Oral History

Bob Jackson

In 1963, Jackson was a photographer with the Dallas Times Herald. On November 22, 1963, he covered the president’s arrival at Dallas Love Field and, while riding in the motorcade, spotted a rifle in the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository building. He was also at Parkland Memorial Hospital and Dallas police headquarters that day. On Sunday, Jackson captured an iconic image of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald, which won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize in News Photography. Recorded November 22, 1993, October 23, 2003, February 28, 2007, April 17 and July 22, 2009, September 10 and October 16, 2010, November 10, 2012, November 1 and 20, 2013, November 18, 2014, and September 21, 2016.