Oral History

Dr. Bob Huffaker

A KRLD police reporter in 1963, Huffaker broadcast the motorcade through Dallas and later covered events at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He then reported live from Dallas police headquarters on CBS and stood a few feet from Jack Ruby when Ruby shot Oswald on live television. In 1964, Huffaker covered the Jack Ruby trial. Following his career in broadcasting, Huffaker was an author, editor at Texas Monthly magazine and a professor of English at Southwest Texas State University. Recorded August 3, 1994, November 22, 1998, July 28, 2006, November 1, 2007, June 24 and November 20, 2008, April 3 and October 28, 2009, June 30, 2010, October 25, 2011, February 22, October 27, and November 10, 2012, February 28 and October 19, 2013.

Dr. Huffaker passed away on June 25, 2018.