Kennedy Assassination Remembered
November 21, 2008 at 11:50 AM (PT)
NOVEMBER 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of assassination of President JOHN F. KENNEDY in DALLAS. REELRADIO will be commemorate the tragedy in two-day streaming special that features over 18 hours of studio recordings from WBAP/FORT WORTH, including the last two speeches made by KENNEDY. Also featured are hours of real-time coverage and commentary from both ABC and NBC radio networks. MORGAN BEATTY and EDWIN NEWMAN are heard on NBC, and TED KOPPEL is heard on ABC -- both on WBAP, which shared frequencies with WFAA.
SATURDAY's (11/22) show includes KENNEDY's last two speeches, interviews with FORT WORTH citizens and much local flavor, news of the arrest of LEE HARVEY OSWALD and the reaction of the nation and the world through SATURDAY, NOV. 23rd, 1963.
SUNDAY's show begins with the shooting of LEE HARVEY OSWALD and a press conference to detail the charges against OSWALD (although he had already been shot) on SUNDAY, NOV. 24th, 1963. It is followed by a moving description of the funeral procession, Mass and burial of Pres. KENNEDY on MONDAY, NOV. 25th, 1963, and concludes with the transition to regular WBAP programming on NOV. 26th, 1963.
"The fidelity of this long-form recording makes it an exceptional listening event." says Richard Irwin, known as "Uncle Ricky" since the founding of the site in February 1996. "We are streaming this one processed by our Optimod-PC and encoded as HE-AAC for the Flash player. What this means is that this state-of-the-art webcast is available to everyone who can view YouTube - IF they subscribe to and support REELRADIO."
The special will be presented over two days, beginning at 10a PT and ending about 9 hours later both days. Access to the Special stream and more information about the REELRADIO Repository is online at the REELRADIO website: http://www.reelradio.com.