TULSA - If the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy 50 years ago Friday seems a world away in time, consider this: A radio reporter in the motorcade broke the news to the world by shouting into a mobile phone.
Merriman Smith was the Chief White House Correspondent for United Press International.
He was a Pulitzer Prize winner, and also broke the news to the nation when Franklin Delano Roosevelt died in 1945.
Smith's recollections of that day are preserved in UPI audio dug up by our KRMG staff.
We found it on a website called Downhold, dedicated to the UPI's place in history.
We also threw in audio from WBAP Dallas reporter Bob Welch.
You can hear our special report HERE.