Mercury News Story on Kennedy Assassination Quotes SMC's Fr. Mike Russo
Chuck Barney, the TV critic for the San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times and Oakland Tribune, quoted Saint Mary's Fr. Mike Russo in a story about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The article "Kennedy assassination: How it changed TV forever" focuses on how television news was transformed by its coverage of the public murder of the nation's 35th president in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963 and includes observations by the Saint Mary's communication professor about CBS news anchor Walter Cronkite. Russo, whose academic research focuses on the press and politics and the media and the Catholic Church, was a desk assistant for Cronkite in the late 1960s. Read the article.