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  • Nov. 22, 1963: 50 years, and still no conspiracy

     Nov. 22, 1963: 50 years, and still no conspiracy
    As one of the surviving members of the staff of the Warren Commission, which investigated and issued a report on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, I am not looking forward to the coming weeks: Nov. 22 will mark the 50th anniversary of...
  • Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable

    Conspiracy theories: Why we believe the unbelievable
    With the passing of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy last week, and the accompanying fusillade of documentaries purporting to prove there was a conspiracy behind it, we might expect (and hope) that cabalistic...
  • JFK assassination reporter recalls Zapruder saying, 'I know he's dead'

    JFK assassination reporter recalls Zapruder saying, 'I know he's dead'
    Darwin Payne, 76, of Dallas, was among the crowd of reporters dispatched to cover the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.  Now a professor emeritus of communications at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Payne discussed...
  • The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all

    The book that cured me of JFK conspiracies once and for all
    For a few years after seeing Oliver Stone’s 1991 political thriller "JFK," I was an assassination buff. I bought one of the books on which the film was based: “On the Trail of the Assassins” by Jim Garrison. I reread “Libra,”...
  • Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles

    Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles
    When is enough enough? When will the bookshelves finally buckle and break under the weight of books about John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this country's 35th president? There have been, by various estimates, more than 40,000 books written about him and...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
  • 'Girl in Blue,' now working in Scranton, was eyewitness to JFK assassination

    'Girl in Blue,' now working in Scranton, was eyewitness to JFK assassination
    She is known as the "Girl in Blue." For years, the schoolgirl in the blue jacket who perched atop a stone pedestal in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on Nov. 22, 1963 - and documented in grainy photographs and film clips - tantalized historians...
  • History relives the week of JFK's assassination on Twitter

    History relives the week of JFK's assassination on Twitter
    It was 50 years ago this week that President John F. Kennedy made his fateful trip to Dallas where he was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald and America's course in the 1960s was altered forever. It's events like this that a cable channel dedicated to...
  • Dan Rather on CBS, Benghazi: 'The Bush story was a true story'

    Dan Rather on CBS, Benghazi: 'The Bush story was a true story'
    Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather participated in a media conference call Thursday to discuss AXS TV's one-hour special, "My Days in Dallas: A Remembrance With Dan Rather," which premieres Monday at 5 p.m. PST. Talk of the chaotic events...
  • History Launches 'JFK Twitter Takeover' For 50th Anniversary of Assassination

    Fifty years after President John F. Kennedy's assassination, the ways the public shares information are now vastly different. History is highlighting this by Tweeting play-by-play accounts Kennedy's final days as it builds up to the shooting's 50th...
  • Even after 50 years, JFK conspiracy theories abound

    "The moment that changed America" reads Time magazine's Nov. 25 edition -- speaking of JFK's assassination. So the conventional wisdom is that news magazines are finished and useless. I suggest you look at Time's two stories by David Von Drehle ("...
  • TV Picks: 'Alpha House,' 'Eagleheart,' JFK on TCM, Lincoln by wire

    TV Picks: 'Alpha House,' 'Eagleheart,' JFK on TCM, Lincoln by wire
    "Alpha House" (Amazon). Yonder comes the first fruit of Amazon Studios' semi-innovative pilot derby, upon which I reported and opined at length last spring — see here, here and here — marking its arrival as a producer of original streaming...