Tag Archive for Air Force One tapes

Nov. 22 tapes: ‘Somebody made decisions about what they wanted the public to know and hear ‘

“The government created these recordings. The editing shows that somebody made decisions about what they wanted the public to know and hear and what they didn’t want the public to know and hear.”

Audio engineer Ed Primeau on tapes of conversations from Air Force One, the presidential jet, on November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy was shot dead in Dallas.

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New JFK audio tape: what forensic science reveals

For Sunshine Week 2014, audio expert Ed Primeau explained his forensic analysis of a recently discovered audio recording from November 22, 1963, the day President John F. Kennedy died.

His comments point to a revelatory audio recording that the U.S. government has never made public in the 50 years since JFK’s assassination.

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CNN picked up on JFK’s Facts’ story about the Air Force One tapes


Picking up on a story first reported in JFK Facts, CNN reporter Jake Tapper aired dramatic conversations from the reconstituted Air Force Once tapes from November 22, 1963, capturing the real-time reaction of U.S. government officials as the news spreads that President Kennedy had been shot in Dallas.

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Who else does original reporting on the JFK story?

Herminio Diaz, Tony Cuesta

From left to right, Tony Cuesta, Herminio Diiza and other commandos before the raid on Monte Barreto.

No other website consistently does fact-based JFK reporting the way JFK Facts does.

Oh sure, there are websites that chew over the same ol’ conspiracy theories. There are sites that chew over the same ol’ anti-conspiracy theories.

But there’s only one site that does original, fact-checkable journalism like Arnaldo Fernandez’s account of a CIA-sponsored raid on Cuba in 1966 that generated a credible suspect in JFK’s assassination.

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Support a JFK expert for Sunshine Week

Nationally known audio engineer Ed Primeau is going to join the JFK Facts on Monday March 17 for our Sunshine Week media briefing in Washington on still-secret assassination-related records.

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Bill Kelly on the importance of the Air Force One tapes

“The Air Force One tapes are the black box of the Kennedy assassination,” says Bill Kelly in this interview with Black Ops Radio’s Len Osanic.

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2013 JFK Facts scoop #3: the Air Force One tapes


On Oct. 19, I reported on the first public airing of restored and enhanced recordings of communciations to and from Air Force One on the afternoon of November 22, 1963. My story, “Enhanced Air Force One tapes capture a top general’s response to JFK’s murder,”  was soon picked up by other national news sites.

The story was one of three scoops scored by JFK Facts in 2013.

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Where was Gen. Curtis LeMay on Nov. 22, 1963?

Doug Horne, former Chief Analyst for Military Records for  the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), writes with a comment/correction on our Oct. 19 story, “Enhanced Air Force One tapes capture a top general’s response to JFK’s murder.”

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How Kerry can clarify the JFK conspiracy issue

After raising doubts about the official theory of President Kennedy’s assassination, the Secretary of State is backing away. Read more

Audio engineer on the trail of a missing JFK tape from 50 years ago

When audio engineer Ed Primeau learned in 2011 about a previously unknown recording of radio communications to and from Air Force One on November 22, 1963, he volunteered his own time and expertise to enhance the tape for public consumption.

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Air Force One on the evening of November 22, 1963 (Mary Ferrell Foundation)

That was the day the President John F. Kennedy was shot dead on a Dallas street and the new President Lyndon Johnson and First Lady Jackie Kennedy flew back to Washington with JFK’s body.

“I thought this could really be exciting,” Primeau said in a phone interview. “I’ve always been fascinated by history and the JFK conspiracy questions.”

Primeau, known nationally for his work analyzing recordings heard in the Trayvon Martin murder trial, worked with JFK researcher Bill Kelly at no charge to enhance the tape.

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Long-lost Air Force One tape recalls the day JFK was killed


Historian Douglas Brinkley talks about the significance of the Air Force One tapes from the day President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

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November 22, 1963: the Air Force One flight back from Dallas

This Washingtonian magazine uses the new Air Force One tapes and other research to tell the dramatic story of the first few hours of Lyndon Johnson’s presidency.

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