Michael O'Hehir reports from New York an hour after the shooting of President Kennedy, describing the shock and confusion in the United States.

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.