Man who filmed UT Tower shooting dies at 82

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Posted on February 4, 2013 at 10:29 AM

AUSTIN, Texas -- The man who filmed the infamous shooting at the University of Texas Tower nearly 46 years ago has died.

Gordon Wilkison shot the video on Aug. 1, 1966, as Charles Whitman shot 14 people from the UT Tower.

Wilkison says he risked his life to get that footage. He went on to cover presidential campaigns for John F. Kenny and Lyndon B. Johnson.

Wilkison was 82 years old.

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