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Bert Shipp covered the JFK assassination and got an exclusive interview with The Beatles during his 38 years in broadcast news. Belo Archives
Bert Shipp covered the JFK assassination and got an exclusive interview with The Beatles during his 38 years in broadcast news. Belo Archives

By JOE SIMNACHER
The Dallas Morning News
Bert Nicolo Shipp and Dallas broadcast journalism came of age together in the 1960s. He was a pioneer who helped shape the medium as it evolved.
During his 40-year career in local television news, Shipp worked in nearly every facet of the profession, from filming automobile accidents and structure fires to covering the assassination of a president. A hard-driving free spirit, he once talked his way into an exclusive interview with the Beatles in their dressing room. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.

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