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Public Reaction to JFK Assassination Here's an interesting NBC news clip. It was filmed on a New York City street less than two hours after John F. Kennedy had been killed in Dallas. Three average citizens share their thoughts.
Tags: JFK  assassination 
Added: 19th November 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-11-19 
To me, the most startling part of this clip to is how well-spoken these people are. In a usual man-on-the-street interview today, the typical person being interviewed can't put three coherent sentences together.
Posted by: Steve on 2008-11-19 
I have a feeling they were screened before hand.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-11-19 
Could be, Steve. Maybe in 1963 they weeded out the ill-informed and ill-mannered people. Today they seem to seek them out.
Posted by: Naomi on 2008-11-19 
Good point Lava. It could very well be because the media today thinks that the ill-informed and ill-mannered are much more interesting to have on camera, which doesn't say much for the media, but then that's another story.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-11-19 
'A gentleman came to an office in which I was transacting business.' Can you imagine anybody beginning an answer in such an eloquent manner nowadays? No? Neither can I!
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