In the first half, author and investigative reporter Mark Shaw discussed new developments in the mysterious death of reporter and TV star, Dorothy Kilgallen, who was found dead in 1965 from an alleged overdose after researching the JFK assassination. Upon studying the case, Shaw concluded it was a staged death scene. She had a contract with Random House for an exposé on what she'd uncovered about the JFK murder, and was including information from the trial of Jack Ruby, which she'd attended. Shortly after JFK's death she wrote, "I'd like to know how in a big, smart town like Dallas, a man like Jack Ruby, owner of a striptease honkytonk, can stroll in and out of police headquarters...as if it was a health club at a time when a small army of law enforcers is keeping a tight security guard on Oswald...Justice is a big rug. When you pull it out from under one man, a lot of others fall too."
Shaw believes that someone close to Kilgallen may have been deliberately leaking her evidence, specifically her connecting mafioso Carlos Marcello, Ruby, Oswald, and the CIA in JFK's death. He suspects the leaker was a journalist she'd been involved with, who possibly poisoned her to make it look like a suicide. Toward that end, Shaw has petitioned the Supreme Court of New York to exhume the remains of Kilgallen to collect DNA samples that could tie the suspect to her suspicious death.
Neale Donald Walsch is a modern-day spiritual messenger whose books have touched the lives of millions. In the latter half, he spoke about his latest work offering radical solutions to the growing problem of humanity’s alienation, examining what is at the heart of a broken, divided society, and prompting the critical questions that have the power to transform the world. Citizen frustration is at a very high level in the aftermath of ongoing societal dysfunction and systemic failures, he pointed out. We thought that social media and the Internet would bring people closer together, he noted, but they've served to actually tear us further apart, inciting anger, and sometimes violence.
The problem, he argued, "is our belief in separation...that we are a civilization consisting of billions of individual units that we call people, whose existence includes no biological or physical unity with each other whatsoever." Walsch views this situation as "growing pains" for humanity's evolution, and that we overlook how we're spiritual entities manifested in physical form. He further proposes that all of these spiritual manifestations are individual expressions of a single being, as though part of an ocean wave. "If we see ourselves in that way, we would treat each other in an entirely different way," such as no longer allowing a sizable portion of the Earth's population to live without clean water, indoor plumbing, and electricity. Walsch believes that the vast majority of people are good but that we've lost our way, and are not clear on what good represents.