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Episode 54 is the first part of a two part series, which builds on Episode 52 and begins to further elaborate on the events that took place at Parkland Hospital. In Episode 54 and 55, you will hear more details, in their own voice, from three of the key physicians who were integrally involved with the president's care in trauma room one. First Dr. Marion Jenkins and then later Dr. Robert McClelland and Dr. Ron Jones in a combined interview. This continues the story of an emotionally intense thirty minute period in the assassination time line. Some of the most important matters that subsequently arose in the autopsy would be linked back to activities that the Parkland doctors engaged in to try and save the President's life, including the tracheotomy which obliterated the neck wound. Up to this point, we have spent our time primarily on witness accounts and now much of the physical evidence will be reviewed as we pivot to the forensics. We have now embarked on the forensics series and the stories are rich. In the forensics episodes to come, we'll make our way through other important events that took place at Parkland Hospital after the president expired... First the argument over the president's body and then the dash to Love Field as they began the trip back to Washington, and then followed by the mysterious story around the President's autopsy. In forensics, we'll also explore more of the physical evidence involving use and ownership of the Mannlicher Carcano rifle and evidence recovered from the Presidential limousine, as well as damage done to the vehicle.
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 momen