* President's schedule for the day: @
Music-- Symphony orchestras in Boston and Chicago, performing in the afternoon as the news of Kennedy's death spread, changed their programs and played the funeral march from Beethoven's Third Symphony.
* Account from Boston (from time.com): @
* Original introduction from Boston (from WGBH): @
* Boston Symphony Orchestra program for 1963-64 season (revised program for November 22 is on Page 9): @
* Account from Chicago (from orchestra archives): @
-- On the same day that the album "With the Beatles" was released in the United Kingdom, the band was featured on "The CBS Morning News." The segment was to have been shown on "The CBS Evening News" that night. It eventually aired on December 10.
* Watch the segment: @
* "How Walter Cronkite jump-started Beatlemania in America" (from BeatlesNews.com): @
* "Hello Goodbye: Why the Great Mike Wallace Instantly Forgot His Beatles TV Exclusive" (from The Huffington Post): @
-- "The Dick Clark Caravan of Stars" was to have performed in Dallas on November 22. The show was canceled.
* "Dick Clark on the Day America Lost JFK" (John Burke Jovich): @
* Lineup (from A Rock n' Roll Historian blog): @
* "Clark Show Off to Big Openers" (Billboard magazine, November 23): @
From the New York Times, November 23:TOKYO -- The first live American television transmission across the Pacific by means of the communication satellite relay was received clearly here today. Pictures transmitted by the Mohave ground station in California and received at the new Space Communications Laboratory in Ibaraki Prefecture, north of Tokyo, were clean and distinct. The sound transmission was excellent. The transmission was received live from 5:16 a.m. to 5:46 a.m. Viewers here saw and heard taped messages from Ryuji Takeuchi, Japanese Ambassador to Washington, and James E. Webb, director of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. A message of greeting from President Kennedy to the Japanese people, which was to have been the highlight of the program, was deleted when news of the President's death was received shortly before the transmission. In place of the taped two-and-a-half-minute appearance of the President, viewers saw brief panoramic views of the Mohave transmitting station and the surrounding desert area. The American Broadcasting Company and the National Broadcasting Company shared in producing the program.'
From The Associated Press, November 22:
The nation's three major television and radio networks scrapped all commercials and entertainment programs out of respect for the death today of President Kennedy. The National Broadcasting Co., American Broadcasting Co., and Columbia Broadcasting system all said they would devote their entire radio and television programs to news of the assassination and all allied incidents. The Mutual Broadcasting System said it would ban commercials and entertainment features on its radio network until after the President's funeral. ABC said its commercial and entertainment ban would remain in effect indefinitely. NBC said it would observe the commercial and entertainment blackout until "sometime tomorrow night." CBS said it would not return commercials or entertainment programs to its network until after the President's burial. All networks said they would continue broadcasts on radio and TV through the night.
* TV listings for November 22 (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; go to Page 19): @
A New York screening for critics was canceled, and changes to Stanley Kubrick's new movie were made in light of Kennedy's death (detailed below). The film's premiere was delayed; the movie did not open until January 1964.
* From "Stanley Kubrick: A Biography" (Vincent LoBrutto, 1999): @
* From Time.com: @
* From Los Angeles Times: @
Frank Sinatra Jr. kidnapping
Three men who were planning to kidnap the entertainer intended to do so on November 22 in Los Angeles, but it was delayed until December 8 in Lake Tahoe, Nevada.
* From MentalFloss.com: @
* "The most famous magazine cover that never was" *(Washington Post): @