Witness to History -Eddie Hughes discusses the Dallas Morning News and the Kennedy Assassination

Eddie Hughes with photo of himself as a younger man

Eddie Hughes

Albuquerque Press Women and Friends look back in history this month as Eddie Hughes, reporter/photographer for the Dallas Morning News talks about what it was like to cover one of the most important events of the 20th century. APWF meet in Monday, Nov.11 at 11:30 a.m. at Mimi’s Cafe (4316 The 25 Way).

Hughes is still busy writing and editing a weekly newsletter for his Del Norte Rotary Club in Albuquerque. He was a young reporter working in Dallas when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated there in 1963. He covered the assassination and the burial of Lee Harvey Oswald, the assassin a few days later. He will discuss what he saw and wrote about for the Dallas Morning News.

Hughes has had a busy and varied career. He served 12 years in the Texas Army National Guard, where he rose to become a Master Sergeant. He spent 8 years as a free-lancer, writing and editing travel magazines in New Mexico, Wyoming and Colorado. He had a 25-year career as a public relations manager with Southwestern Bell, and retired in 1990.

This should be one of our most interesting programs and we encourage everyone to attend. APWF Press Women and Friends meet monthly on the second Monday. Anyone is welcome at meetings, but non-members will be charged an additional $5. Attendees order individual meals directly from the menu. APWF focuses on a wide variety of communication opportunities and welcomes anyone working in the field.