Oral History

Hugh Aynesworth

A science and aviation reporter for The Dallas Morning News, Aynesworth was the only known reporter to witness the president’s assassination, the arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald, and the shooting of Oswald by Jack Ruby. The author of JFK: Breaking the News (2003) and November 22, 1963: Witness to History (2013), he is considered an authority on the assassination. Recorded July 28, 1994, November 19, 1998, April 18 and November 19, 2007, October 5, 2013, September 18, 2014, August 7 and 24, 2015, and February 17, 2016.