Fox News to air federal prosecutor’s JFK analysis

“50 Years of Questions: The JFK Assassination” will premier Saturday, November 9, at 9 pm eastern time on the Fox News Channel.

A man named John Orr is involved, which I think is a good sign. I met Orr, a former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor, many years ago when I was working at the Washington Post. He had developed an interest in the JFK story and done some original analysis. He impressed me as an even keeled career civil servant with first-rate investigative skills. Here’s what Fox News says about him.

“An exclusive with former U.S. Justice Department prosecutor John T. Orr details his investigative report and uncovers that the FBI has been withholding forensic details of the JFK investigation for 50 years.”

The show “will examine both the FBI investigation, the botched autopsy and why the Warren Commission’s finding that Lee Harvey Oswald was a single lone nut gunman does not add up.”



  1. Chris Roberts says:

    He will probally agree with o’Reilly on Oswald did it alone theory.
    If I am wrong on this then so be.

  2. Dan says:

    In 2003 FOX News had the most accurate and objective 40th anniversary hour special of all the network specials, anchored by Greta Van Susteren. I say this even though I do not favor the FOX political slant. Let’s hope their special this year lives up to the standard for objectivity they set ten years ago. If so, they could get a lot of viewers.

  3. PBR says:

    Below is a link to Orr’s analysis of the shots in Dealey Plaza. It’s different and interesting. He still has Oswald firing shots and so his baseline evidence is that of the Warren Commission. Namely, that Oswald did fire from the Book Depository. This despite the inconclusive evidence. Nonetheless Orr’s thesis is worth a look.

    • Brian LeCloux says:

      He must be ignoring Adams and Styles that LHO did not come down from the 6th floor at the time required to have been the, or a, shooter. Their importance as witnesses and what they told authorities is nicely detailed in Barry Ernest’s excellent book, The Girl on the Stairs, and a recent interview for a documentary shown on the Travel Channel.

    • Neil says:

      Orr’s thesis is more believable than the Single-Bullet Theory. He seems to use sound scientific evidence to support his conclusion.

  4. mitchum22 says:

    Alas, 60 minutes of lies. The first shot? Of Ruth Paine, with zero mention of the many sinister connections surrounding her and her husband.

    What should we have expected of a scumbag operation?

  5. Neil says:

    I found the show very fair to all viewpoints of the assassination. Unlike most news media documentaries, Fox didn’t take a side.

    • Ronnie Wayne says:

      No,not per se. But the Ruth Paine bit along with a few other items did kind of skew the view. Progress I guess.
      The Geraldo show afterwards was better. While he supported LN he did give Jim Marr’s about 20-30 seconds and actually let Dr. Wecht get on an extended rant without cutting him off.

  6. Phil says:

    Does anyone have an opinion on Mr. Orr’s conclusions?

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