming experience. The full treatment is incredibly potent mixture of persuaion, badgering, flattery, threats, reminders of past favors and future advantages. Well that’s a technique for leadership obviously. Uh How does this….

Johnson: I would say I would say that uh uh the fellow was more interested in his sentence structure than he was accuracy. Grins

Walter Cronkite: Laughs

Johnson: Uh uh you don’t deal with Senators really that way uh I think the only thing uh that uh that is calculated to appeal to members of the Senate is a presentation of the facts and the soundness of your logic. Uh nearly every Senator that uh takes the oath of office is uh is elected on a platform of doing what’s right and uh your problem as leader is to convince him that uh the cause you represent is the right cause. Now uh uh there’s not any favors you can do for a Senator that you remind him of uh there’s no cajolery or flattery involved uh uh that doesn’t appeal to a man that’s capable and worthy of representing one of the great states in the Union. Uh they’re not school boys. Even though some of these fellows that uh write these things sometimes uh uh  make them sound uh that way. Uh I would say that uh I try to follow the old prophet Isaiah’s advice “Come let us reason together.” And uh that course of action uh always appeals to reasonable men.

I don’t want to sound unreasonable, but right after he said ‘reasonable men’ he licked,

which he rarely does in this interview.

I find this kind of odd… the timing, that is.

And most Senators are reasonable uh uh Republicans sometimes uh a little more difficult for us Democrats to reason with then the members of our own party but uh all of ‘em are patriotic uh uh uh members of the Senate and they want to do what’s best for their country. And uh once they’re convinced that the cost …the course of action that you present is for the best interest of America uh you’ll usually have a lopsided vote in your favor.

 Walter Cronkite: Senator uh since you were a protege in a sense of uh Franklin Delanor Roosevelt in in those early days of the New Deal with your NYA Administration here uh you were identified with the more liberal element of the Democratic Party in those days and I think in recent years the identification has been more toward the conservative side. Is is this uh the kind of the normal development of a man do you feel toward the liberal to the conservative and is this a tendency that’s likely to continue in your own life, do you feel or?

Johnson: Well, I presume that we all become a little more prudent uh as we uh grow older although I’ve never been much of a believer in uh labels. I’m a great admirer of President Roosevelt’s now just as I was then. Uh he hasn’t changed uh uh in my viewpoint any and uh as I engage in a little introspection I haven’t changed much. Uh uh my philosophy is that I’m a free man first and uh an American second, United States Senator third, and a Democrat fourth. In that order. Now, I’m a member of the Democratic Party because I think that uh through the vehicle of that party I can best uh see my philosophy translated into action. I believe my party cares more uh about the problems uh of the people of this country and is more concerned with helping them with their problems than the Republican Party and for that reason I’m a Democrat. But uh uh Im uh a free man and American and a Senator first.

Walter Cronkite: Senator uh uh

Johnson: I don’t go in much for the labels of the liberal and conservative. Uh I think you can be a progressive uh Senator and still be a prudent Senator. I don’t think you have to be a wastrel. I think we’ve demonstrated that in the Democratic Party by cutting 12 and half billion dollars uh from the President’s budget request. I think you can be a Conservative uh Senator without being a reactionary Senator/ Uh but labels don’t mean much to me what I’m interested in is is this peice of legislation or is this uh project or is this program good for my country? Is it the right thing to do? And if it’s good for my country, it’s good for my party, and consequently good for me.

JFK’S ASSASSINATION (CBS-TV COVERAGE)(PART 51)

Walter Cronkite: Senator Uh uh the darkest day I guess in your uh in your life came in 1955 when you had the heart attack, which we all know about. But I’m wondering how that uh experience affected your philosophy. I know that there are some who we in our researchers have talked to and they in the Senate to uh said that t before that they sort of thought you were a brash young politician but after that they thought you became the politician’s politician. That this was a turning point in a way. Do you feel that yourself at all?

Johnson: No, I don’ t think it had any uh uhappreciable affect on the course of my conduct at all. I think during the period of 60 days when I was uh uh away from the Senate Chamber that uh I had time to reflect and uh really appreciate all the good people that I had known and uh how unworthy perhaps I had been of their devotion and their friendship. Uh, I know that uh I never really recognized the fact that uh uh the Senators could be as good men as they demonstrated to me they were. Uh, I remember Senator Nowlin wrote me nearly everyday that I was in the hospital and I had communications from every member of the Senate except one. A good many of ‘em came to see me nearly everyday and uh it was their interest and in their prayers I think that sustained me during that period uh when I was somewhat distressed. But uh after the initial two months and I came back here to the ranch I haven’t observed that it’s affected my conduct of public business uh at all. As a matter of fact, I am sometimes amused when I think of the letter I received from President Eisenhower uh telling me that he had read in the papers of my activity and he thought I was uh uh going to work a little too fast and he hoped I’d slow down. And that letter was went to me without a signature by General Person. General Person said that it was the last letter dictated by the President the night before he had his heart attack and he was lecturing me on slowing down a little bit to just before he had his.

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Tonight Lyndon Johnson is the new President. Our Correspondent at the White House George Herman has a report on the new occupant:

President Lyndon Baines Johnson like the man he succeeds is above all a political pragmatist.As the Leader of the United States Senate he often told us that he always counted the votes he thought he could muster before leading his party into a fight. He thought wasting his parties energy on a fight he could not win was not only wasteful but foolish and Senator Lyndon Johnson was wise, efficient, and able. He led all the many voices inside his party speak on every issue. He squelched no shade of opinion, but still the Senate under his leadership moved ahead steadily and with dispatch. President Johnson is not the lightning fast reader and talker as his predecessor was. He likes to talk slowly likes to slip in anecdotes and to make sure that his meaning is fully taken on any one subject before he moves onto another. President Johnson has a considerable streak of toughness in him and surprisingly to most liberal Democrats at least he has along liberal record behind him. He came to Congress in 1937 as a very strong supporter of President Franklin D. Roosevelt. So strong and so vocal in fact that President Roosevelt brought the young Congressman to Washington aboard the Presidential yacht. He served as a Federal Youth Official in Texas. A Negro college President in that state has long since revealed that Lyndon Johnson kept their colleges going during the Great Depression by channeling federal funds in their direction. Unlike former President Truman President Johnson has not only been kept on the inside of the secrets of the Kennedy Administration he has also been sent as a spokesman around the world and has gotten a good taste of world problems and more important perhaps the way other nations view the United States and Washington. The big question of course in any sudden change of Presidents at mid administration (I think this is what he said, but not sure) is which of the members of the organization which President Kennedy so painstakingly built up President Johnson is going to feel comfortable with. He will of course review the entire administration man by man and in time the shape of his own new administration will begin to show. One historical and inescapable fact must always be born in mind the Presidency is an office of great weight. It has enormous momentum. And as every President since Franklin D. Roosevelt has discovered the office tends to mold and shape the man to a form that few of his friends would have guessed at beforehand. Tomorrow Lyndon Baines Johnson will sit at the desk of the President of the United States and the molding shaping process on our new President and his government will begin. This is George Herman at the White House now back to Harry Reasoner:

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We understand that Adlai Stevenson has just made a statement at the White House and we’re going to switch there

now for that statement by videotape.

The tragedy of this day is is beyond any instant comprehension. All of us knew him (licks) will bear the grief of his death until the day of ours and all men everywhere who love justice

Someone says: Louder?

and freedom and peace will bow their heads. At such a moment one can only turn to prayer

Someone says: Well we can’t move. What?

Prayer to comfort our grief to sustain Mrs. Kennedy and  his family and to strengthen President Johnson and to guide us in time to come. May God help us all.

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A lot of things are being said and wondered about the new President tonight but only he can know what it is to be called upon suddenly to take on the burdens of that office. The weight of grief of concern were apparent as President Johnson returned to Washington this evening.

This is a sad time for all people. We have suffered a loss that cannot be weighed. For me it is a deep personal tragedy. I know that the world shares the sorrow that Mrs. Kennedy and her family bear, I will do my best. That is all that I can do. I ask for your help and Gods.

I don’t really know if it is possible but I heard him sayhumans so I went back to hear it again and he said again the word humans and then when I went back again to be sure that I heard correctly then in its place he said people all within a minute or so while transcribing this just now. Hmmm:)

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As the new President is being studied by the world the late President is being mourned. Throughout the country there will be services of grief and tribute. Tonight in Los Angeles a Memorial Mass is held for John F. Kennedy. Our reporter is Charles Coralt:

Kids singing a hymn.

This is Charles Coralt 

(whispering in some dark corner)

at the Our Lady Chapel in South Street in Los Angeles. Our father John Sheridan is officiating at a solemn Requiem Mass for the late President Kennedy:

I guess a hymn where they sing back and forth between the guy in a wrap/cape and the kids
in another language…probably spanish maybe latin, not sure cause they are singing it.
 
 Ask Almighty God in his mercy in the words of another martyred President.
Ask him to give us the strength to rededicate ourselves to a new
birth of freedom and family virtue.
The gover-ment of the people
and buy the people and for the people
shall not parish from the earth.
(He says severely.)
Um I  think he misquoted the bible, but Whatever.

Hurry get this guy some blood he looks very very thirsty! You should hear his voice like Boris Karloff. 
Maybe the actors in Hollywood are broke and are desperately trying to get work? I think something else is occurring and has been occurring to these actors that we were not aware of and if I knew what that was I would tell ya, but I’m only human.
This has been a high requiem mass from Our lady’s Chapel on South Flora Street in Los Angeles.
Several hundred people will have come to this chapel during the day to join millions of other Americans of
Whatever Faith in praying for the late President and his family.
This is Charles Coralt in Los Angeles we return you now to our CBS News Headquarters in New York :
Do they test these guys? He looks out of his mind. Really. 
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 As this day draws to a close here is a brief summary of its events past and to follow: Upon todays assassination of President Kennedy Lyndon B. Johnson became the new President of the United States. The body of President Kennedy will Lie-in-Repose in the East Room of the White House all day tomorrow Saturday. On Sunday a cortege will move the late President to the Rotunda of the Capitol where he will Lie-in-State on Sunday afternoon and on Monday. the White House announced that former Presidents Eisenhower and Truman will go to Washington this weekend to join the nation in it’s official mourning. On Monday at noon, Boston’s Richard Cardinal Cushing a close friend of the Kennedy family will officiate at a pontifical requiem mass in Washington St. Matthew’s Cathedral.
Throughout this weekend President Johnson will be briefed by the men who are now his Presidential advisors as those Cabinet and government officials return to their posts in the Capitol.
In Dallas the business of bringing the assassin to justice continues. Police say they have a prime suspect in 24 year old Lee Harvey Oswald a pro Castro Marxist who once defected to Russian then returned to this country claiming disillusionment with the Soviet System. For the moment Oswald has been charged with the murder of a Dallas policeman killed on a street near the assassination scene and Dallas police say there will be no further announcement tonight on their inquiry.
Texas Governor John Connally the second victim of the shooting is reported in satisfactory condition at Parkland Hospital in Dallas. He is expected to recover.
The CBS Television Network will broadcast no commercial messages nor entertainment programming until after the burial of President Kennedy probably on Tuesday in Boston Massachussetts. CBS News will return on the network tomorrow and throughout the weekend to continue to report on the latest developments as President Johnson assumes his new duties and responsibilities. Our report from CBS News Headquarters will resume at 8:00 o’clock tomorrow morning Eastern Time. This is Harry Reasoner. Good Night.
This was a CBS News Special Report
This is the CBS Television Network
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Harry looks a bit miffed too. An odd finale for the day. I really do think he is upset as I watched him in the earlier parts of this series. I am upset too. And it is upsetting to see other people upset and in a bad predicament. I think he has done a great job at his post. Probably the best he can do under the circumstances.
 
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