Tag Archive for Oliver Stone

Former CIA official on JFK secrecy: ‘You do great harm to the public record’

 After a speech on CSPAN about the impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations by William Nolte, a former CIA counterintelligence official, Karl Golovian asked him about the 1,100 JFK records that the CIA is still keeping secret until October 2017.

Nolte, a critic of Oliver Stone, responded that it sounded like a classic case of over-classification and a disservice to the public, but….

Watch a clip of Nolte’s comments here.

Nolte said:

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On the Web: JFK scholars at American University

I can’t say enough about Who Killed JFK?, a Web site created by students of professor Don Fulsom at the American University in Washington, DC.

The stylishly designed site features interviews with journalists and researchers, smart summaries of the various theories, and thoughtful reflections on Oliver Stone’s movie “JFK.”

American University, of course, is where JFK gave his prophetic “strategy for peace” speech at the school’s commencement ceremony on June 10, 1963.

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JFK questions from middle school

Jackson is an eighth grader in New York state. He beginning a two-month research project JFK’s assassination, a subject he has learned something about from his father. He wrote to JFK Facts to say he is “intrigued by our nation’s tragedies and the controversies of his assassination” and had some questions.

Jackson’s questions …

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Oliver Stone to talk about America’s untold history

Oliver Stone will screen the 10th and final episode of his TV documentary series, The Untold History of the United States at the Goethe Institute in Washington DC on Feb. 15 at 7 pm

Tickets are $35 and include a reception.

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Joe Pesci as David Ferrie

Joe Pesci as David Ferrie

Facebook reminds me of one of the pleasures of Oliver Stone’s JFK: brilliant actors in complex roles.

Case in point: Joe Pesci as David Ferrie, the very weird New Orleans pilot who flitted in and out of the JFK assassination.

JFK Facts has obtained a never-before published photo of Ferrie that I will post soon.

Oliver Stone wraps up ’50 Reasons for 50 Years’


In the last installment of this epic and enlightening series, host Len Osanic talks to the director of “America’s Untold History” about JFK’s enemies without reference to the assassination. Rather, Stone compares JFK to his predecessor Dwight Eisenhower and successor Lyndon B. Johnson and explores what an unusual president he was in resisting the pressure for militarization and war.

JFK was ‘fighting with the military on all fronts”

Oliver Stone talks to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now about JFK and the untold history of the United States.

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Oliver Stone at the Newseum

I’m looking forward to A conversation With Oliver Stone, to be held at the Newseum here in Washington at 2 pm Friday, November 1. Read more

The lineup for the JFK conference in Pittsburgh

From the PR Newswire via Sacramento Bee: “Experts Gathering to Mark Historic 50th Anniversary of JFK Assassination.”

The speakers at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh on Oct 17-19 include:

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Score one for Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone makes his case.

The combative Hollywood director takes on anti-conspiracy theorist Cory Franklin in a piece for the Chicago Tribune.

Score one for Stone. When the two pieces are compared, Stone’s argument is more precise and factual.

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Indy Week’s useful JFK guide

The JFK assassination story is bleeping complicated.

From Indy Week, the North Carolina alt-weekly, comes a useful guide for making sense of it all: 13 documents you should read about the JFK assassination. Read more