Oral History

Hugh Aynesworth

A science and aviation reporter for The Dallas Morning News in 1963, Aynesworth was the only known journalist 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), Aynesworth 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, February 17, 2016, and October 27, 2017.