The Night They Told Us John Lennon Died

30 years ago this evening the news of John Lennon’s death rocked our world. In the United States, it was ABC’s Monday Night Football and specifically Howard Cosell who broke the news to the television viewing public. It was an odd twist of fate, as ABC’s Alan Weiss was coincidentally in the same hospital where Lennon was taken on the tragic evening after suffering an accident, and he notified the station from a hospital pay phone.

In this video preview of the ESPN show Outside the Lines, Wiess and Dr. Stephan Lynn recall the events of that evening.

Link to ESPN’s OTL preview

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