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The journalists pictured all covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was the first time televised reports "went live" from the field. (credit: CBS 11 News)

The journalists pictured all covered the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was the first time televised reports “went live” from the field. (credit: CBS 11 News)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, CBS 11 News interviewed many people who remember that fateful day in history. Here are some of their stories.

Bob Schieffer Recalls JFK Assassination

JFK Assassination Through My 6-Year-Old Eyes
CBS 11 News Director of Programming Ken Foote was a fourth-grader sitting in the library when the principal came on the public address system to inform students about the assassination.

Former Poly High Students Share Unique JFK History
Fifty years ago a group of classmates wore the uniform of the Polytechnic High School Marching 100 Band. They were asked to play for President John F. Kennedy as he traveled from Fort Worth to Dallas on that fateful November day in 1963.  And now they have a memento of history few outside of Poly High School have seen.

FWISD Debuts Documentary To Remember JFK Assassination
Fort Worth ISD is remembering the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with a short documentary.Several former students, teachers, administrators appear in the 13-minute video to share their memories of November 22, 1963. Two former students Debby Williams and Taddie Hamilton, who shook the hand of the President Kennedy that morning, are interviewed.

JFK’s Last Night Recalled As Key Event For Latinos
President John F. Kennedy was supposed to just stop by and wave hello. Instead, a group of eager Latinos persuaded him to come inside and speak to a packed room of Mexican-American civil rights activists. And then he persuaded his wife, first lady Jacqueline Kennedy, to address the crowd in Spanish. It was Nov. 21, 1963.

Dallas Remembers Darkest Day, 48 Years Later
The motorcade raced from the scene with a critically wounded Kennedy. While the chaotic search for the gunman unfolded near the school book depository, then KRLD reporter Bob Huffaker was at Parkland Hospital as hundreds who had earlier given President Kennedy and First Lady Jackie such a warm welcome anxiously awaited any word.

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