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A vivid recreation of the moments before, during, and after president John F. Kennedy's assassination, based on original audio from ABC interwoven with commentary from Diane Sawyer and fresh interviews with the reporters, secret service agents, and medical personnel who were there. It's harrowing to hear the first breathless reports of the shooting, as well as the somber accounts from Kennedy's funeral, and the little details bring the terrible events back to life. Although the sound quality here is reliably excellent, there's a certain amount of repetition in the material that perhaps makes it best suited to JFK obsessives or those looking for thorough teaching tools.

Publisher's Summary

This edition of Three Shots Rang Out: The JFK Assassination 50 Years Later is an audio-only ABC News special created exclusively for Audible and hosted by ABC World News Anchor Diane Sawyer. Sawyer takes listeners back to Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963, for a “you are there” exploration of the day of U.S. President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. Key moments include:

  • The very first reports of the assassination of President Kennedy.
  • Eyewitness accounts from that day in history and their reflections 50 years later.
  • Highlights from key newsmakers of the day.
  • Go inside the ABC News Radio newsroom as anchors sift through incoming bulletins on the shooting of President Kennedy.
  • Hear from Gayle Newman, the woman who was nearest to the president’s limousine when he was shot; Aubrey Reich and Dennis McGuire, two young paramedics who found themselves in the middle of history; and Gladys Johnson who rented the room where Lee Harvey Oswald was staying that day he when he left for work at the Texas School Book Depository.
  • Hear expanded interviews with Dr. Ronald Jones, who was bedside for both President Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald; and Pierce Allman, a reporter who happened to run into Oswald as he was asking for instructions to the nearest phone.
  • Plus, expanded coverage of President Kennedy’s funeral, and a look at the controversies surrounding the Kennedy assassination with political historian Larry Sabato.

These real time audio reports, eyewitness recollections from 1963, and new analysis make for a powerful experience of this fateful day in recent history.

©2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc (P)2013 American Broadcasting Companies, Inc

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  • Renae
  • Eagle Mountain, UT, United States
  • 08-17-15

Remembering that historic day when I was 15

Listening. to the broadcasts and commentary took me back to my sophomore year when I heard about Pres. Kennedy's assassination like ni other documentary I have researched. Many of the same emotions resurfaced and I realized why I thought there was hope for his survival when there was not. Good insights. Fascinating and frustrating still.

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Amazing book!

This was a great book everyone should listen to! I learned alot more details in the assassination of JFK. I'm keeping this one in my audible library for my family to listen to.

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Different!

Crazy to hear about this in a different way! I really like this book! But so many questions still!

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interesting insight regarding the days of sadness.

I look forward to hearing disclosure in the year 2017. The government kept the Zuprada film locked away for 12 long years was really disturbing.

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Still gives me cold chills

I was 9 yes old when this happened. I stayed glued to the tv or radio for the next 4 days , in shock , in grief. Even as I child I knew who Pre. Kennedy was. I so remember him winning the presidency ! I was elated. Over 50 yrs and all these feelings come rushing back

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A Fanstic Review of History

This was just a superb and amazing examination of the JFK assassination. Growing up after JFK was assassinated I never had the same sense of shock that people who lived through it did. It was their 9/11 and this documentary really brought it to life for me. In fact, I got a little teary eyed at some points listening to it. I can't recommend listening to this enough.

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Nostalgic

I found it interesting listening to peoples' accounts of their memories of this tragic day.

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Interesting listen

This was a very interesting listen about the assassination of JFK. I enjoyed hearing different perspectives--doctors, witnesses, and reporters on the scene. Fact and opinion-filled, full, and thought-provoking.

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  • Jo
  • 06-20-15

I still remember

I was in fifth grade and remember watching the TV all weekend. And I can remember it like it was yesterday that weekend of November 22, 1963 does live on in infamy.

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amazing history

so amazing. felt like was happening now. it was so well down. it was like listening to live news. hearing the memories of those who were there was so touching.