On October 29:
“Don’t miss this rare opportunity to witness a riveting conversation between Howard P. Willens of the Warren Commission and G. Robert Blakey of the U.S. House Select Committee on Assassinations. For the first time ever, these key members will appear together to publicly discuss the context and findings of the two crucial government investigations into the death of President John F. Kennedy.”
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Lee Harvey Oswald being arrested at the Texas Theater, November 22, 1963
In a 2013 essay for Time magazine,the late Gary Mack wrote about this photo of Oswald’s. The photo is interesting but the editorial treatment is fascinating Read more
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In a welcome development, the Sixth Floor Museum is holding a debate about the causes of JFK’s assassination on October 29. Long reluctant to engage with critics of the official story, the Dallas museum is opening itself to new points of view.
I suspect curator Stephen Fagin is responsible. I did an oral history of my JFK journalism for the Museum, and I found him to be a perceptive questioner who was interested in different interpretations of November 22.
The two participants in the Oct 29 could not be more qualified to represent their views. Read more
Only four home movie photographers are known to have captured the assassination of President John F. Kennedy as his motorcade traveled through Dealey Plaza on Nov. 22, 1963.
Source: Sixth Floor Museum Acquires Third Of 4 Known Home Movies From JFK’s Dallas Assassination | KERA News
Persistence pays. Eventually the thought police will back off, especially if you have tenacious counsel like Brad Kizzia.
No one can tell this JFK tale better than Dallas Observer’s inimitable Jim Schutze.
Robert Groden Settles with Sixth Floor Museum in Kennedy assassination Battle. | Dallas Observer.
Charles Briggs, CIA officer and Sixth Floor Museum supporter
His name was Charles Briggs and he served as Executive Director of the Agency, which is the number three position in the agency’s hierarchy. His obituary in the Washington Post states:
A notable contribution was serving as liaison for the creation of the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, TX dedicated to the JFK Assassination.
The CIA’s intervention in the creation of popular culture is not unprecedented — witness its support for the Iowa Writer’s Workshop — but this episode of cultural production is especially intriguing. Read more
From a faithful reader: “Gary used his expert knowledge with uncommon grace and skill – not only with his co-workers (of higher and lower rank), but with the media (thanks in part to his own radio/TV experience)….. Read more
Gary Mack, curator of The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas, and a nationally known authority on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, has died.
Mack made two important contributions to the JFK story.
“Author and journalist Max Holland will trace the tangled history of the most famous yet misunderstood piece of evidence from the assassination: the 26.5-second long film made by Dallas businessman Abraham Zapruder.”
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Four young photographers working for the daily newspaper Dallas Times Herald in 1963 were assigned to the team tasked with capturing the President’s much-anticipated visit to Dallas. They’ll be talking about their memories of that day on Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm at The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas.
Tickets are $25.
From a faithful reader in Dallas:
“On Saturday October 4, the Sixth Floor Museum’s 2014 Living History Series, presented a talk by Pierce Allman, who was the program director at WFAA Radio in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Allman was in Dealey Plaza at the time of JFK’s assassination, and was one of the first media representatives inside the Texas School Book Depository (TSBD) after the shooting.
Yesterday, I asked the Sixth Floor Museum to comment on Robert Groden’s lawsuit against the City of Dallas for “malicious prosecution.” This morning I received this reply:
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Paul Hoch begs to differ with me on Roger Stone. I think Stone’s upcoming book on LBJ and JFK’s assassination should be taken seriously because of Stone’s contacts and experience. Hoch finds Stone to be an unreliable analyst who is prone to exaggeration.
Hoch cites one point of fact — about Richard Nixon and Jack Ruby — where he thinks Stone is misinformed. His argument, endorsed by Gary Mack of the Sixth Floor Museum, provides a useful test of Stone’s credibility.
I have tremendous respect for Paul Hoch, who knows the JFK case better than almost anyone and has taught me a great deal about bad evidence. But in this case, I think he his mistaken, and Stone is probably right.
Dealey Plaza is not just the place where President Kennedy was killed 50 years ago. It is also the site of an ongoing struggle over the meaning of the First Amendment in 2013. And nobody has covered the story better than Dallas Observer blogger Jim Schutze.
In his latest dispatch he asks, “Who Died and Made the Sixth Floor Museum the King of Dealey Plaza?