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As we approach the 50th anniversary of the JFK Assassination, various networks have been rolling specials to remember the day. ESPN is no different. On Sunday, it will offer a report on Outside the Lines looking back on the NFL's decision to play games just two days after President John F. Kenedy was killed. It was a difficult weekend for the nation as anyone who was alive then can attest.
Based on a conversation with Kennedy press secretary Pierre Salinger, then-NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle ruled that the league would play games as scheduled, a decision he would later regret. Giving ESPN an added boost for its piece on the issue is former CBS newsman and Evening News anchor Dan Rather who was in Dallas on November 22, 1963.no comments