47 YEARS AGO, JFK WAS ASSASSINATED IN DALLAS, TEXAS; DR. CYRIL WECHT JOINS ANDREA TO DISCUSS THE EVENT
*If you missed Dr. Cyril Wecht's interview, here's the archived version.
It was 47 years ago today that President John F. Kennedy was gunned down while riding in his motorcade through Dallas' Dealey Plaza. JFK's limousine was open and sparsely protected. Those of us who were alive at the time remember exactly where we were when the news broadcast came over the airwaves. For me, it was CBS' Walter Cronkite who reported to my classroom that the president had in fact died at 1 PM CST at Dallas' Parkland Hospital. School was dismissed until after the funeral.
*TONIGHT on THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW, our guest will be Dr. Cyril Wecht, the well known forensic pathologist who's never wavered in his beliefs that this event was not the result of a lone gunman, but that of a conspiracy involving unknown individuals. Wecht, in 1978, was called to testify before congress to explain his problem with the "magic bullet theory," a theory brought forth by Arlen Specter. At the close of the hearings, congress concluded that the assassination was "probably" the result of a conspiracy but never took further steps in the matter. For the most part, the media went to sleep.
On the 43rd anniversary, Andrea and Mark interviewed Dr. Wecht--it was a fascinating interview. This one will be no different. I posted about that upcoming interview back in '06, including many interesting links along with a rather disturbing photo of JFK.
Whether or not you were alive in November '63, most have some sort of an opinion as to what really happened. Some believe the "lone gunman" theory; most, however, feel that something else took place--a conspiracy. Since most of the key players are long since dead, I doubt we'll ever know the full truth. But tonight we'll again delve into the matter with Dr. Wecht, a man who's remained in the forefront of this tragic event in American history. The Dallas Morning News covers the anniversary in this morning's edition.
THE ANDREA SHEA KING SHOW--9 PM ET. Make a note of it. You will not be disappointed.
Here's the "live cam" from the sixth floor of the TSBD, the supposed sniper's nest Oswald purportedly used.