National Press Club

Remembering Ike Pappas

November 22, 2008

Remembering Ike Pappas

Legendary radio and television journalist Ike Pappas--a correspondent for CBS News for 23 years--covered a variety of history-shaping events throughout the world: The Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam and Six Days wars, and the Apollo 11 flight to the moon, among many others. Pappas died this past September. He was 75. Among the countless stories he reported, Pappas will forever be remembered as the reporter who shouted "Oswald has been shot!" as he saw Jack Ruby murder Lee Harvey Oswald just inches away, days after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas in November 1963. Pappas provides a detailed and chilling account of the shooting, along with other events he covered in his life in journalism. From an interview recorded on May 24, 2006.

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