News of the assassination of President Kennedy

Nov 17, 2012, 12:14 PM

#BBC #Radio #JFK #1963 Supposedly everyone remembers where they were when they heard the news that President Kennedy was shot. For me it was my second birthday, which I’ve no memory of.

In the UK the news came through in the early evening of 22 November. Nowadays the broadcasters would swing into action with round the clock live coverage and analysis. But back in 1963 this is how the news broke on BBC radio. The newsreader is Jimmy Kingsbury.