(PART 665)


Any WITNESS VIDEOS out there in SUPPORT of the LN side?

Why is it that you folks leave the lurkers to trust what is written? If what you say is true, why can't you produce VIDEO evidence from the people who were THERE and in their own WORDS?


I can very easily provide many videotape, film, audio, and television clips of witnesses saying things on camera (or on the radio) that favor the "Lone Assassin" scenario.

Does Gil Jesus REALLY think that no witnesses ever appeared on TV or in films or on the radio in support of the general "Oswald Did It Alone" point-of-view? If he does think that, he's dead wrong.

Several such "LN" clips are presented below, beginning with a CBS-TV interview with Abraham Zapruder in 1967:

"I'm not a ballistic expert, but I believe if there were shots that come from my right ear, I would hear a different sound. I heard shots coming from--I wouldn't know which direction to say--but it was proven from the Texas Book Depository. And they all sounded alike; there was no different sound at all." -- Abraham Zapruder; June 1967; In Part 2 of CBS-TV's 4-Part documentary, "A CBS NEWS INQUIRY: THE WARREN REPORT"


And here are some other "Lone Assassin"-favoring video examples that I culled from that very same 1967 CBS-TV "Warren Report" broadcast....

Concerning the initial "Mauser" rifle identification made by the Dallas police, there's this interview with Dallas Deputy Constable Seymour Weitzman:

SEYMOUR WEITZMAN -- "Mr. Boone was climbing on top and I was down on my knees looking. And I moved a box and he moved a carton, and there it was. And he, in turn, hollered we had found the rifle."

EDDIE BARKER (CBS NEWS) -- "What kind of gun did you think it was?"

WEITZMAN -- "To my sorrow, I looked at it and it looked like a Mauser, which I said it was. But I said the wrong one; because just at a glance, I saw the Mauser action....and, I don't know, it just came out as words it was a German Mauser. Which it wasn't. It's an Italian type gun. But from a glance, it's hard to describe; and that's all I saw, was at a glance. I was mistaken. And it was proven that my statement was a mistake; but it was an honest mistake."


In his first interview since his 1964 Warren Commission testimony, JFK's primary autopsy physician, Dr. James Humes, vividly describes JFK's head wounds to Dan Rather and the CBS audience:

DAN RATHER -- "About the head wound....there was only one?"

DR. HUMES -- "There was only one entrance wound in the head; yes, sir."

RATHER -- "And that was where?"

DR. HUMES -- "That was posterior, about two-and-a-half centimeters to the right of the mid-line posteriorly."

RATHER -- "And the exit wound?"

DR. HUMES -- "And the exit wound was a large, irregular wound to the front and right side of the President's head."

RATHER -- "Now can you be absolutely certain that the wound you describe as the entry wound was in FACT that?"

DR. HUMES -- "Yes, indeed, we can. Very precisely and incontrovertibly. The missile traversed the skin and then traversed the bony skull....and as it passed through the skull it produced a characteristic coning or bevelling effect on the inner aspect of the skull. Which is scientific evidence that the wound was made from behind and passed forward through the President's skull."

RATHER -- "This is very important....you say there's scientific evidence....is it conclusive scientific evidence?"

DR. HUMES -- "Yes, sir; it is."

RATHER -- "Is there any doubt that the wound at the back of the President's head was the entry wound?"

DR. HUMES -- "There is absolutely no doubt, sir."


John Connally and Nellie Connally were interviewed by CBS about the events in Dallas:

JOHN CONNALLY -- "The only way that I could ever reconcile my memory of what happened and what occurred, with respect to the One-Bullet Theory is....it HAD to be the SECOND bullet that might have hit us both."

EDDIE BARKER -- "Do you believe, Governor Connally, that the first bullet could have missed, the second one hit both of you, and the third one hit President Kennedy?"

GOVERNOR CONNALLY -- "That's possible. That's possible."


With respect to the murder of Dallas police officer J.D. Tippit, witness Domingo Benavides was interviewed by Eddie Barker at the Tippit murder site on Tenth Street during Part 3 of the CBS broadcast. Benavides, in this 1967 interview, now seemed absolutely certain that Lee Harvey Oswald was Tippit's killer:

EDDIE BARKER -- "Is there any doubt in your mind that Oswald was the man you had seen shoot Tippit?"

DOMINGO BENAVIDES -- "No, sir; there was no doubt at all. Period. I could even tell you how he combed his hair and the clothes he wore and what-have-you and the details....and if he'd had a scar on his face, I could have probably told you about it. You don't forget things like that."


Darrell Tomlinson, the man who first discovered the "Stretcher Bullet" at Parkland Hospital in Dallas, was also interviewed by CBS:

QUESTION -- "As you think back, is there any doubt in your mind today that the stretcher on which you found that bullet was the stretcher that came off of the elevator?"

DARRELL C. TOMLINSON -- "Well, I know that. THAT I know. I just don't know who was on that stretcher."

QUESTION -- "But the stretcher WAS on the elevator?"

TOMLINSON -- "Right."

QUESTION -- "And this was the elevator that Governor Connally would have been placed on to go to the operating room?"

TOMLINSON -- "Yes, sir; that's the one he went up on."


The 1967 CBS program also offers up filmed comments from two more Dealey Plaza witnesses, James Altgens and Charles Brehm, who both said that all of the gunshots they heard on November 22, 1963, came from the direction of the Texas School Book Depository at the corner of Elm and Houston Streets:


Cyril Wecht even provides an interesting on-camera comment that certainly isn't damaging to the "Oswald Did It" cause at all. Let's listen:

DR. WECHT -- "I have seen too many biological and physical variations occur in forensic pathology to say that it would have been impossible. I say that it is quite unlikely; I say that it is difficult for me to accept....but I would have to admit that it is a possibility that his body could have moved in that direction after having been struck by a bullet that hit him in the back of the head."


Earlene Roberts, the housekeeper at the roominghouse where Lee Harvey Oswald was renting a room, talks about what happened when Oswald came home at about 1:00 PM on November 22nd:

MRS. ROBERTS -- "I just got the news about the President being killed and went over to turn the television on....and the door opened and he [Lee Oswald] comes in, in a hurry. I said, 'Ooh, you're in a hurry'...and he never parted his lips, went to his room, got a short coat to put on, and went on out to the bus stop....and that's the last I saw of him."


Within minutes of the President's assassination, cab driver William Whaley found himself sitting next to Lee Harvey Oswald, as Oswald took Whaley's taxi from the Greyhound bus station near Dealey Plaza to the Dallas suburb of Oak Cliff.

In 1964, Whaley performed two re-creations of that cab ride. One of them was filmed for David L. Wolper's motion picture "Four Days In November". The other reconstructed taxi trip was done for the CBS-TV program "November 22nd And The Warren Report":

WHALEY -- "...As I was comin' onto the intersection of Neely and North Beckley, he [Lee Oswald] said 'this'll do fine'. I pulled over to the curb; the fare was 95 cents; he handed me a dollar bill and got out; [he] walked in front of my cab, across the street and that's the last I saw of him."


Buell Wesley Frazier is the young man who drove Lee Oswald to the Book Depository on the morning of November 22, 1963. Frazier re-creates that drive to work for the "Four Days In November" movie cameras:

FRAZIER -- "As we were getting into the car, I saw the package. And I said, 'What's the package, Lee?' .... and Lee said, 'Curtain rods'."


Wesley Frazier's sister, Linnie Mae Randle, was also interviewed briefly for the "Four Days" film:

MRS. RANDLE -- "About 7:10 AM in the morning [November 22, 1963], I was preparing lunches; I looked out the window and saw a man--whom I learned later was Mister Oswald--crossing the street with a package approximately two-and-a-half feet long. He proceeded across my carport, and I opened the door to see where he was going, and I saw him put the package into my brother's car."


Johnny Brewer of Hardy's Shoe Store, who saw Oswald acting "funny" and "scared" shortly after policeman J.D. Tippit was killed on 11/22/63, tells his story for the "Four Days" movie and for the CBS Television Network:

BREWER -- "I heard sirens coming down Jefferson Street and this man walked into the lobby of the store there--matching the description that they'd given out on the radio. The police cars made a U-turn and went back down Jefferson. And this man walked out, up toward the Texas Theater."


In this 1964 CBS-TV interview, Ted Callaway talks about seeing Lee Harvey Oswald fleeing the scene of J.D. Tippit's murder:


Here is a video featuring interviews with Dallas police officers Paul Bentley and M.N. McDonald, who helped capture and arrest Lee Oswald in the Texas Theater:


Here are two WFAA-Radio interviews from the day of the assassination itself (11/22/63).....

Mal Couch (WFAA-TV cameraman):

Pierce Allman (WFAA reporter):


And there are many videotaped remarks of a "Lone Assassin" nature made by witnesses who appeared in the 1986 made-for-television docu-trial, "On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald". [Click the logo below.]

And also see....


David: Having a background in the media, I’ve always thoroughly enjoyed your collection of “as it happened” clips. As you know, many falsehoods were reported, but I wonder if today’s media would do any better.

Those who haven’t visited DVP’s many excellent websites are in for a treat!


Thank you, Ed (very much).

To reciprocate Ed Bauer's kindness, I'll put in a plug for his book, "The Final Truth: Solving The Mystery Of The JFK Assassination".

David Von Pein
September 2007
March 2014