The JFK Document Dump

Today is the day. The last of the files relating to the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy are finally scheduled for release. For over 5 decades our own government has kept the infamous “JFK Files” hidden from us like a trust fund executor. Now the jig is up. As the beneficiaries of this storied trust,…

For Moore’s Eyes Only

Two years before the general public saw the Zapruder film, a covert operative is secreted through the back entrance of the New Orleans District Attorney’s office in a nondescript sedan. Accompanied by unidentified FBI agents, the spy is whisked through the garage, up an elevator and straight into the office of Big Jim Garrison himself,…

Assassination 101

JFK was perhaps America’s most charismatic President. He entered the highest office of the land at the dawn of a new decade in a time of great hope, promise, and prosperity. He was an advocate of many forward-reaching causes, ranging from Civil Rights to Nuclear Non-Proliferation. During some of the greatest Crises of the Cold…

“The Whole Bay of Pigs Thing”

If there is one mystery in Presidential history as tantalizing as who killed Kennedy, it’s what happened to the missing 18 ½ minutes of President Richard Nixon’s infamous “Watergate Tapes,” the series of secret White House recordings that exposed the corruption of his administration and ultimately led to his resignation in disgrace. But what if…

11.22.63

History Fights Back “What if JFK had lived?” It’s a simple question that has tantalized historians, storytellers and ordinary Americans for half a century. It’s easy to imagine a world with no Vietnam War, peace with Russia and a colony on Mars if only our most idealistic President had been able to fulfill his destiny….

We Were Right

Someone pointed out to me that the media has been relatively silent on this 52nd anniversary of the assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy in Dallas, Texas. No new documentaries on TV, no headline articles, nothing. Maybe it’s because it’s not a significant anniversary. But here’s another theory: the media is embarrassed that they’ve been defending…

Conspiracy 101

Over the years various clues and rumors have surfaced contradicting the government’s official story. What’s fact and what’s lore? Click on the images below to explore various conspiracy theories regarding the assassination.

The Assassination in Cinema

The Kennedy assassination is one of cinema’s deepest, darkest obsessions. Most moviegoers and history buffs have seen or at least heard of Oliver Stone’s controversial restaging of President Kennedy’s assassination, but his was neither the first nor the most recent re-enactment of this unspeakable tragedy. The assassination sequence has been recreated by a various different…

Conspiracy Theory in Cinema

Hollywood has long offered audiences examples of JFK conspiracy theories, both in oblique references to the assassination as well as explicit ones. Annie Hall (1977) Directed by Woody Allen In this film, Woody Allen’s character uses his obsession with the Kennedy assassination and his inability to accept the Warren Commission’s single bullet theory as an…

James Bond and JFK

 The early 1960s. The pinnacle of male style, when men treated each activity, accouterment and debutant with sophistication and taste. But the two ambassadors of swinging sixties charm were also two of the Cold War’s coldest warriors. Both were boarding school boys turned navy officers, men who rose in rank to the heights of government…

The Secret Service Stand Down

One of the most fiercely debated aspects of the Kennedy case is the conduct and response of the Secret Service Agents responsible for protecting the President on that fateful afternoon in Dallas. Clearly the Kennedy detail failed their mission of safely escorting the Commander-in-Chief through the most hostile stop of his trip to Texas. Questions linger…