Pretty Intense Stuff

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This is pretty intense stuff. Video from CBS of the initial reports out of Dallas. Dealing with initial reports, first an attempted assassination, then unconfirmed reports of the President’s death, unconfirmed (and wrong) reports of an injured LBJ, and then more. I’m not sure how to describe this but it is surprisingly jarring, upsetting, riveting for something that happened 50 years ago and for a story we all know the end of.

I’m not particularly interested hearing commemoration speeches or the like. But it makes it very real – from the distance of 50 years – hearing people find out for the first time, trying to make sense of conflicting reports and the like.

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