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Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 8:00pm

FREE, but tickets must be reserved in advance.


Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics: Hugh Aynesworth: How the JFK Assassination Changed North Texas Media

Rosine Smith Sammons Lecture in Media Ethics

In marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John Kennedy, legendary Dallas journalist Hugh Aynesworth will introduce and moderate a panel, “How the JFK Assassination Changed North Texas Media.” Aynesworth covered the assassination and its aftermath as a reporter for The Dallas Morning News and has written several books, including the forthcoming November 22, 1963: Witness to History.

Bob Huffaker, who was a reporter for CBS and KRLD Radio-TV News. He broadcast the JFK motorcade and the Parkland Hospital vigil, then interviewed Lee Harvey Oswald’s mother and also Jack Ruby, whose trial he covered. The Radio Television News Directors Association awarded him and the KRLD team the nation’s highest recognition for their coverage of the assassination.

Darwin Payne, who taught journalism at SMU for 30 years and is now professor emeritus. His career in journalism began as a reporter for the Fort Worth Press, and at the time of the assassination of John Kennedy he was a reporter for the Dallas Times Herald.

S. Griffin (Griff) Singer, who has devoted almost 60 years to journalism, in practice and as an educator. Singer, a Dallas native, was an assistant city editor at The Dallas Morning News at the time of the JFK assassination and the trial of Jack Ruby.


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