Newsman to discuss JFK killing

Staff report


Sid Davis, a former White House news reporter who was covering President John F. Kennedy the day he was assassinated, will speak at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave., at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, as part of the Trumbull Town Hall series.

Tickets are $25 at the door. Call 330-373-1900 for information.

Davis was in the president’s motorcade on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. He heard the shot that killed the president, reported on the chaos, and witnessed the swearing-in of President Lyndon Johnson aboard Air Force One. His description of the solemn ceremony was the first word flashed to the world of the transfer of power.

Davis will share the story of these events in gripping detail. He will also share stories from his coverage of eight other presidents during some of the most urgent crises of our times.

Davis began his career as a reporter, later becoming news director at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, where he covered city council and organized crime, among other things.

He later served as Washington Bureau Chief for NBC News.

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