Oral History

Bill Mercer

An award-winning broadcast journalist, Mercer is a member of the Texas Radio Hall of Fame. As a broadcaster with KRLD Radio and TV, Mercer reported live from Dallas police headquarters on November 22, 1963. At a midnight press briefing, he was the one to initially inform suspect Lee Harvey Oswald that he had been charged with the president’s murder. Recorded November 22, 1998, February 23, 2005,  November 1, 2007, November 20, 2008, October 19, 2013, and November 22, 2019.