Michael O’Hehir reports from New York an hour after the shooting of President Kennedy, describing the shock and confusion in the United States.
- Title President Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, Texas
- 1st Broadcast 22/11/1963
- ContributorMichael O'Hehir (Reporter)
- Clip Duration 00:03:07
- Material Type Audio
- Series title RTÉ News
- Clip title "President Kennedy has been assassinated"
- Extended description
Irish sports commentator Michael O’Hehir happened to be in New York when the news broke that President Kennedy had been shot dead. He phoned in this report to RTÉ an hour later, describing the shock and confusion in the United States.
O’Hehir says that the president’s motorcade was going through Dallas, Texas when an assassin opened fire. "President Kennedy slumped onto the lap of Mrs Kennedy, who was sitting beside him and she was heard to scream 'oh no'." Governor Connolly of Texas was also seriously wounded and they were rushed to hospital, where President Kennedy received the last rites.
O’Hehir talks about how already the news has hit people on the streets of New York, who are in groups around transistor radios, "and men and women weeping with the news coming over that radio that the president had died". It has just been reported that a man has been arrested.
A news report for RTÉ by Michael O'Hehir.
This report was broadcast on Radio Éireann on 22 November 1963.
The accompanying image is from the RTÉ Guide, 19 November, 1993.
- Local keywords President Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, JFK, Dallas, Texas, Governor Connally, John Connally, Jacqueline Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, New York, Radio Éireann
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Genre News
- Topic Politics and Economics
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Production year 1963
- Country of production Ireland
- Original identifier LA002401
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
- Original language English (eng)
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