Kennedy reporter to speak at lecture

A journalist who covered the John F. Kennedy assassination will be the next speaker in the Trumbull Town Hall lecture series.

Sid Davis was a White House correspondent for Westinghouse Radio and was covering Kennedy’s visit to Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. He was in the motorcade and heard the gunshots, and he was one of only three reporters on Air Force One watching Lyndon Johnson’s swearing-in as President after Kennedy’s death.

Davis will share his memories of the events that occurred 50 years ago this month.

With 40 years as a reporter, White House correspondent and news executive, Davis has more stories than that to tell. A graduate of Ohio University, Davis got his start working at WKBN-TV in Youngstown, first as a reporter and then as news director. He served as vice president and Washington bureau chief for NBC News, spent seven years as program director for Voice of America, did media commentary for National Public Radio and wrote for The Washington Post and American Heritage Magazine.

He will speak at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Packard Music Hall, 1703 Mahoning Ave. N.W., Warren. Single tickets for the lecture are $25 and are available in advance at 330-373-1900 or at the Packard box office the morning of the lecture. Doors open at 9:30 a.m.