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GRAPHIC IMAGES: Tracking down the legendary footage of JFK's assassination

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 02:25

(WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT)Former Life magazine reporter Richard ''Dick'' Stolley talks about how he acquired the home movie that shows the assassination of JFK. Display (no reporter narration). Produced by Mana Rabiee.

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++CONTAINS GRAPHIC FOOTAGE OF THE U.S. PRESIDENT BEING SHOT++ PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS VIDEO THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 RESENDING TO CORRECT SPELLING OF ABRAHAM ZAPRUDER IN CAPTION CAPTION OVER A VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF KENNEDY IN MOTORCADE November 22, 1963 - the day President Kennedy is shot CAPTION OVER VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF ZAPRUDER FILM WITH PHOTO OF ZAPRUDER 58-year-old clothing manufacturer Abraham Zapruder captures the moment on his home camera VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF STOLLEY INTERVIEW WITH ZAPRUDER FILM (SOUNDBITE) (English) RICHARD STOLLEY, JOURNALIST AND MAGAZINE EDITOR, SAYING: "We knew what happened; we knew that Kennedy had died. We didn't have a clue as to what it looked like." CAPTIONS OVER VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF PHOTOS OF YOUNG DICK STOLLEY Life Magazine journalist Dick Stolley hears someone captured the shooting on film Stolley finds Zapruder in the phone book and Life magazine buys the film for $150,000 VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF STOLLEY INTERVIEW WITH ZAPRUDER FILM (SOUNDBITE) (English) RICHARD STOLLEY, JOURNALIST AND MAGAZINE EDITOR, SAYING: "And that Saturday morning when I saw the Zapruder film for the first time I was totally unprepared for that." CAPTION OVER VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF VARIOUS SHOTS OF LIFE MAZAGINE ARTICLE Life magazine publishes individual frames of the Zapruder film but leaves out the fatal shot VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF STOLLEY INTERVIEW WITH ZAPRUDER FILM (SOUNDBITE) (English) RICHARD STOLLEY, JOURNALIST AND MAGAZINE EDITOR, SAYING: "Seeing frame 313, the head shot, when the whole top of the president's head goes up in this great plume of brain matter and blood." CAPTION OVER VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF ANIMATED SHOT OF LIFE MAZAGINE BOOK The entire Zapruder film is now published for the first time frame-by-frame in a Life magazine book written by Stolley VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF STOLLEY INTERVIEW WITH ZAPRUDER BOOK AND CAMERA (SOUNDBITE) (English) RICHARD STOLLEY, JOURNALIST AND MAGAZINE EDITOR, SAYING: "I knew it was going to be an important contribution to American photography. But to realize that 50 years later I'm sitting here talking to you about it. No, not a clue." CAPTION OVER VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF PHOTOS OF A YOUNG STOLLEY AND ZAPRUDER Stolley Zapruder do not remain in touch VIDEO SPLIT SCREEN OF STOLLEY WITH ZAPRUDER PHOTOS (SOUNDBITE) (English) RICHARD STOLLEY, JOURNALIST AND MAGAZINE EDITOR, SAYING: "I did call him up at one point and say 'Mr. Zapruder I realize that you gave away all the copies of the film and Life magazine took the original.' I said, 'I don't think you've got a copy of the film, I'll send you one.' And I'll never forget his answer, he said, 'I do not want that film in my house.'" CAPTION OVER SPLIT SCREEN OF YOUNG STOLLEY PHOTO WITH ZAPRUDER FILM FREEZE FRAME Richard "Dick" Stolley is forever linked to the Zapruder film and to the death of JFK VOICE OVER VIDEO OF ZAPRUDER FILM (SOUNDBITE) (English) RICHARD STOLLEY, JOURNALIST AND MAGAZINE EDITOR, SAYING: "Partly because there is a record of it from beginning to end. And that makes it hard to forget. If there had been no filmed record of this, just maybe snatches, fragments of photography and all the rest, I don't think the memory would be nearly as intense as it is now."

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GRAPHIC IMAGES: Tracking down the legendary footage of JFK's assassination

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 02:25