Tag Archive for Dallas

 Red Duke, surgeon who attended JFK, dies at 86

Dr. Red Duke, initially treated President John F. Kennedy in 1963 and became nationally famous as a medical TV host.

Duke was not one of the doctors who tried to save JFK’s life. Their story will be told in forthcoming documentary, “The Parkland Doctors.” Read more

Didn’t do It: George H.W. Bush

It is true that former president George H.W. Bush was in Dallas on Nov. 22, 1963. It is true that Bush became director of the CIA in 1976. And it is true that, as vice president in the 1980s,  Bush was up to his eyebrows in the nexus of criminal activities known as the Iran-contra scandal.

But,rest assured, G H.W. Bush did not supervise gunmen in Dealey Plaza as

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Another donor to ‘The Parkland Doctors’

Bradford writes: “Just donated $63.00 [to fund the documentary “The Parkland Doctors.”] . If we all chip in what we can, this film project will become a reality and help to spread the truth.”

Watch the trailer for this important project:

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What Mary La Fontaine wrought

Bill SImpich writes of the late Mary La Fontaine, co-author of Oswald Talked.

“She and her husband put together a description of Oswald who walked between the worlds of pro-Castro and anti-Castro that was multi-leveled, nuanced, and really helped me understand the anomalies in this case back in 1996.”

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Jean Hill and the reliability of eyewitness testimony


Jean Hill saw JFK’s assassination up close. A few hours later, she told a Dallas TV interviewer what she saw. Her account is notable for its errors, illustrating the problem with eyewitness testimony in the JFK assassination story. Read more

Gerald Ford killed TV ad boasting about a motorcade in Dallas

From Jesse Walker at Reason, a 1976 presidential campaign ad for Gerald Ford that was never aired–and for two very good reasons.

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Dallas police to Groden: ‘Grassy knoll’ banner must go

The latest antics of the Dallas police, courtesy of the Dallas ObserverDallas Wants JFK Conspiracy Theorist to Remove “Grassy Knoll” Sign.

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What did the doctor who examined JFK’s head wound say?


Dr. Robert McClelland stood at head of the gurney as the Parkland doctors attempted to save President Kennedy’s life. There is no more credible witness about the nature of JFK’s head wound.

What Marina Oswald Porter told Oprah

“And that’s what I want (the) audience to know — that everything good that I learned about John Kennedy came first from Lee and only through him. So, I can swear in front of everybody that Lee Harvey Oswald did not hate President Kennedy — never did.”

via November Days 1963 — Marina Oswald Porter on Oprah 1996

The fractured reality of JFK art

“Fort Worthian Leslie Lanzotti describes her painting style as ‘fractured reality.’ Fitting then that one of her favorite subjects is shrouded in mystery.

“And not just any big question but one of the biggest in the history of the United States.

“Painter Dennis Blagg, her friend and the curator of her current show at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center, was 12 years old and living with his family in Dallas at the time of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

““This was something that always stuck with me,’ the Fort Worth naturalist master said, ‘and there are a lot of questions that just begged to be answered … As a child, I was deeply horrified.’”

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Jackie Kennedy and the anguish of gun violence

“Now a half century later, it is time for all the Jacqueline Kennedy letters to be available for historians, allowing for a more full and accurate understanding about one of the most dramatic moments in 20th century U.S. history. Efforts by the Kennedy family to keep these letters at bay only mute our comprehension of what truly happened on that tragic day in Dallas and the kind of psychological damage that gun violence can wreak on the lives of innocent survivors.”

via The anguish of Jackie Kennedy – CNN.com.

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JFK Lancer announces November conference

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to attend but this get-together in Dallas on Nov. 21-22 is sure to be worthwhile.

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New book details Jackie’s ordeal after JFK’s assassination

“The former first lady constantly provided graphic details of her husband’s death to friends and family and contemplated suicide, [author Barbara] Leaming reveals. Although she put on a stoic face publicly, Kennedy struggled for decades internally.” Read more

Radio reporter to talk about his Oswald encounter

“Former WFAA-Radio Program Director Pierce Allman had no assignment to cover President John F. Kennedy’s visit to Dallas on November 22, 1963. At the last minute, Allman decided to walk to nearby Dealey Plaza to see the presidential motorcade. Read more

Does anybody know anything about this rare JFK film?


From the past, flickering images and new questions for you cineastes, photo experts, and Internet sages:

Vanessa referred me to some JFK imagery I had never seen: a film of the presidential motorcade in Dallas on November 22, 1963, apparently taken from a Secret Service car.

She asks four very pertinent questions:

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