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 Online conference to mark JFK’s 100th birthday

At the request of a reader, I am posting a link to an online conference on JFK’s 100th birthday on May 29.  At least one of the speakers, William Law, has done fine work–on the autopsy of the president–and written a fine book about it, In the Eye of History,   I would like to hear the latest on Law’s research.

Source: Schedule – JFK 100th Birthday Online Conference.

 

JFK Declassified, Episode 3 surfaces (in Canada)

Thanks to everybody who has been bombarding History Channel and A&E with questions. No one received anything but a spam answers. So the mystery endures. We still have no explanation of why the History Channel’s “JFK Declassified” series was taken off the air after two episodes, at least in the United States.

Was it poor ratings? Did the show’s “Castro Sorta Done It” semi-conspiracy theory offended somebody in high places? Why is the series available to Canadians only. We’re still looking for answers.

Here’s History Channel’s summary of Episode 3. Read more

JFK rates highest among last ten presidents

As the nation marks the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth on Memorial Day, a University of Virginia Center for Politics-Reuters/Ipsos poll finds that Americans rate JFK more highly than other recent presidents. Read more

Max Holland vs. Oliver Stone: A debate about the CIA and JFK

In response to Max Holland’s recent JFK piece in the Daily Beast, Jim DiEugenio writes:

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Another question about ‘JFK Declassified’

Reader Diana says “JFK Declassified” is showing in Canada. But not apparently in the United States. Why would that be?

“I watched in Canada the third episode of ‘Tracking Oswald’ on the History Channel last night Wed May 17,” she writes Read more

Finding strange bedfellows among JFK conspiracy fans

Santa Rosa’s Ruth Paine spoke of her experience living with Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife to a group in Rincon Valley Wednesday.

Source: Smith: Finding strange bedfellows among JFK conspiracy fans | The Press Democrat

Day 1: History Channel does not respond to JFK queries

Twenty four hours after I first started making inquiries about History Channel’s mysteriously delayed documentary series, “JFK Declassified,” I have only received automated replies from HC’s Twitter account, @History, and their customer relations line (support@history.zendesk.com.) Read more

What happened to ‘JFK Declassified?’

After two episodes the History Channel documentary series JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald, seems to have ceased. The third installment of the six-part series, scheduled for release on Tuesday, has not appeared on the History Channel web site. I’ve asked History Channel for comment. If you have relevant information, drop me a note.
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A comment on ‘JFK Declassified’

Ronnie, a faithful reader, reviews the first installment of “JFK Declassified.”

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9 things you may not know about the Warren Commission

I’m not a fan of the History Channel’s new JFK documentary series, at least of the one episode I’ve seen. But this History Channel article is much better than I expected: 9 Things You May Not Know About the Warren Commission – History Lists

JFK Showdown: CIA’s Bob Baer vs. Jefferson Morley and Dan Hardway

Dan and I will be talking with Bob Baer, the ex-CIA officer who is  host of the History Channel’s docu-series “JFK Declassified.”  The conversation happens at 11:30 ET on Fernand Amandi’s talk radio show in Miami

You can tune in here.

Prelude to a cover-up: CIA ponders ‘appropriate next steps’ on missing JFK files 

Will Trump Release the Missing JFK Files? asks Phil Shenon in Politico. I now think the answer is, probably not.

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Recycling the ‘Castro sorta done it’ theory

First JFK Conspiracy Theory

The first JFK conspiracy theory, published Nov 24, 1963, and paid for by CIA

In an interview with Time.comformer CIA officer Robert Baer, host of the History Channel docu-series “JFK Declassified,” endorses the “Castro sorta done it” theory.

The theory that Oswald and Castro were “the presumed assassins” was first promoted by CIA propaganda assets in Miami two days after JFK was killed. In 2012, it was revived, with additional evidence, by former CIA analyst, Brian Latell.

You can read my interview of Latell here where he makes his case.

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CIA critics reviewed the JFK film ‘Executive Action’ even before it was released

Executive Action is perhaps the most famous conspiracy thriller about the John Kennedy assassination, with the exception of Oliver Stone’s JFK.  Recently released CIA records in the CREST database show that they were keeping an eye the production and how it was being received.  The articles even detail how the CIA may have threatened or tried to stop the production of the film.

Source: CIA Open Source Records on Executive Action | Spy Culture

Dept. of Dubious Theories: Roger Stone still defends his claim about Ted Cruz’s father

Source: On Meet The Press Daily, Roger Stone Defends His Claim That Ted Cruz’s Father Was Involved In JFK’s Assassination