9:12am

Thu November 21, 2013
-Eastern Standard

Kentucky Journalist, Kennedy Press Secretary Remembers Assassination

With Kennedy Press Secretary Pierre Salinger on a trip to Japan, it was Kentuckian Malcolm Kilduff who traveled with the President on a campaign swing through Texas.  The assistant press secretary was in a car following President Kennedy as his motorcade proceeded through Dallas.  And it was Kilduff who, on November 22, 1963, confirmed that Kennedy had been killed by an assassin.  Kilduff continued to work as an assistant press secretary with the Johnson Administration, until he became a newspaper editor in Beattyville, KY.  He died in a nursing home there in 2003 and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. 

1979 interview of former Asst. Press Secretary Malcolm Kilduff by WEKU Reporter Ron Smith.