The 50th anniversary of the assassination for President John Kennedy is closing fast. Getting a jump on the observances is Face the Nation anchor Bob Schieffer at CBS. Last month, he gave a plug to Philip Shenon's book A Cruel and Shocking Act and its behind-the-scenes look at the Warren Commission. Now, Schieffer airs the enhanced audio from the Dallas police radio scanner. More, much more, to come.
There is one journalistic legacy of the JFK assassination: elevating the newsworthiness of the Secret Service. That is the only thing of interest I found in Pierre Thomas' report on ABC about Ignacio Zamora, an indiscreet agent who left a live bullet in a lady's room at the Hay Adams Hotel. Thomas appears to have received the tip on this non-story from Rep Michael McCaul, the Texan Republican. McCaul's press office has been busy: it landed a McCaul soundbite in Tom Costello's report on undercover airport security operatives on NBC on Wednesday.
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