Forty-nine years ago today, President John Kennedy was shot in Dallas, Texas. Where were you when you heard the news, and how did you react? My wife and I were on the road from Wickliffe,Kentucky to Paducah, 28 miles away, after visiting her mother. The radio was on, and suddenly one of the local announcers broke in, breathing heavily, to tell us that JFK had been shot, and taken to a hospital. I glanced over to Phyllis, and saw tears running down her face. We arrived home, and I immediately headed for the TV station, where I worked as an anchor-reporter. By then, NBC News was on the air with Chet Huntley and Frank McGee. It wasn't long until those two men, their voices shaking, reported that the President had died. Ourtide, a light rain was falling. I thought, even the skies are weeping. That Friday, we were preparing for a local telethon to raise money for Easter Seal centers in four different states. It would run 15 hours, and NBC game show host Art James was going to be the emcee. The question was, cancel the telethon or go ahead with the telecast. The decision was--to carry on. The cause was too important, and despite the shock of Friday, we'd go on. The telethon went on the air at 10pm Saturday in our studios. On Sunday morning, one of our directors glanced at a monitor which always carried what NBC was feeding. Lee Harvey Oswald appeared on the screen. Quickly, the director put the NBC feed on the air, interrupting the Telethon. NBC Correspondent Tom Pettit was narrating . You know the rest of the story. Well, maybe you don't if you're young. Jack Ruby, the owner of a local Dallas bar, had gotten into the police station with a gun, and as Oswald was walked by, Ruby shot him. Back in the studio, we're in shock. Emcees, performers, producers, directors, all trying to figure out what to do. We knew we would eventually go back to the telethon, how would we handle the transition? Finally, the decision was made to cut away from NBC and our folks handled it about as well as we could under the circumstances. That's my story. What about yours?