NBC News marks 50th anniversary of Kennedy assassination with special programming

November 19, 2013
President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive at Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas, Friday November 22, 1963,

President and Mrs. Kennedy arrive at Love Field Airport in Dallas, Texas, Friday November 22, 1963.

NBC News marks the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of JFK with an extensive week of programming that culminates in a two-hour documentary “Where Were You: The Day JFK Died,” reported by Tom Brokaw. Premiering on Friday, November 22 at 9pm, the documentary, nine months in the making, combines personal reflections and NBC News’ archival footage. In his two-hour documentary, Brokaw profiles more than forty people, including the widow of a Dallas police officer who received a letter from First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, and the neurosurgeon who examined the President.

On Wednesday, November 20, Matt Lauer, on NBC’s “Today”, takes viewers on a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, formerly the Texas School Book Depository, where Lee Harvey Oswald worked and shot the President from a sixth floor window on the southeast corner. On Thursday, Lester Holt reports live from Dallas as he takes a look back at JFK, the first modern-day president. And, on the anniversary, Friday, November 22, Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather will be live in studio with Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie while Lester Holt will report from Dallas.

“NBC Nightly News” (6:30pm WYFF-4) will provide special coverage of the anniversary throughout the week, culminating in a live broadcast anchored by Brian Williams in Dallas.

For companion content and to replay and share any of the segments throughout the week, go to NBCNews.com and TODAY.com, and join the conversation at #JFK50.

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