The man who broke the news that John Lennon had died | New York Post
On the evening of Dec. 8, 1980, WABC-TV producer Alan Weiss was laid up on a gurney at Manhattan’s Roosevelt Hospital, having just been knocked off his motorcycle by a taxi. As he waited for treatment, Weiss peered into the next room to see a group of doctors feverishly working on a shooting victim — one even had his hands inside the patient’s chest cavity. That shooting victim was John Lennon.The events of that night, and Weiss’ attempt to be the first to break the news of the former Beatle’s murder, are depicted in the new movie “The Lennon Report,” opening Friday. Although it’s a dramatization, Weiss insists it’s a largely factual depiction.