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The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination

JFK's Assassination

On Nov. 22, 1963, hundreds of hours of TV news, radio reports, and home movies captured history as it was chaotically unfolding.

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The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination: JFK's Assassination

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On Nov. 22, 1963, hundreds of hours of TV news, radio reports, and home movies captured history as it was chaotically unfolding.

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Cynthia Long
Cynthia Long

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy

To many this has always been an unsolved Mystery

JFK was shot in Dallas, Texas on the 22 of November 

We are still mourning him, and will always remember

Abraham Zapruder had no idea what he'd be filming 

Would be under scrutiny by the public for viewing

Some said the shots came from the grassy knoll

Where they came from no one will ever know

Jackie Kennedy in terrible shock, crawled out onto the limousine 

She could not recall doing this, when the Secret Service Intervened

Walter Cronkite reported this shocking news to us in tears

And in all his years of work, he will forever be revered

Jackie in her blood stained suit stood beside Lyndon B. Johnson

When he took the oath of office to be next president of our nation

Oswald told the world that he was a patsy

Jack Ruby shooting him on TV was ghastly

Life Magazine chronicled the events

Filling each page with all JFK contents

  To this day there still are reenactments and movies

 And everyone like me still feels this is newsworthy

Cynthia Long
Cynthia Long

My mother had just put me down for a nap

And was folding clean diapers in her lap

When Cronkite broke in on her show

And announced for everyone to know

That JFK had been shot in Dallas

He didn’t want to be callous

Soon Cronkite would announce

The death of Kennedy he pronounced

My parents for many days were  inconsolable 

As this tradegy to the world was quite horrible

All this had happened and it was quite fast

News was coming and it was constant and vast

My father’s birthday that day was to be celebrated

But my parents agreed it would have to be belated

 The world had just changed and in shock and everyone remained

No one could speak and it seemed everyone was ashamed

Of what happened to our President John F. Kennedy

Who everyone thought well of and loved so dearly