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Thomas Grey "Tom" Wicker Oral History Interview - JFK #2, 3/22/1966

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Wicker, Tom (Thomas Grey), 1926-2011
(1926 - 2011). Journalist, White House correspondent, Washington bureau chief, New York Times (1960-1971).
In this interview Wicker discusses John F. Kennedy's [JFK] unique way of giving speeches; Lyndon B. Johnson’s unhappiness with his position as Vice President; Anthony J. Celebrezze’s appointment to the Cabinet, 1962; Wicker’s sources for Kennedy Without Tears; traveling with JFK to Texas in November, 1963; the motorcade through Dallas on November 22, 1963; the confusion after the shooting and learning what happened; gathering information from witnesses and hospital staff at Parkland Hospital; the announcement of JFK’s death and the general atmosphere after; Johnson’s swearing in as President; reporting on the day’s events from the airport; and the rapid transition to the Johnson White House, among other issues.
22 March 1966
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Donated to the United States
JFKOH-TGW-02
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Deeded
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