Former Texan staffers look back at JFK’s death


The Associated Press

In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy's motorcade travels through Dallas.

Daily Texan Staff

Editor's Note: To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, we decided to reproduce the front page of The Daily Texan that ran the following day, on Nov. 23, 1963. Events like that are collectively shared by a generation, and consequently influence the following generations. The day holds even more historical significance for students here. The death of a president in Texas also marked the emergence of a president from Texas, as President Lyndon B. Johnson took the oath of office that day. The Daily Texan sent staffers to Dallas hours after the incident and cobbled together a special Saturday edition. Today, they tell their stories and remind us why what happened 50 years ago matters today.

Click on the graphic below to view our interactive featuring Daily Texan staffers from 1963 reflecting on their coverage today in JFK Assassination: Then and Now.






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