November 22, 1963: a CBS News Bulletin

President John F. Kennedy was assassinated on November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas. CBS's Walter Cronkite, "the most trusted man in America," delivered that news carrying the weight his own emotion and the emotion of an entire country. President Kennedy's death was an not only an occasion to mourn the loss of a youthful and vigorous commander-in-chief but also a development in a series of unfortunate events that seemed to plague America in the 1960s. His fleeting presidency would be remembered for his call to "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" and his proclamation of a torch passed to a new generation of Americans.