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Six Seconds in Dallas
The Assassination of JFK
Guides and Guests
| Josiah Thompson - Historian
A one time philosophy professor at Haverford University, Yale-educated Thompson is an investigator in high visibility criminal prosecutions. He is the author of "Six Seconds in Dallas: A Micro-Study of the Kennedy Assassination." This book has become a classic reference work and was used by the House Select Committee on Assassinations. The book offers the most plausible alternative to the Warren Commission scenario. Recently, significant new documents throw a different light on the topic.
David Perry - Special Guest
Since 1976 Perry, a resident of the Dallas area who is a teacher and computer consultant, as part of a bicentenial project, has been researching the JFK assassination and has become a top local expert. Perry acted as a consultant for Oliver Stone's film "JFK," and the PBS show Frontline's "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?" as well as numerous other films and documentaries. His research materials were used by Gerald Posner in his book "Case Closed."
Hugh Aynesworth - Guest Participant
A young reporter for the Dallas News when the tragedy occurred, Aynesworth was the science editor and aviation writer, but had no special assignment for the JFK visit to Dallas. He happened to be at Elm and Houston streets and heard three "definite" shots ring out. He began interviews immediately. Aynesworth heard the call come in from Oak Cliff, jumped in a car with two television reporters, and covered the Tippit scene. From there he covered Oswald's arrest at the Texas Theater. He was also in the police basement when Oswald was shot.
Buell Wesley Frazier - Guest Participant
Frazier was an employee at the Texas School Book Depository who lived with his sister in Irving, TX. The husband of her neighbor's tenant needed a job. The neighbor, Ruth Paine, thus made the connection for Lee Harvey Oswald. Lee rode to work the morning of November 22, 1963 in Buell Wesley Frazier's car, having first put a long, bulky package in the back seat.
Jim Leavelle - Guest Participant
A Dallas Police detective who was involved in the questioning of Oswald, Leavelle recalls, "I never saw him raise his voice, and he seemed to answer questions easily. He had a smile a lot of the time, kind of a smirk really, sort of like he knew something you didn't." On November 24th Jim Leavelle was on Oswald's right, handcuffed to him, as he was escorted through the basement of the Dallas Police Department. Leavelle, dressed in a white suit and hat, faced Jack Ruby as the gun discharged and Oswald shouted out in pain.
Bob Gemberling - Guest Participant
F.B.I. Special Agent Bob Gemberling was on duty at the time of the assassination. He coordinated the F.B.I.'s investigation of the assassination of President Kennedy from its inception until his retirment in December 1976. Gemberling made investigative assignments, reviewed the results for accuracy, assigned new leads, and organized the material into reports to F.B.I. headquarters and subsequent dissemination to the Warren Commission.
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