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Barker, Eddie

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 59 library holdings
Classifications: pn4874.b323, 070.92
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Eddie Barker
Eddie Barker's notebook : stories that made the news (and some better ones that didn't!) by Eddie Barker( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide

As news director and anchor of KRLD-TV, Channel 4, then the CBS affiliate in Dallas, Eddie Barker stationed himself at the Trade Mart where Kennedy was to speak. Of course, the president never arrived. And so, Barker found himself ad-libbing on the air, knowing that something terrible had happened but not exactly sure of what it was. When a doctor acquaintance from nearby Parkland Hospital whispered the awful news in his ear, Eddie made what has been called "the greatest snap evaluation of a source in broadcasting history." Eddie Barker became the first reporter to announce to America that John F. Kennedy was dead.
CBS News extra November 22nd [and] the Warren Report( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide

This is the original CBS news special, presented on the day of publication of the Warren Commission Report in 1964, which attempted to explain the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather present interviews with people who knew or encountered his accused killer Lee Harvey Oswald, people who witnessed the assassination, people who witnessed the killing of police officer J.D. Tippit shortly afterward, Oswald's arrest and detention, and the shooting of Oswald by Jack Ruby two days later. Many of the witnesses are interviewed at the sites where the events occurred. News film and video clips from the weekend of the assassination are included. Interviewees include Governor John Connally, Marina Oswald, Mrs. Paine- friend of the Oswalds, R.S. Truly- Oswald's boss, Wesley Frazier- Oswald's fellow worker, Officer Baker who confronted Oswald in the school book depository, Howard Brennan who saw Oswald in the window, the bus driver and the taxi driver that picked up Oswald after the murder, Mrs. Roberts the boarding house maid where Oswald stayed, John Brewer- the shoe salesman who saw Oswald roaming the streets and identified him in the theater, Officer McDonald who made the arrest of Oswald in the theater, and many more. Hear actual Dallas police radio recordings and see Oswald's actual route retraced. Includes rare footage of Lee Harvey Oswald prior to the Kennedy assassination.
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