Nightly News | May 02, 2012
>> earl rose has died. his role in history was as the local medical examiner in dallas the day of the jfk assassination . he insisted it was his duty to perform an autopsy before the president's body was flown back to washington. he tried to block the door when the secret service entered. he lost that argument, though, when the first lady wanted to take her husband's body back home. dr. rose always worried that vital evidence may have been lost right there. days later, he performed the autopsy on lee harvey oswald . dr. earl rose was 85 years old.