Dec 6, 2021
EPISODE #661 JFK: CONNECTING THE DOTS PT. 7
James DiEugenio details the life and times of famed New Orleans District Attorney, Jim Garrison. In 1969, Garrison prosecuted Clay Shaw in New Orleans for conspiring to kill President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, which gave him the distinction of being the only prosecutor ever to try someone for the assassination. DiEugenio explains how Garrison came to believe that the CIA was involved in the assassination, leading to the CIA's campaign to discredit Garrison and undermine his case.
Guest: James DiEugenio is one of the foremost researchers into the major assassinations of the 1960's. His first book: Destiny Betrayed, was an in depth look at the Garrison investigation. In 1993 he co-founded both Citizens for Truth about the Kennedy Assassination, and the following year: the Coalition on Political Assassinations . Along with Lisa Pease he co-edited COPA's journal: Probe Magazine from 1993-2000, and later assisted in a compilation of the Probe articles which was published as The Assassinations. In response to Vincent Bugliosi's Reclaiming History and associated film Parkland, DiEugenio published Reclaiming Parkland, a critique of Bugliosi's methodology, evidence, and findings in the Kennedy Assassination. Jim was a guest commentator on the anniversary issue of the film "JFK" re-released by Warner Brothers in 2013. Most recently, Jim wrote the screenplay for Oliver Stone's latest film, JFK Revisited: Through the Looking Glass.