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On November 22nd, 1963, U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas. News of the assassination gripped the country as people huddled around radio sets to hear the latest broadcasts, some were able to watch live coverage in black and white on their TVs. November 22nd, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the shooting and CBS has decided to stream its broadcast coverage of the assassination, delivered during the four day period following the shooting.

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The online streaming will be hosted on cbsnews.com, it will begin on 1:40 PM ET on Friday, November 22nd, 2013. It will start off by the first breaking network television news bulletin from 1963 alerting viewers that shots had been fired in Dallas. The stream will continue through the weekend and will finally end on November 25th,2013 after the coverage of Kennedy’s funeral and other news from that day. While clips of the broadcast have always been available on YouTube, viewers will get another chance to see the legendary Walter Cronkite announce the assassination of John F. Kennedy as it happened during the live broadcast back in 1963. Apart from the stream, the cbsnews.com website will also provide ongoing coverage of 50th anniversary commemoration events as well as in-depth reports on Kennedy’s presidency.

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