A Veteran Reporter's View of History

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Today is the 43rd anniversary of one of Dallas’ most infamous days – the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. We’ll talk this hour with a journalist who was on-duty that day. Eddie Barker was news director and anchor of KRLD-TV, Channel 4 and was prepared to cover Kennedy’s address at the Trade Mart. He became the first reporter to announce to America that Kennedy was dead. He writes about that day and his career as a journalist during an era that changed journalism forever in his new book “Eddie Barker’s Notebook: Stories that made the news (and some better ones that didn’t!)” (John M. Hardy Publishing, 2006).
Eddie Barker hosts “The Talk of Paris” on KPLT 1490, Monday – Friday from 8-10am.
Eddie Barker’s Notebook: Stories that made the news (and some better ones that didn’t!) (John M. Hardy Publishing, 2006)

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