It was a day that changed history, changed the presidency and changed the country. It was also a day that brought us the first major live breaking-news event of the television era, the first time seemingly the entire nation gathered around their sets to watch anchormen (and, yes, they were all men back then) fill airtime as they waited for new news to report, and then learned from those anchormen, together, about the tragic news that was unfolding.
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