On the air at 1:46 EST. Initial coverage from Dallas station WFAA of the assassination of John F. Kennedy. From
the local television newsroom bulletins and information are broadcast to a shocked public. Eyewitnesses to the shooting are interviewed in the studio. Jerry Haynes and Jay Watson report. Assistant News Director and Chief Cameraman Bert Shipp discusses his eyewitness account of the shooting. Ron Cochran reports of the President's death.
A live bulletin is heard by Don Goddard reporting that President John F. Kennedy is shot in downtown Dallas, Texas. This second ABC bulletin follows the first bulletin which airs at 1:41 PM (EST). Continuous ABC Network coverage begins at 2:00 PM. Ron Cochran reports. Reporting from the scene of the assassination on WFAA-TV Dallas is Eddie Barker. Cochran and Ed Silverman continue with updated coverage from ABC headquarters in New York. Other correspondents confirm the death of the President. There are eyewitness accounts reported from Dallas Affiliate WFAA-TV. Correspondents Jay Watson and Bob Walker are heard. From Washington D.C., Edward P. Morgan reports. Bob Clark reports from Parkland Hospital in Dallas where the President was taken. He gives exact details of events which have occurred, moment by moment, from the time President Kennedy was shot. Vice President of ABC James Hagerty contributes commentary with Don Goddard. The Inspector of Police is interviewed at the scene of the book depository where shots were fired. More coverage from WFAA-TV studio interview with Abraham Zapruder is heard. With 8mm camera in hand, he has just walked into the studio with film footage he has shot of the actual assassination. There are updates reported by John Rolfson and Edward P. Morgan. From Times Square in Manhattan, Jules Bergman reports. He interviews people in the street. From State Street in Chicago, Frank Reynolds reports. ABC coverage is least remembered; it is viewed by only 8% of the American public. The majority of viewers tuned into CBS & NBC for what will probably be remembered as the most memorable coverage in TV history for a single event.