The official announcement of JFK's death is made by acting press secretary Malcolm Kilduff:
When asked by a reporter what was the cause of death, Kilduff replied:
"It was a simple matter...of a bullet right through the brain."
"From Dallas, Texas....the flash apparently official...President Kennedy died at 1:00 pm Central Standard Time, 2:00 Eastern Standard Time, some 38 minutes ago."
National Air & Space Museum
Photo by Bill Ingalls
NASA Photo (2004)