She was an unknown woman present during the 1963 assassination of President John F Kennedy. Read more
From the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, the world’s best collection of people talking knowledgeably about the JFK assassination story: people who were there.
In advance of tonight’s CNN Republican presidential debate, Peter Dale Scott has this question for the candidates:
“How can we best fulfill what we now know to have been the intentions of Robert Kennedy with respect to his brother’s murder?” Read more
As seen on JFK Assassination Research Bureau on Facebook:
How the JFK review board got stiffed when it looked for the Marine Corps’s assessments of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Rick Bauer’s recollections of David Ferrie may prompt readers to ask, how does Ferrie figure in the JFK story? Jim DiEugenio explains in this video from Len Osanic’s “50 Reasons for 50 Years.”
“Many witnesses saw Oswald with Bannister or Ferrie in the summer of 1963,” DiEugenio says.
If you know who these witnesses were, send info, documents, and/or links to JFK Facts.
From the Mary Ferrell Foundation, a useful and informative introduction to a central issue in American History: The CIA and the JFK Assassination.
Without resorting to conspiracy theorizing, MFF Webmaster Rex Bradford lays out the historical context and the key questions that endure about the role of CIA personnel in the events leading to Kennedy’s death.
Despite a big budget and a host of A-list actors, Tom Hanks’s JFK flick “Parkland” proved to be a dud, As I wrote here last year, “The fact that the movie tanked at the box office and puzzled critics indicated its presentation of JFK’s murder as a fairly ordinary homicide in Texas had no resonance, even with elite media organizations imbued with a cultural affinity for the lone gunman theory.
But the story of the forces behind the making of the movie, explored in James DiEugenio’s book “Reclaiming Parkland,” is an in-depth tale of the collusive culture-making machinery of Hollywood and major news organizations.
From DiEugenio’s website, Citizens for Truth About the Kennedy Assassination:
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.
JFK Assassination Scenarios is the Facebook page for a closed group that proclaims it is dedicated “solely for the purpose of putting forward YOUR strongest theory regarding WHY JFK was assassinated, What conspiratorial faction was involved, and How the assassination was pulled off.”
“Pete Seeger received some very complimentary obituaries in the American press this week. They only briefly mentioned his blacklisting and definitely did not say anything about the media’s role in the destruction of his career in the early 1950s.”
–via John Simkin at Spartacus Blog.
Check out Karl Golovin’s Facebook page, the message of which is Free the CIA/JFK Files.
Last year I appeared on a PBS Show “NOVA: Cold Case JFK.”
Dr. David Mantik published an extended critique of the show on the Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination Web site.
Josiah Thompson also complained about the show’s marshaling of evidence.
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.
Rare video from Vince Palamara, via JFK Lancer:
Peter Dale Scott’s straightforward interview with Jesse Curry, chief of the Dallas Police Department who was riding at the front of presidential motorcade on November 22, 1963. Curry talks about his observations at the scene of the crime.
Who was Jesse Curry? Spartacus Educational has a good summary.