Nov. 22, 1963: At 1:48 p.m. (Eastern), CBS News interrupted the soap opera "As The World Turns" for Walter Cronkite to announce that President John F. Kennedy was seriously injured in a shooting in
. Dallas, Texas
A whole crop of new TV specials have been created and aired pegged to this year's 50th anniversary of the assassination. The ones airing today include:
- JFK Assassination: The Definite Guide (History Channel, 8 p.m. ET) -- Includes polling results of thousands of Americans to discover what they do and don't believe about the assassination and who was responsible. The network said it uncovered 311 different conspiracy theories in the process.
- Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live (History Channel, 10 p.m. ET)
- CBS News will stream its original news broadcasts minute-by-minute in real time today on CBSNews.com, just as they were originally delivered. The streaming will begin at 1:40 p.m. ET, the same time the first CBS breaking news bulletins went on the air, and will, of course, include the famous moment when Walter Cronkite announced the president was dead. The coverage of historic newscasts will continue through the weekend, following the four days from the assassination through Kennedy's funeral.