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Former Ch. 7 Anchor Erik Smith Remembers JFK Assassination

Friday, November 22, 2013

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. All across the country, Americans who were old enough in 1963 to understand the events in Dallas are remembering that day.

Millions of Michigan residents were stunned by the news. Among them was a Wayne State University student named Erik Smith. He still has a clear memory of those events -- 50 years later.

Smith went on to become a reporter at WKNR-AM in Detroit and an anchor on WXYZ television.