Oral History

John Sparks

A veteran Dallas/Fort Worth broadcast producer and journalist for more than four decades, Sparks saved the original WFAA-TV/Channel 8 films and videotapes of Kennedy assassination news coverage from being destroyed in the early 1980s. On November 22, 1963, as a trumpet player in the Eastern Hills High School band, Sparks performed at the presidential breakfast at the Hotel Texas in Fort Worth. Recorded October 6, 2006, November 18, 2014, July 30, 2015, January 13 and November 3, 2016, and April 10, 2018.