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When the News Went Live - a book by Huffaker, Bob

When the News Went Live

Dallas 1963

When the News Went Live( )
Author: Huffaker, Bob
Phenix, George
Wise, Wes
Mercer, Bill
Foreword by: Rather, Dan
ISBN:978-1-58979-895-3
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Taylor Trade Publishing
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $24.95
Book Description:

The minutes, hours, and days after JFK was shot on November 22, 1963, provided no ready answers. For millions of Americans transfixed by the incomparable breaking news, television--for the first time--emerged as a way to keep informed. This book tells the story of four journalists who were at the epicenter; covering the assassination and its aftermath for Dallas's KRLD. The view they were afforded of these events was unparalleled; their tales, one-of-a-kind. This 50th anniversary...
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Book Details
Pages:232
Detailed Subjects: History / United States / 20Th Century
Biography & Autobiography / Editors, Journalists, Publishers
History / United States / State & Local / Southwest (Az, Nm, Ok, Tx)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.27 x 9.2 x 0.87 Inches
Book Weight:1.06 Pounds
Author Biography
Huffaker, Bob (Author)
Dan Rather was born in Wharton, Texas, October 31, 1931. He attended Sam Houston State College at Huntsville, Texas, and earned his B.A. in Journalism in 1953. He went on to earn his Law degree from the University of Houston and South Texas School of Law.

After graduation he became a Journalism instructor at Sam Houston State College and worked for United Press International, and the Houston Chronicle as a news writer, reporter, and news director. He joined the CBS radio affiliate KTRH in Houston in the mid-late 1950s. He became the director of news and public affairs for CBS television affiliate KHOU in Houston in the late 1950s to 1961. From 1961 to 1964 he was the chief of CBS's southwestern bureau in Dallas. In 1963 he became the CBS White House Correspondent, and two years later the chief of the CBS London bureau for a year. In 1966 he was a war correspondent in Vietnam and returned to a position as CBS White House correspondent from 1966 to 1974.

In 1974, Rather became the anchor-correspondent for CBS Reports for a year before becoming the correspondent and co-editor for 60 Minutes until 1981. He has been an anchor for Dan Rather Reporting on the CBS Radio Network since 1977 and anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Dan Rather form 1981 to 2005. In 1988 he became the anchor for 48 Hours and has anchored numerous CBS news specials.

Rather is the recipient of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters' awards for spot news coverage in 1956 and 1959. He has received numerous Emmy Awards for his outstanding news reports. In May 2007, Rather received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Siena College in Loudonville, New York, for his lifetime contributions to journalism. Rather is also a columnist whose work is distributed by King Features Syndicate. On May 28, 2007, Rather compared historical events to events in the Star Wars films in the History Channel special, "Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed". Rather continues to

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