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An in depth tutorial and discussion around the assassination of John F. Kennedy, (JFK) the country's 35th president who was brutally murdered in Dallas Texas on November 22, 1963.
Episode 47 is a continuation of our journey into the mysterious world of the Grassy Knoll and the idea of a conspiracy. This episode is dedicated to one witness Richard Randolph Carr and is the first in a two part series. Carr happened to be inside the new criminal courts building at the time of the motorcade on November 22nd, and what he saw from a high floor was nothing short of fantastic. This building was still under construction at the time of the assassination. His testimony was taken by the FBI but his statement was altered and augmented so as not to be contradictory to the lone gunman theory. He was completely ignored by the Warren Commission and did not testify under oath until Jim Garrison conducted the Clay Shaw trial in 1969. Episode 47 sets the stage and Episode 48 reproduces the entirety of his Clay Shaw Trial Testimony. These two episodes should be listened to in conjunction with one another. Once again, the tragedy that is the assassination extends itself to more than just the President. After we wind down our coverage of the Dealey Plaza witnesses, the next series of episodes waiting in the wings will cover a wide array of forensic topics including the autopsy. These episodes have begun to explore an array of matters that dive into a deeper darkness related to what went on that day in Dallas. Matters that possibly point to a wider and more sinister plot to kill the president and that clearly call into question theory that there was a lone assassin. Complex cases without an eyewitness that can actually identify the shooter make the forensic and circumstantial evidence that much more important. Ironically, problems abound with much of the evidence in this case. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting.
Even as early as 1964, rumors and serious concerns over the lone gunman theory and the evidence that might contravene it, were becoming a major concern for the government and the commission. Conspiracy theories were contrary to the government's stated narrative from the very beginning. Stay tuned as there are many more episodes to come!
This series comprehensively explores the major facts, themes, and events leading up to the assassination in Dealey Plaza and the equally gripping stories surrounding the subsequent investigation. We review key elements of the Warren Commission Report , and the role of the CIA and FBI. We explore the possible involvement of the Mafia in the murder and the review of that topic by the government's House Select Committee on Assassinations in the 1970's. We explore the Jim Garrison investigation and the work of other key figures such as Mark Lane and others. Learn more about Lee Harvey Oswald the suspected killer and Jack Ruby the distraught Dallas night club owner with underworld ties and the man that killed Oswald as a national TV audience was watching. Stay with us as we take you through the facts and theories in bite sized discussions that are designed to educate, and inform as well as entertain the audience. This real life story is more fascinating than fiction. No matter whether you are a serious researcher or a casual student, you will enjoy the fact filled narrative and story as we relive one of the most shocking moments in American History. An event that changed the nation and changed the world forever.