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Tom Wicker

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Kennedy Is Killed By Sniper As He Rides In Car In Dallas; Johnson Sworn In On Plane

Tom Wicker was without a notebook on November 22, 1963. Instead, reported Gay Talese, he “scribbled his observations and facts across the back of a mimeographed itinerary of Kennedy’s two-day tour of Texas.”

Here’s the 3,700-word masterpiece he filed.