In this C-SPAN video, historian David Wrone, emeritus professor at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, describes the theory that Oswald acted alone as “the fairy tale of Dallas.” He argues that evidence from the crime scene points to a conspiracy by perpetrators who have yet to be identified.
The strength of his presentation is its focus on the rapidity with which Oswald emerged as a suspect and the modesty of his conclusions. Wrone does not theorize. He describes evidence, allowing viewers to draw their own conclusions.
Wrone is the author of The Zapruder Film: Reframing JFK”s Assassination, published by the University Press of Kansas in 2003. He spoke at the Mid-America Conference on History, held in Springfield, Missouri in September 2012.
Watch C-SPAN’s coverage of the entire JFK panel, including audience discussion.