By Gus Russo
Then the scoop rang out throughout airwaves, via mobile strains, and through notice of mouth, plunging the rustic into surprise and sorrow. It’s difficult to visualize how the final fifty years may have opened up if President John F. Kennedy had lived. might Vietnam have dragged on until eventually 1974? could Nixon have come into strength? It’s tricky to say—but, combining evocative archival photos with the original, first-person tales of these who lived via it, the place have been You? says what the background books can’t and gives a clean examine what was once, what's, and what could have been given that that fateful day.
In the two-hour NBC documentary occasion that this quantity accompanies, unique correspondent Tom Brokaw interviewed humans just about the tragedy in addition to former heads of nation, politicians, authors, reporters, performers, musicians, and extra. He requested them 5 basic questions, beginning with: the place have been you? jointly, their phrases paint a wealthy and relocating photo of a hopeful kingdom torn asunder by means of grief. it's going to remind those that lived it of a pivotal second in American historical past, and it bears witness for all who follow.