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JFK-9 @ 03:36:00
1988 interviews which were excerpted for 1988 John F. Kennedy documentary..full interview camera rolls
interview with SOAP OPERA actress HELEN WAGNER who recalls what was happening at CBS when she heard the news about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Real life intruded on the show in historic fashion on Nov. 22, 1963, when "As the World Turns" was still performed live on air. Wagner's character was talking about upcoming Thanksgiving plans ("I've thought about it, and I gave it a great deal of thought ...") when the broadcast was interrupted midsentence with a "CBS News Bulletin" sign. Viewers then heard Walter Cronkite announcing that President John F. Kennedy had been shot in Dallas. The actors themselves weren't told at the time.