Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil reflect on covering JFK’s assassination

BY News Desk  November 21, 2013 at 8:08 AM EST

On Nov. 22, 1963, Robert MacNeil and Jim Lehrer were two reporters covering a presidential visit. MacNeil was a White House correspondent for NBC News. Lehrer was working the federal beat as a reporter for the Dallas Times-Herald. Both men were assigned to cover President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Dallas. They ended up reporting on his death.

Watch NewsHour co-founders MacNeil and Lehrer’s full interview with Judy Woodruff in the playlist above. And tune in to Thursday night’s broadcast of PBS NewsHour to catch our special report on the JFK assassination.

For more on Kennedy’s legacy, explore all of NewsHour’s coverage to mark the 50th anniversary of his assassination.