Our family was glued to our black and white Admiral TV from Friday, November 22nd through Monday, November 25th, 1963.

Here’s a 6+ hour videotape—introduced by NBC News journalist Edwin Newman—of what we saw—in real-time—on that terrible Friday afternoon when President John F. Kennedy was shot: https://youtu.be/eB9am3HGQs0

My 13th birthday was three days later, the day President Kennedy was laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery. As a family, we thought we’d shed all the tears we could possibly shed. And then the TV cameras caught the moment when John Jr. saluted his father’s casket passing by.