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The opening of Face the Nation caught my attention as I was channel flipping on Sunday morning. I don’t usually watch the show but they teased an upcoming segment about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy that looked interesting.

I kept the TV on in the background while Bob Schieffer discussed the NSA and other current topics from 10:30 until 11:00 a.m. When the Butch Jones Show came on at 11 o’clock, I was puzzled. How did I miss the JFK piece? I rewound the DVR to make sure I hadn’t spaced out.

Then I thought, “Wait. Why is Face the Nation only half an hour long?” I looked up the show’s website and discovered that it is, in fact, an hour-long program. Our local affiliate only runs the first thirty minutes in order to air the football coach’s show at 11:00. The segment I would have liked to see happened at 11:17 a.m.

Fortunately, the website allows us to easily watch the seven-minute piece, entitled “The story behind the film of the Kennedy Assassination.” Schieffer interviews Alexandra Zapruder, granddaughter of the man whose home movies captured the tragedy, and Dick Stolley, the editor from Life Magazine who bought the rights to publish the frames of the film.

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