November 1, 2023

WHCA talks with reporter who covered JFK assassination

Former Associated Press reporter Peggy Simpson speaks to the audience next to WHCA President Kelly O'Donnell at National Geographic "JFK: One Day in America" White House Correspondents’ Association screening at the National Press Club in Washington D.C. on Oct. 19, 2023.  (Paul Morigi/PictureGroup for National Geographic)

The WHCA co-sponsored an event with the National Geographic surrounding its new documentary on the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

WHCA President Kelly O’Donnell opened the evening with a video greeting from Clint Hill, one of the Secret Service agents who was in the motorcade in Dallas.

After a screening of one of three parts of the documentary, O’Donnell moderated a panel discussion including former Associated Press reporter Peggy Simpson, who helped cover the events of Nov. 22, 1963 and was in the police station when assassin Lee Harvey Oswald was himself gunned down.

The limited series premieres Nov. 5 at 8/7c on National Geographic with three back-to-back episodes and streams on Disney+ and Hulu on Nov. 6.

Click here to see the discussion.

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