On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, the Museum of Broadcast Communication will show TV news coverage of the day. The museum, located in Chicago, will start showing the NBC coverage of the assassination at 12:34 p.m. Friday, when the story broke 50 years ago to the minute. “It will be an opportunity for people that lived through it the first time to re-live it again – certainly an indelible moment in their lives – and for a younger generation to see and hear things that their parents and grandparents have talked about for 50 years,” museum President Bruce DuMont said.
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DuMont says what’s striking about the coverage is the lack of modern communication. One of the anchors, Frank McGee (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_McGee_(journalist)) holds his phone up to the microphone so the audience can hear the reporter in Dallas. The museum has had this video for some time, and shows a clip of it regularly, but it will show all of it Friday, stretching into the evening. Museum admission is normally $12 for adults, but it’ll be free on Friday.