AP Was There: The Assassination of President Kennedy

EDITOR’S NOTE — On Nov. 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while visiting Texas with his wife.

AP photographer JamesIke” Altgens was near the president, and relayed the news to Dallas bureau chief Bob Johnson, who filed the first AP news bulletin on the shooting.

It read: “President Kennedy was shot today just as his motorcade left downtown Dallas. Mrs. Kennedy jumped up and grabbed Mr. Kennedy. She cried, ‘Oh, no!’ The motorcade sped on.”

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