Bill Moyers on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television

The Interviews: An Oral History of Television
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News correspondent Bill Moyers worked in John F. Kennedy's administration, and went on to work for the Johnson administration. When he heard about President Kennedy having been shot, he was in Austin and immediately flew to Waco. On the plane, he learned that President Kennedy had died. In Dallas, he approached Air Force One, where now-President Johnson was aboard:

"A Secret Service agent who didn't know me stopped me. And so I scribbled a note that said, 'Mr. President, I'm here if you need me.' And the Secret Service agent took the note in. And in a few moments, he came back to the top of the ramp and motioned me up the ramp. So, I went on the plane, greeted the President. He greeted me. I was there when he took the oath of office and I flew back to Washington with him."

Watch Bill Moyers’ full interview where he details his political career and his move into journalism and beyond.

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