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A fateful decision that might have saved JFK's life

[Yet MORE evidence that JFK's assassination was an "inside job")

November 15, 2013 7:33 PM

By Bob Schieffer

(CBS News) DALLAS - President John F. Kennedy was murdered in Dallas fifty years ago next week. Among the young reporters on the scene that day were Peter Jennings of Canadian TV and later ABC; Dan Rather of CBS; Jim Lehrer of the Dallas Times Herald and later PBS; and a cub reporter from the Fort Worth Star-Telegram -- our very own Bob Schieffer. Those who covered the assassination and who are still around all these years later have had a long time to think about what might have been.

It was a misty morning as the president spoke in Fort Worth. But by the time he got to Dallas, the sun had come out.

Jim Lehrer was at Love Field assigned to cover the president's arrival for the Dallas Times Herald. He remembers seeing the bubble top on the presidential limousine.

"I asked the agent, a man I knew, who was the agent in charge of the Dallas office of the Secret Service," he said, "'You gonna leave the bubble top up?' I'll never forget it, Bob, he looked up at the sky and [said], 'It's clear.' So then he turns to the other agents who were all there by the car ... and he said, 'Lose the bubble top.'"

{NOTE: This may not seem like much, but in the context of the feelings about the administration at the time, it is ominous. Flyers showing JFK in "police mug shots" for Treason were being distributed in Texas, and UN Ambassador Adlai Stevenson had been hit in the head by a Texas protester just a few weeks earlier.]

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