In a four-hour special, three guests offered their theories and research regarding the JFK assassination. In the first half, attorney Mark Lane presented his conclusion that the CIA plotted the murder of JFK. Lane, who personally knew Pres. Kennedy, immediately became suspicious of the claims that Oswald acted alone. With the emergence of the Zapruder film, showing a bullet hitting JFK from behind, the official story didn't make sense to him. In his interview with witness Jean Hill, she suggested that the fatal gunshot came from a "grassy knoll" on Dealey Plaza, and it was through Lane's repeating this phrase to reporters that "grassy knoll" came into the vernacular.
Two men were seen coming out of the Book Depository building right after the shooting, and were stopped by police, and showed secret service credentials. The men were given these credentials by a special group within the CIA, said Lane. The CIA, which was known for planning the assassinations of heads of state, had according to Pres. Truman "become a danger to America," and JFK (and his brother Robert) were planning on disbanding the organization, before he was killed. The CIA functions as a 4th branch of government, operates without oversight, and is actually more powerful than the other branches, Lane warned.
In the third hour, investigative reporter, Barry Ernest, discussed his decades long search for a woman who witnessed the JFK assassination from a window in the Book Depository-- Victoria Adams. When he found her after 35 years, she confirmed that after she heard the gunshots, she and another witness headed down the stairs, but they did not run into Oswald. This is significant because it indicates that the timing of events as described in the official story was not accurate in terms of when was Oswald went downstairs, he explained, adding that the Warren Commission tried to discredit her testimony.
In the last hour, historian Cassie Parnau shared her investigation into What's My Line panelist and gossip columnist Dorothy Kilgallen's untimely and suspicious death that followed her research into the JFK assassination. Kilgallen was one of the first to say there was something fishy about the Warren Commission's conclusions, and announced she had the biggest scoop yet in the JFK case, just before dying from an overdose of pills and alcohol, Parnau detailed. While Kilgallen did have a substance abuse problem, Parnau doubts she would have killed herself before breaking such a big story. Her files have never been found, including an unpublished interview she did with Jack Ruby, during his trial.
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