Oral History

Sam Pate

A reporter for KBOX Radio, Pate was on Stemmons Freeway in a mobile news cruiser at the time of the assassination and covered the scene at Dealey Plaza and at Dallas City Hall. Several days later, he recorded a re-enactment of his live KBOX bulletins from November 22, including his famous remark, “It appears as though something has happened in the motorcade route.” Recorded June 22, 2005.

Mr. Pate passed away on August 3, 2009.