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Bob Schieffer on the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Death: ‘There Were No PR People.’

Junior Reporter Bob Schieffer (left) with Russ Bloxom in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newsroom, 1963

Junior Reporter Bob Schieffer (left) with Russ Bloxom in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram newsroom, 1963

With sincere apologies to all my journo friends, TV news broadcasting will never be like it was in the heyday of the three national networks, when the family gathered ’round the tube for the nightly news.

Rather. Jennings. Cronkite. Brokaw. Smith. Brinkley. Murrow. 

Those were the biggies, but in my fair burg of North Texas, there is none more regaled and respected than the great Bob Schieffer.

The guy has a school of journalism named in his honor for crying out loud. Simply put, he’s the shizzle in Dallas/Fort Worth. And all year long, he has been in the news for what he experienced 50 years ago — reporting the assassination of John F. Kennedy in his own backyard

In a riveting interview from The Daily Beastthe lovely Eleanor Clift writes about Schieffer’s memories from that fateful day near 50 years ago, November 22, 1963.

Among the gruesome descriptions and hearkening memories, Schieffer says something that should strike all of us flacks to the core. More about that after the jump…

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Revolving Door: ‘Newsroom,’ Couric on ‘GMA,’ Palin on ‘TODAY’

The trailer for Aaron Sorkin’s new HBO series Newsroom has been released and it’s got it all — an irate newsman, viral video, F-bombs, and McCoy from Law & Order. The show debuts June 24.

Katie Couric is the week-long guest host of Good Morning America. She got started this morning.

After building suspense over the “legend” that would be making an appearance today, Meredith Vieira made a special appearance on the TODAY show to announce that she’ll be joining the crew to broadcast from the London Olympics.

And more TODAY show surprises this morning when Matt Lauer made a call to Sarah Palin, who will be hosting the show tomorrow. Matt asked if she’s reading newspapers in preparation. Zing!

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