“After those interviews with Arlen Specter, my belief in that government would never be the same.”
— Investigative journalist Gaeton Fonzi, writing about his 1966 interviews with former Warren Commission staff lawyer Arlen Specter.
At the urging of Philadelphia lawyer Vincent Salandria, and at a time when the Commission’s medical conclusions were being questioned, Fonzi conducted a series of interviews with Specter and found his responses wanting.
Fonzi later worked for the Church Committee and the House Select Committee on Assassinations, and wrote “The Last Investigation,” where this quote appears (p.27).
Fonzi died in August 30, 2012. Here’s his obituary from New York Times.
Recordings of the interviews were provided to the Mary Ferrell Foundation by the deceased Fonzi’s wife and are available for listening.