"President Kennedy has been assassinated"

EXHIBITION : PRESIDENT KENNEDY IN IRELAND

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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
  • Contributor
    Michael 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.

  • Information

    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
  • 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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    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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