Assassination of JFK - Death Announcement

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Not knowing whether there was a conspiracy behind the death of President Kennedy, officials initially delayed the formal announcement of his death. 

President Johnson told Mac Kilduff, the assistant press secretary, not to tell the world until he and other members of the presidential party were safely aboard Air Force One.

This audio clip is one of the announcements which first told a stunned nation that JFK was gone.

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Author: Carole D. Bos, J.D. 5190stories and lessons created

Original Release: Oct 07, 2013

Updated Last Revision: Jan 29, 2020

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Audio clip online, courtesy U.S. National Archives.


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