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.
For the first time ever, Howard P. Willens, former Warren Commission attorney, and G. Robert Blakey, former head of the House Select Committee on Assassination investigation, will appear together to publicly discuss the context of these investigations and their findings, offering unique firsthand insights into why questions remain still today, almost 55 years after the assassination.
Willens was a senior attorney on the Commission who kept an interesting diary of his work. I interviewed Willens for JFK Facts a couple of years ago. He acknowledged that he was “naive to say the least” about the CIA when he was investigating the assassination in 1964.
I have interviewed Blakey several times about how the CIA, in the person of George Joannides, obstructed the HSCA investigation. He talks about Joannides here.