The man who shot the Zapruder Film

In the nearly 50 years that have passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, only one film has emerged that shows the shooting from start to finish. CBS correspondent Anthony Mason has looked at it Frame By Frame, and -- fair Warning -- the Zapruder film has lost none of its power to shock:

With his Bell & Howell 8mm camera, Abraham Zapruder loved taking movies of his family.

His granddaughter, Alexandra Zapruder, said, "The home movies that we have are just like everybody else's home movies."

Except one.

The film Zapruder shot 50 years ago next month, on November 22, 1963, of President Kennedy in Dallas. Only 26 seconds long, just 486 frames, the Zapruder film of Kennedy's assassination has become the most famous home movie in American history.

Read the rest of Mason's story and watch video from CBS Sunday Morning.


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