JFK Assassination: A Witness Remembers

American History Hit

On November 22nd 1963, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead. The ensuing years have been filled with questions and conspiracy about the events of that day, and the weeks, months and years leading to it.

In the second of our special series, Don meets Paul Landis, a former secret service agent who was feet from the presidential limousine when the assassination happened. He tells us his recollection of the event itself, the direction of the bullets and the experience of accompanying First Lady Jackie Kennedy into the Emergency Room alongside her husband.

Don is also joined by Jefferson Morley and Thomas Whalen to explore why we have so many unanswered questions despite the Warren Commission report of 1964 and the many other reports that have followed.

Jefferson Morley is a journalist and editor who has worked in Washington journalism for over thirty years. He has been researching the CIA files of the assassination since their release 3 decades ago, is the editor of the JFK Facts blog, and his books include ‘Our Man in Mexico: Winston Scott and the Hidden History of the CIA’ and ‘Scorpions’ Dance: The President, the Spymaster, and Watergate.’

Thomas J. Whalen is an associate professor of social science at Boston University. His books on JFK include ‘JFK and His Enemies: A Portrait of Power’ and ‘Kennedy Versus Lodge: The 1952 Massachusetts Senate Race’.

Produced and edited by Sophie Gee. Senior Producer was Charlotte Long.

This podcast contains archive from NBC, 22 November 1963, and music and SFX from Epidemic Sound.

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