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Where were you when JFK was shot? TODAY viewers, anchors look back

Nov. 22, 2013 at 11:55 AM ET

November 22, 1963, is a day that will resonate in America forever: The tragic day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. 

On the 50th anniversary of JFK's death, we asked TODAY anchors and viewers, along with such legendary journalists as Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather, where they (or their parents) were when they heard the shattering news. 

Video: Legendary journalists Tom Brokaw and Dan Rather remember where they were the day that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated 50 years ago, and talk about the impact of his death and his legacy.

TODAY's Al Roker was one of those who shared his memories: I remember I was 10 years old in 3rd grade at PS 272 in Brooklyn and they had us all leave class. As we were coming down the stairs, people were saying “I think the president has been shot.” When we came into the auditorium the teachers were crying, our principal was crying as he made the announcement.

Here are some of of the memories you shared using the hashtag #JFK50.


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