Re: What is the first big news story you remember?
The Cuban Missile Crisis for sure. It was scary for us kids and that had a lot to do with the adults around us being so fearful. The thing that some didn't realize is that the year prior,America had set up ballistic missiles in Italy and Turkey. An agreement was reached in good part because Kennedy agreed to dismantle missiles at least in Turkey. Not to try to invade Cuba again,in my opinion,was the lesser part of the negotiated agreement.
"Truth is like the sun,you can shut it out for a time,but it ain't going away"-Elvis