Series
The Kwitny Report
Episode
The JFK Assassination
Producing Organization
WNYC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-j96057f10h
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Description
Episode Description
"In a special one-hour edition of The Kwitny Report, award-winning journalist and investigative reporter, Jonathan Kwitny examines the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and presents new evidence that the 'crime of the century' was a Mafia-directed 'mob hit.' "The show opens with a 30-minute documentary featuring interviews with investigators and witnesses, all of whom strongly suggest proof of a link between Lee Harvey Oswald, Jack Ruby, and Mafia boss Carlos Marcello. Also suggested is that the government, including the FBI, CIA, and even Attorney General Robert Kennedy, covered up this link for reasons of their own. "Kwitny discusses this new evidence, which overturns the Warren Commission's 'lone gun' theory, with Pennsylvania Senator Arlen Spector and David W. Belin, both former counsels to the Warren Commission; and with John H. Davis, author of 'Mafia Kingfish: Carlos Marcello and the Assassination of JFK' and David E. Scheim, MIT mathematician and author of 'Contract on America,' a work which grew out of 15 years research into tens of thousands of pages of raw data on the event. "In a fascinating and frequently heated discussion, Specter and Belin suggest that Scheim has his facts wrong but both appear unable to dispute factually, the link between Oswald, Ruby and Marcello.--1988 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1988
Asset type
Episode
Media type
Moving Image
Duration
01:01:00.824
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Credits
Guest: Spector, Arlen
Guest: Belin, David W.
Guest: Davis, John H.
Guest: Scheim, David E.
Host: Kwitny, Jonathan
Producing Organization: WNYC-TV (Television station : New York, N.Y.)
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-ab3cb9791a4 (Filename)
Format: U-matic
Duration: 0:59:34
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Citations
Chicago: “The Kwitny Report; The JFK Assassination,” 1988, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 27, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-j96057f10h.
MLA: “The Kwitny Report; The JFK Assassination.” 1988. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 27, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-j96057f10h>.
APA: The Kwitny Report; The JFK Assassination. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-j96057f10h