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JFK’s assassination: How it was reported on CBC TV

As news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination broke on Nov. 22, 1963, CBC TV took to the airwaves with a special news program. Watch the historic broadcast here.

Archival footage from Nov. 22, 1963 — the day John F. Kennedy was shot

CBC TV reports the assassination of JFK, Nov. 22, 1963 6:14

As news of John F. Kennedy’s assassination broke on Nov. 22, 1963, CBC TV took to the airwaves with a special broadcast.

Pictures from the day the 35th U.S. president was slain by an assassin’s bullet on a Dallas street show the confusion and chaos that followed the shooting.

John F. Kennedy was shot by an assassin in Dallas 50 years ago. (Estate of Jacques Lowe/Newseum/Associated Press)

Cameras captured bystanders hitting the ground as shots rang out and the tearful reactions of those who witnessed the shooting.

“[Kennedy] stood for understanding and good relations between his own country and ours,” Prime Minister Lester B. Pearson says in the broadcast.

“I feel that I have lost a friend.”

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