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JFK: Breaking the News

JFK: Breaking the News is a moving documentary that looks at the broadcast coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Stressing how closely the medium and television audiences are joined in times of crisis, JFK: Breaking the News offers one of the first broadcast examinations of how local journalists in 1963 delivered rapidly breaking news to a nation in despair. Narrated by Jane Pauley, this hour-long documentary also educates viewers about the tremendous technical obstacles that had to be overcome and the immediate editorial decisions that defined how journalists covered JFK's assasination.

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