Q: I like very much the site WFAA put on concerning the JFK assassination called “50 Novembers”; a lot of info about that dark day in Dallas back in 1963. In the still pictures and also the archival videos I can see Jay Watson announcing the ongoing events. Watson was a Program Director at the time of the assassination. He looked like a very good broadcaster to me. He also did a lot of smoking too, and on-air. Thank you and everybody at WFAA who took the time to put up the site on JFK anniversary, which happened so many years ago.
A: You are welcome. It was common practice for some folks to smoke on air during broadcasts. For example, Johnny Carson routinely smoked during the Tonight Show. Jay Watson was the WFAA program director that broke into programming to inform the world the president had been shot. He passed away several years ago.