Archive Video: Reporting on John Lennon's Death
By Marc Schneider Posted Dec 8th 2010 10:15AM
Thirty years ago, there was no Twitter or MSNBC or Fox News (or Fox for that matter), so news coverage of that cold night in New York City came in the form of breaking news alerts from older, veteran newsmen, who delivered the sad news with their trademark gravitas. Ted Koppel for ABC, a crusty BBC anchor and even Bill Kurtis (of 'Cold Case Files') broke the news to viewers of Chicago's CBS affiliate. The most widely seen and enduring announcement of the tragedy came from Howard Cosell in the 'Monday Night Football' broadcast booth. Watch that and other vintage news alerts.
ABC's 'Nightline,' Ted Koppel (2 Part Segment With Geraldo Rivera):
'CBS Evening News,' Walter Cronkite:
NBC News Bulletin, Interrupting 'The Tonight Show' (Audio Only)
CBS Los Angeles, Connie Chung and Pat O'Brien:
CBS Chicago, Bill Kurtis:
Mourning Lennon, 30 Years Later
John Lennon's fans gather at New York City's Strawberry Fields in Central Park December 8, 2010 in New York. Fans in several cities held vigils to mark the 30th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, as part of a global day of celebrations of the music icon's life.
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