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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 13 Zapruder Part 5 continues the story of the Zapruder film, and how it evolved as a central piece of evidence and a controlling element of the investigation. A controlling element from the standpoint of attempting to assess the problems with so much of the corroborating forensic and circumstantial evidence that were part of the assassination story from the very beginning. As we have said in prior episodes, there was no eyewitness, or eyewitnesses, that actually saw anyone pull the trigger that day in Dallas. As a result, this case evolved very quickly into an analysis of the forensics and circumstances. The Zapruder film was the only film that captured the actual assassination itself, and it’s cinematic and photographic evidence becomes central to tying together much of the other ballistics information. Episode 13 continues the story of the film's odyssey during the years that Time, Inc. owned the Zapruder film through April 1975 and the fascinating events that involved the film during that period. 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 and the Zapruder film puts much of the evidence in the original story told by the authorities in doubt. Evidence that is complex, incomplete and sometimes conflicting, and evidence that audiences find fascinating and perplexing when they hear the details.
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.
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Published: Mar. 14, 2021 @ 4PM Edit
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