CBS, the network most closely associated with President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, being the network on which Walter Cronkite gave the first television network news report officially announcing Kennedy’s death, has unveiled plans for coverage of the 50th anniversary of the assassination in Dallas.
Cronkite died in 2009, but the CBS News guy assigned to the region who reported on the assassination in
Dallas, Dan Rather is still around.
But Rather, who unwillingly stepped down from CBS News years ago, won’t be part of the news division’s coverage next month — in fact, Rather’s name is not even mentioned in CBS News’ announcement, according to deadline.com.
Dan Rather will be seen on NBC News, in an appearance with Tom Brokaw on Today, on the actual anniversary of JFK’s death, November 22.