“The mores were a little different in those days,” says veteran CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, then a Fort Worth Star-Telegram reporter who rode to crime scenes with the cops he covered and took suspects’ confessions “because I could type better” than the detectives.
President John F. Kennedy's motorcade moves through Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963, the day of the assassination. There was one radio phone in the press car in the parade. When United Press International’s Merriman Smith refused to share it, he was pummeled by his competition. The Dallas Morning News/The Dallas Morning News Buy Photo