On December 5, 2016, I launched a Master Index listing/catalog of all the programs in my video/audio collection, which is an extensive resource that might prove useful to some people out there. This catalog includes approximately 3,000 video files (JFK-related and otherwise), most of them available for streaming, downloading, and embedding through the handy Google Drive file hosting service.

If anybody finds a broken link or a misspelled word (or some other mistake), please let me know.


Click the logo below....


Thanks, David. I've bookmarked this one. Hopefully next time I want to check out a related video, I'll remember to go to your library first.


Thanks, DVP.

I've watched dozens of hours of material that you have collected. Always appreciated.


Thanks for this great list of resources. It is wonderful to have so many items in one place!


This is a really nice collection, David. The CC [Closed Captioning] button shows up, but when I click on it, the subtitles (auto mode) don't come on. Is it possible for you to go into it and turn it on? It wouldn't just be for me, as you can imagine how older folks actually do use captions.


I have no control over that Captions button, Michael. There is no way for me to turn it "on" or "off". But that CC/Subtitles button shouldn't be there at all. No captions have ever been available for Google Drive videos [as of early December 2016]. That option, in fact, was just added to the function controls on the Drive video players within the last few weeks. Prior to that, no Captions button was there at all.

What I think has happened is that the Google Drive players have now totally mimicked the players used at YouTube. (They're both "Google" entities, of course.) They are identical in design, and they've now decided to transfer the "Captions/Subtitles" button over to the Drive players too, even though the captions are not available at Drive.

Now, it's quite possible, Michael, that captions will be available for those Drive videos at some point in the future. Perhaps the recent addition of the Caption button means that they plan to make such an option available there soon. I really don't know.

Of course, as you no doubt know, those "Auto Captions" that are used at YouTube are almost useless. They only represent a loose approximation of the actual quotes from the video, and most of the time the results are hilarious. But on some occasions, a few of the words being spoken are actually represented correctly in the captions. But more often than not, they are mangled badly.

I occasionally click on the Caption button on my Drive videos just to see if that option will start working some day. But so far, no dice.


What you say makes sense, David. For what it's worth, the auto function is getting much better. I read a while back that Google bought out this small start-up that has come up with a better speech to text translator. After I read that, over the ensuing months I've noticed a big improvement on auto captions. For example, I was watching the 11/22 Cronkite bulletin elsewhere on YT and was amazed at how much better it was.

You can always tell when it's auto vs inserted text when the captions roll up one line at a time.


That's good news. I hope Google Drive will add the Captions to their videos in the future. It would be quite useful to many people, as you suggested.



Your collections are outstanding, man!


Much obliged, Vince.

Finding a rare video (or audio) gem to add to my archive is always a treat. Such as this 1961 interview with President Kennedy [also embedded below], which was done live from the President's box in the stands at Griffith Stadium in Washington prior to the opening baseball game of the '61 season. It is the only time (to date) that a POTUS has been interviewed from the stands at a baseball game. That particular video is especially satisfying for me, because it combines two of my favorite subjects for archival purposes—JFK and baseball.


It's nice to see you have 70's Reds games on your channel. I grew up cheering for Rose, Bench, Morgan and the others. I remember when I was 7 years old, we walked over from Newport to the newly opened Riverfront. We had good blue seats and before the game, Bench was down by the rail signing autographs. I went down late and tried to reach my hand through the others to see if he'd take it. He actually pushed hands away to make a "parting of the seas" and reached up and grabbed mine to sign. A great moment for me as he was one of my favorites along with Rose.



I had a similar experience at Riverfront as a 10-year-old in 1972, which I talk about in this Amazon review (I still have this book too).


I don't know if it's my new laptop or the new windows 10 OS, but the videos and audio on your site are awesome. They are quick to access and run flawlessly. Your site is still the best one-stop resource for both original and latest material on this subject, as well as everything else you post on it.

Well done.


Great work, David, as usual. Thanks for putting that online.


Thank you (all)!

P.S./FYI -- I have added dozens of additional links to the Index in the last few days (re: movies, more baseball games, another JFK speech [from 10/26/63], a rare interview with Johnny Bench [when he was just 20 years old], and many other miscellaneous items).


WOW. One more thing to thank you for, David. That is an awesome collection of baseball audio and videos you have there, including one that is near and dear to my heart, game 7 of the 1968 World Series, in which Mickey Lolich outdueled Bob Gibson to complete a Tiger comeback from being down 3 games to 1. As a lifelong fan of the Tigers, that game is in my top 3 favorite sporting events of all time. I was a high school senior at the time and the game began while I was in class. .... I made it home in time to see the last inning. Now I'll be able to watch that game from the start.

I'm going out on a limb and guessing you are a fan of the Cincinnati Reds. I'm very interested in that interview with Johnny Bench. My family moved to Columbus, OH in 1966 and I believe it was about a year later he made his first appearance with the Reds. I never became a Reds fan, but you couldn't help but be impressed by how good Bench was. You just couldn't steal second base on him when he first came up.


I have a challenge for you. If you remember a few years ago, you asked [in
this 2011 Internet post] why there weren't more video clips of other visits JFK made to other cities. I pointed out that typically such videos weren't saved because storage space cost money. I pointed out that even videos of great sporting events were not saved except for highlights and I pointed out as an example game 7 of the 1960 World Series in which the Pirates beat the Yankees on Mazeroski's lead-off 9th inning home run.

Even though it was one of the iconic games in the history of baseball, nobody thought to save a tape of it other than the highlights. At least that was what was believed for years. Then somebody discovered a film in Bing Crosby's vault of that game. Crosby was part owner of the Pirates at the time, but he couldn't attend the World Series because he was booked to perform in Paris at the same time. He was able to listen to the game on Armed Forces radio. Back home, he had someone film the TV broadcast of the game. It turned out to be the only footage of one of the greatest baseball games played.

When it was discovered, ESPN acquired the rights to it and played the entire game in a special broadcast. If you could somehow score a copy of that game, it would be a great addition to your library. Maybe you already have and I just overlooked it. If so, let me apologize now. In any case, I will be looking at some of those old broadcasts, particularly the 1968 World Series game.


Hi John!

Yes, I'm a Reds fan. (Although I don't follow too much baseball these days, except for the Cubs' amazing win in the 2016 World Series.) But back in the late 1970s and early 1980s, I kept track of every Reds' game and every Reds' player. I would keep track of all the stats by hand (via my pocket calculator and a manual Olympia typewriter with sticky keys). How's that for dedication? :-)

And it was during those years when I was unbelievably obsessed with Cincinnati Reds baseball (the 1970s and '80s) that enabled me to also record many Reds' radio highlights on audio cassette tapes, which in recent years I've transferred to digital copies for my computer, and I've now added those recordings to my audio/video index too:


Large extensive Archive, David.

I can see that you must have spent thousands of hours collecting that material and uploading it Online.

I for one appreciate the hard work that has gone into creating this resource.


Agree with Robin. Unbelievable amount of work and effort David has put into his archive, and I think the historical record is better for it. Kudos to David.


Thank you, Robin (and Michael).


More stuff from the Master Index:

On June 8, 1962, at the White House....

On the same day, Juan Marichal pitched against Bob Gibson in this baseball game....

Among the great players who participated in the above game at St. Louis....

Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Curt Flood, Orlando Cepeda, Willie McCovey, Ken Boyer, and the aforementioned Marichal and Gibson.

And Harry Caray and Jack Buck in the radio booth.

As Harry would say: Holy Cow, what a lineup!


Reds vs. Mets....
May 21, 1975....
Billingham vs. Seaver....
1st ever HR for Doug Flynn....


How about this one for an old-time baseball goodie? ---

The 1934 All-Star Game....

Featuring such greats as Ruth, Gehrig, Hubbell, Frisch, Medwick, Foxx, and Dickey....

This is the game which had Carl Hubbell striking out 5 straight future Hall-of-Famers....


Now *that* was worthwhile.


Now that [1934 All-Star Game] is one hell of a find. I didn't even know there were complete recordings of old radio broadcasts of baseball games. I knew certain highlights have been saved (The Giants win the pennant, the Giants win the pennant).

Where the hell am I going to find the time to watch/listen to all these great old broadcasts of classic baseball games that DVP has given us. Maybe if we get a crippling snowstorm in the Midwest that forces us all to cocoon for about a week I might be able to get to them.

Just kidding, David. This is much appreciated.


I also recently discovered this collection of old baseball games:
Classic Baseball Radio Broadcasts.

And here's the complete 1951 "The Giants Win The Pennant" game....


This is a gold mine. There goes my free time for the next few months.

Thanks again.


An addendum (just for John Corbett)....

http://otrrlibrary.org/Baseball Broadcasts


WOW, that is one great collection. The one that has me baffled though is the Cubs/Mets from 1966. That was the first year the Mets didn't finish dead last in the National League. They finished 9th. The Cubs finished 10th. I'm trying to figure out why someone would save that broadcast. Maybe it was a rabid Mets fan and that was the game they move out of the cellar. Maybe it was considered historic back then.


Well, I saved a bunch of Reds' radio highlights from 1982, '83, and '84 -- three of the worst years ever for the Big Red Machine. I saved them because that just happened to be the point in time in my life when I was closely following the team every day (and keeping all the stats , etc.).

Fortunately, though, 1985 was much much better for Cincinnati when I was still in my "baseball obsessed" mode---an exciting 2nd-place finish in '85 plus Pete Rose chasing down and passing Ty Cobb (and we should have had the NL MVP that year too, IMO--Dave Parker--but he lost out to Willie McGee).

I started keeping track of Reds' games in 1972, but my stat sheets were much thinner and didn't include very much. I wish I had been able to tape a lot of games off the radio in '72 and '73 (with Al Michaels), but I was just a small tot back then (and I couldn't afford to buy the tapes or the tape recorder either).

I was recently able to download and save one regular-season Reds' TV game from 1972 (below). It's a game that was played just four days after I personally obtained 13 Reds' autographs (including Johnny Bench's) in the Riverfront Stadium parking garage. I'm hoping I can find more Reds' games from this era in the future:


Why on earth did the Reds decide to fire Sparky in 1979?


I've been asking myself that question since they fired him.


Do you think the Reds would have been better off keeping him?


Well, overall, yes, I think so. Sparky Anderson was an excellent "players" manager. But as far as the 1979 season specifically is concerned, it would be hard for Sparky to have done any better than his replacement (John McNamara) did during the '79 regular season. McNamara led the Reds to the N.L. West championship that year.

Hindsight is always perfect, though. If the Reds had been able to see into the future, I kind of doubt they would have let Frank Robinson get away after the 1965 season either. (No trade could possibly have been worse than that one.)


Hey John C.! At Amazon.com today, I came across this excellent 2012 review for the Season One DVD of "This Week In Baseball" (the classic baseball highlights TV show hosted by Mel Allen), and I was wondering if you were the "John Corbett" who wrote it?


No, but I wish I was. I'll check it out.


The reason I bumped into that review is because I was doing some research on "This Week In Baseball", in order to try and verify the exact dates when the episodes were first aired (although I know it was a syndicated program, which means the shows might have aired on different days in different cities).

Anyhow, I've now added some of the "TWIB" episodes to my Video Index (which is why I wanted to confirm the air dates, since I hate inaccurate data on my webpages).

These "TWIB" shows are fun to see 40 years later. Remember Mark "The Bird" Fidrych of the Tigers? (Sadly, I just learned today that Fidrych was killed in 2009 in a freak accident involving a dump truck he owned. He was only 54.)


I not only remember Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, I was the home plate umpire for the first pitch he ever threw in professional baseball (1974). It was for the Bristol Tigers of the Appalachian League (rookie league). I think he was drafted in about the 19th round by the Tigers and generally players drafted that low aren't considered major league prospects. He was a surprise. He started out as a short reliever for Bristol (they weren't called closers back then).

It was the first series of the season and I remember the Bristol first base coach (last name Hogan but don't ask me his first name) walking past me between innings and asking me if I ever watched Sesame Street. I told him I didn't but he asked me if I knew who Big Bird was and said I did. He told me to take a look at the relief pitcher they were bringing in and see if I thought he looked like Big Bird. Sure enough, he was tall and gangly with a Harpo Marx hairstyle and he looked every bit like Big Bird. I looked over at the dugout and Hogan and I both started laughing.

Hogan was the one who nicknamed him Big Bird and it eventually got changed to The Bird. That's how his manager would call for him. "Bring me The Bird". He was every bit as flaky in Bristol as he was in Detroit, so it wasn't an act. He was genuine.

What I remember about him was he threw hard and always kept the ball down, but you thought more about how flaky he was rather than how good he was. I never expected him to go to the big leagues.

Next spring I was working at the Tigers training camp in Lakeland and I was walking past the stadium to the practice fields where the minor league games were played and I saw The Bird warming up in the bullpen and his catcher was Lance Parrish, who had been Bristol's third baseman the previous year. I thought, what are those two Z-ballers doing in the big league uniforms?

I would never guess that just a year later The Bird would be the starting pitcher in the All Star game and President Ford would be in the locker room before the game wanting to meet him. Parrish of course became the Tigers regular catcher for about a decade in the Sparky Anderson era.


Wow! What an amazing "Mark Fidrych" story, John. Thanks. (I'm glad I brought "The Bird's" name up in the conversation. It was worth it to hear that great true baseball story.) :-)


How about a video index by subject, David? Here's a couple of examples how such could really aid your visitors (especially me):

1. I'm looking for a video clip of Jesse Curry asking the public to bring their home movies and photos of the assassination to the police to help them in their investigation. I remember seeing that clip on TV the assassination weekend, but don't remember if it was aired on national or Dallas TV. I refer to David's video index, look up Jesse Curry, read a brief synopsis of news conferences featuring Mr. Curry & THERE IT IS!!! David has just saved me hours of digging, searching, downloading & screening through video clips. He has become my hero in the process.

2. Jim DiEugenio wants to know when the Malcolm Couch film was first shown on national or Dallas TV. Jim is curious about whether the Franzen family (seen in the Zapruder film) are also seen in the Mal Couch film. Jim refers to David's online video index, quickly finds the clip he wants & downloads it. David now is hero to 2 people who start camping out near his house in hopes of gaining David's autograph.

Multiply it out & estimate how popular you could become in a very short time, David. It might get so big that you'd be able to be Taylor Swift's next door neighbor....who knows? David might even start receiving Christmas gifts from Jim. It could really snowball.


Thank you, Brad.

With respect to a "subject index"....

I like the idea, but to a certain extent that's exactly what my "Master Video Index" is --- it's a (mostly) alphabetical listing of every downloadable/streamable video file that I've got in my collection.

And one of the greatest features of Internet web browsers is the "Word Find" tool, which I use every day of my life. And I hope people are using it as an aid when searching my Video Index, because it's invaluable. For instance, take the "Jesse Curry" example you mentioned above (although I think you might have made a small error there; see this post for an explanation)....

If somebody wants to find a video with "Jesse Curry" in the title, they can just load up my Video Index page (which only takes about 3 seconds to fully load, because the page consists of virtually all text, with very few pictures) and then simply start typing "Jesse..." on their keyboard. You only need to type "Jes", in fact, and the "Search As You Type" feature on most browsers will take you instantly down to the Jesse Curry file on my page.

The "text searchable" nature of the Index is something I pointed out two months ago, in fact....

"When I started to put that catalog of links together, I wanted something comprehensive, fast-loading, and text searchable. And the new index meets all of those criteria." -- DVP; 12/8/2016

A more intricate and "subject"-specific series of indexed entries would probably be useful too. But, Brad, at what point do you think such a detailed index would become kind of cumbersome and awkwardly large? And what things should be included in such a sub-index of subject matter? And what things should be excluded? The list of sub-topics is practically endless (as your two examples above tend to illustrate). My Master Index is pretty huge right now as it is (and getting bigger every week), sans any kind of detailed "subject" information.

I tried to incorporate as much pertinent information into the title of each video file that the space would permit for just a one-line title (and I did want to keep the titles down to only one line, because I think it looks better that way).

Thank you, Brad, for your suggestion.


David Von Pein has made it possible to relive the assassination experience as it was broadcast in real time on CBS, NBC & ABC TV networks as well as Dallas & other Texas viewing areas. Coverage comparisons can be made & visuals for school projects or personal use are available as a result of David's tremendous global education & humanitarian effort he's put into his JFK & related materials online for free.

None of that was even remotely possible 53 years ago when the horrors of the ambushes of President Kennedy, DPD Officer Tippit & prisoner Lee Oswald suddenly burst into a multitude of lives globally. Back then, one had to drag through mountains of public library microfilm to get JFK information.

David has laid the assassination, as it happened, right at everyone's keyboard for free.

As a result of all the educational & humanitarian gifts David has given to the world, I constantly personally try to not lose sight of the fact that regardless of what David believes happened in the assassination of President Kennedy & who was responsible for it, he can either be 100% correct or 100% wrong in his online assessments. People will learn from him one way or the other.

With deepest respect,

Brad Milch


No matter what anyone might say to the contrary, nobody had a loaded gun pointed at Brad Milch's head while he was typing his comments above. (Did they, Brad?) :)


This [Education Forum thread] is getting good, Cliff [Varnell]. .... It kinda reminds me of the old Yankees in the last inning of the World Series: Yanks are down by 3. Bases are loaded. 2 outs. Next at bat: Mickey Mantle [Roger Maris next, following Mickey].

Mickey's at the plate batting left handed instead of his usual right, signaling sportscasters & fans alike that Mickey's 'going for the fence'. Sandy Koufax has been replaced by Mr. 'LHO did it', David Von Pein, who has unexpectedly been brought to the mound from the bullpen. David's looking to strike Mickey out & put the Series to bed.

The suspense is thick. Those in the stands are munching on hot dogs, peanuts & cracker jacks. Others not present have their ears glued to small transistor radios....


But don't forget ..... DVP (that's me) led the league in saves with 44. (To go with a not-too-shabby 2.89 earned-run average.)

And I've always had good success in my 16-year career against Mantle. Mickey's only 17-for-71 (.239) lifetime against the southpaw hurling of DVP, with just 2 long balls (one in 1964 and the other [a grand-slam, unfortunately] in '66).

So the odds are with DVP in this battle against The Mick. :)

http://drive.google.com/Mickey Mantle Video #1

http://drive.google.com/Mickey Mantle Video #2


I had a feeling you'd excel in the situation, David. You stand up to power sluggers day in & day out. I hope EF [Education Forum] readers & researchers alike can read thru the lines & realize that the underlying message was: excluding DVP (David Von Pein) from the game only causes the game to suffer.

You're tougher than I'll ever be, David. That's one of the reasons I admire reading your posts & your unwavering viewpoints about the JFK case.

Respectfully & sincerely,

Brad Milch


But if you were to ask most conspiracy believers around the Internet, they would say that I have had grand-slams hit off me every time I take the mound. :)

Actually, though, for the "official" record books [~chuckle~], I only pitched in one game during my glorious 4-year (Optimist Little League) baseball "career" (1973-1976). I hurled two-thirds of an inning in one game when our team was apparently getting our brains beaten out so badly that there was nobody else left to put in except first baseman Von Pein. :) (I did okay, though, giving up no runs with one strikeout.)

Sorry about this additional "baseball" diversion, but I was watching this old reel of home movies that my brother recently transferred into a digital computer file, and it includes this one minute of footage that my father took of me playing baseball as an 11-year-old in 1973, which prompted me to create the homemade "Topps baseball card" seen below. (Has anybody else here ever wanted to see their name and picture on a Topps bubble gum card?)

Yeah, I know, this "card" should be more rectangular than this, but I did the best I could with the two fuzzy pictures I captured from my father's home movie.

And, Brad, I hope you will take notice of the bond I share with the Hall-of-Famer you mentioned earlier--Mickey Mantle. We both wore the same uniform number (7). The similarity ends there, however. Mickey batted .298 lifetime. I hit about .198. I guess maybe that's why the Reds weren't beating down my door to draft me. :) ....


Another lefthander, huh, Dave? :)

I would have LOVED to have gone up to Indy, or you come down to KY, for a match-up:


@David Von Pein & Michael Walton:

I hope you both didn't suffer the horror I discovered when I learned my good 'ol dad had taken advantage of me leaving home for the Army, cleaned out my room & tossed out all my trading cards & comics (one featuring Mantle & Maris - I think it was a Batman or Superman issue). A small fortune in collectables slipped right thru my little fingers...including my Beatles trading cards (crying hysterically)....

I've never gotten over it, nor forgiven. My mother kept it from me for a long, long time. She KNEW how much the old Yanks meant to me....mom never let on that she suspected me of blowing my lunch money on Topps baseball & Beatles trading cards & gum.

PS: David's baseball time trip was marvelous, to say the least. Possibly one of the best pieces he's ever written. It belongs in David's Hall Of Fame too (along with the video clip of JFK tossing out the ball from a Washington stadium that David has posted at his video blog), IMHO.

That fine-looking young man with #7 on the back of his uniform shirt clearly demonstrates that David Von Pein is not the monster some try to make him out to be.



All of my old Topps baseball cards are now gone too. My dad didn't toss them out, though. I myself threw them all away years ago. Geez, how stupid I was for doing that! I'd love to have those cards back today. And I'm a persnickety fusspot too, keep in mind, so I kept each card in perfect (mint) condition all the time. Who knows what my "Johnny Bench In Action" card from '72 would be worth today in the mint condition I kept it in. :)


Great Kentucky Post newspaper clipping. A no-hitter, eh? That's incredible (even for a Knothole player). The best I could ever do was two doubles in one game in 1976 (plus a few good plays on defense while digging out low throws at first base).

Your newspaper clipping reminds me of something else from my "baseball past" that I wish I still had today -- the box scores from my Little League games. Yes, as incredible as it might sound today, the local paper in my small hometown (The Palladium-Item in Richmond, Indiana) actually would publish in the Sports section the complete box scores for every Optimist League game played. I think I used to cut out those box scores and keep them as souvenirs, but they're all gone now. I must have tossed them all in the trash along with my many complete sets of Topps baseball cards. Oh, the ignorance of youth. :(

Thank you both (Brad and Michael) for sharing your baseball memories. I know it has nothing to do with the JFK case....but, heck, there are a few things in the world besides the events of November 22nd, 1963, right?



Category Breakdown....


Some additional Master Index "Category" links....

JFK Assassination Debates

JFK Assassination Films

Interviews (JFK-Related)


July 2017 additions:

"The Mike Wallace Interview" (1957) (w/Bennett Cerf):

Witness testimony from the O.J. Simpson murder trial (1995):

"Where The Hell Is Matt [Harding]?" (2008):


The month of September 2017 saw these items added to the Master Index:

1967 Sylvia Meagher interview:

JFK calls former President Eisenhower during the last days of the
Cuban Missile Crisis in late October 1962:


High-definition video upgrade....

"The Last Two Days" (1963 Official White House Color Film)....


Color corrected as well. Best version I’ve seen of the complete film. Thanks for posting.


Indeed, David. And I could kick myself for not discovering this HD version of "The Last Two Days" sooner. It's been there for the downloading at the JFK Library site (unlike most of their other videos) probably for years. I just never knew it was there until yesterday (December 11, 2017). I was talking by e-mail to a representative of the Library yesterday and she provided me with the download link.

And I've added one more "new" HQ "Official White House" video to the ol'
Master Index too that I never knew was available for downloading either. It's
43 minutes of color funeral footage--on film.


I was the very first person to ever visit the JFK Library back in 1979 (I live only a few miles away). I’ve visited their AV department a hundred times and there is a ton of material that has yet to be digitized.

Unfortunately, when the networks originally gave copies of their JFK material to the library back in the 60’s, the library took that videotape and converted it to lower quality 16mm kinescopes. In the last twenty years, they stopped doing that and now there is some actual videotaped material that still looks pristine such as the American University speech.


New (December 2017 Additions)....

Dallas Police Department Radio Transmissions From November 22, 1963 (Extended Version) (46 Minutes):


A one-hour interview in 1967 with JFK's personal physician, Dr. George Burkley (click the picture below):


A little more baseball....

DVP Recap and Radio Highlights:

Linked here are some pages from my personal scorebook for Pete Rose's record-breaking game on 9/11/85. The total time I spent in 1985 compiling all of the Reds' stats and typing up all this material on my Olympia manual typewriter: 168 hours. (Just kidding....it was only 99 hours.) :-) ....



An ABC-TV newscast from November 1961:


A CBS-TV end-of-year special program, recapping the year of 1963:

And also....


On March 17, 2018, I put together this compilation video of "Kennedy-Related" clips from the television game show "What's My Line?"....


More than 200 really good songs:


A fellow by the name of Scott Johndrow recently was kind enough to provide me with two higher-quality versions of my all-time favorite Kennedy-related film---"Four Days In November". And (of course) I was compelled to immediately add them to my Google Drive archives (linked below).


Here's another baseball-related item added to my audio/video archives today --- it's an LP record album featuring highlights from the Cincinnati Reds' 1976 world championship season. I didn't even know this album existed until yesterday. Glad I found it. It rounds out my collection of Reds Highlights Albums from the 1970s:

David Von Pein
December 5, 2016—March 18, 2018
December 6, 2016—September 9, 2018
February 17-19, 2017
June 21-22, 2017
December 12, 2017




(PART 1218)


Anyone who can't figure out that Lee Harvey Oswald shot J.D. Tippit should probably not even be walking around.

But, somehow, the Tippit murder is a big mystery to many conspiracy theorists -- despite a dozen witnesses, from various walks of life (all non-Governmental), who all place Oswald at or near 10th & Patton after 1:00 PM CST on November 22, 1963.

That's called ignoring the best evidence completely.



Among your dozen witnesses who saw Oswald in Oak Cliff, do you include Oswald buying the ticket to [the] Dick Clark show at Top Ten? Oswald showing a driver's license with his name on it to buy a beer? Oswald sitting in Mather's car at the Mexican restaurant? The Oswald look-alike - Cuban at the Alpha 66 house who was mistaken for Oswald in Oklahoma? And which one was it who killed Tippit?



I'm talking, of course, about the dozen witnesses who were in the immediate vicinity of Tenth & Patton at approximately 1:15 PM on November 22 and saw Oswald firing bullets into the body of a policeman and/or saw Oswald leaving that murder scene with gun in hand, dumping shells out of that gun.

I'm not talking about people who think they saw Oswald elsewhere in Dallas, doing things that we know he could not have been doing at about that same time.

Tell me, Bill, do you really and truly think that all (or any) of those other "I Saw Oswald" witnesses saw the real LHO or an "imposter" on November 22?

And if it's the latter, then what kind of goofballs were those patsy-framers anyway? They've got Oswald driving a car (when they should know the real LHO couldn't do that--at least not very well anyway), and they've even got him in other CITIES, like Oklahoma City, when he's being framed for two murders in DALLAS??

The various "mistaken identity" witnesses are fun to play around with, but they obviously were all truly mistaken. Because the real Oswald's whereabouts are accounted for. And you know that--don't you Bill?


How do you know they were "mistaken identity" witnesses, and if they were, how come the ones who saw "Oswald" shoot Tippit at 10th & Patton didn't make the same "mistaken identity," especially if there was someone or more than one person who either looked like Oswald or was intentionally impersonating him?


Come on, Bill. You're kidding with this question, right?

The answer is, if course -- Because Oswald had the Tippit murder weapon
ON HIM when he was arrested, Bill.

Do you want to theorize that an Oswald "look-alike" shot Tippit with Smith & Wesson Revolver #V510210, and then handed off that gun to the real Oswald less than 35 minutes later in the theater?

That's just crazy talk, Bill.


How come all the Tippit murder witnesses, at least in your mind, say they saw the historic LHO, when the others were mistaken, even though Oswald was certainly in the hood at the time?


Again, the gun.

There was only ONE Tippit murder weapon (despite Don Thomas' recent goofy claims). And that ONE gun was in the real Oswald's hands 35 minutes after Tippit was shot.

This one's a no-brainer, William. Why in the world CTers even consider this topic to be "in doubt" is the bigger mystery.


And who was that guy who said he was Oswald buying jeeps in Louisiana, when Oswald was in USSR?


Beats me. But I know it wasn't the same guy who shot J.D. Tippit in Oak Cliff on November 22nd.

And why on Earth would any plotters who were attempting to frame Oswald for some later crime even WANT to do something so silly by having a person pretend to be a guy who they surely knew was thousands of miles away (in Russia) at the time he was being impersonated in the state of Louisiana?

Did these so-called plotters have any brains at all?


And who was that guy who shot at the targets they say was Oswald when Oswald was at the Paines?


I think one of those LHO sightings at the rifle range might have really been Oswald. Although the part about Oswald possibly driving away in a car is a bit hard to buy. That's the part of the story that makes me think it wasn't Oswald. But Malcolm Price and Garland Slack are pretty convincing.

And, I'll be honest, I kinda want that guy to be the Real McCoy (i.e., the real Oswald).

Why do I say that?

Because if the real Lee Harvey Oswald was target-shooting at the Sports Drome Rifle Range in September of 1963, it means that the conspiracy theorists are dead wrong about yet another one of their many theories associated with the JFK murder case -- and that's the theory about how Oswald never practiced with a rifle in the months leading up to President Kennedy's assassination.

Frankly, I'd love it if it could be proven that the person who was firing bullets into Garland Slack's paper target was, in fact, Lee H. Oswald. I know that that can never be "proven". But I wish it could be (for the reason I just stated).


And who was that guy who called the embassy in Mexico City and claimed to be Oswald?


That was the real Lee Harvey Oswald, of course.

Given the wealth of documentary evidence that indicates that the real LHO was, in fact, in Mexico City in September and October of 1963, the idea that he called up the embassy in that city during the time he was down there isn't really the mystery of the ages.

Since the topic of Mexico City has arisen in this discussion, let me ask you this question Bill (which is a question that I don't recall anybody ever asking--or reasonably answering--in the past):

If the real Lee Harvey Oswald was NOT in Mexico City in late September and early October 1963, then can you tell me WHERE THE REAL LEE HARVEY OSWALD WAS LOCATED during that time period in question?

As far as I am aware, there is not a single person who has ever stated that they saw Lee Oswald in New Orleans or in Fort Worth or in Dallas or in Muncie, Indiana, or anywhere else on the planet other than Mexico City during that time period when the Warren Commission said he was in Mexico City, Mexico.

How come Marina didn't see her husband during that time period if he really WASN'T in Mexico?

Did he make himself invisible for eight days and nights? Was he hiding somewhere else OTHER than Mexico City during those eight days? Where was Lee Oswald during that time if not in Mexico City?


And who was that guy who tried to get the job at the radio stations in Alice, Texas?


I haven't the foggiest. (And neither do you, Bill.)


And who was that guy who drove the Ford down Stemmons?


I think that could have been the real Oswald too. But, just like all of your other "Oswald Double" examples, it doesn't really matter in the long run. Because the ONE AND ONLY Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK and J.D. Tippit. And his own actions (both before and after the shooting of the President), coupled with the physical evidence of his double-guilt, make that fact abundantly clear.


And who was that guy who hitchhiked a ride in the pickup to the TSBD with a rifle?


That's almost certainly a bogus "sighting", Bill. The fellow who made that claim could have had knowledge of all of those details prior to telling his tale. And the kicker there, IMO, could very well be the words "window shades" (the exact words in Mr. Yates' and Mr. Jones' story), which were also the exact same words spoken by District Attorney Henry Wade during his 11/24/63 press conference after Oswald was shot and killed:


And who was that guy with the foreign wife, little girl and baby who went to the furniture store looking for a gun shop?


I have no idea. (And neither do you, Bill.)

But even if it was the real Lee Oswald in that furniture store, please tell me how that fact means diddly when it comes to the evidence in the JFK/Tippit cases?

And if the family was an "Imposter Oswald Family", please tell me why any conspirators setting up Oswald for the President's murder would have wanted to go through some silly charade at a furniture store prior to the assassination? Were the plotters bored that day? And they employed a WHOLE FAMILY to impersonate the Oswald family? It's silly beyond belief.


And who was that guy named Oswald who had his gun sight adjusted?


Dial Ryder's story is almost certainly bogus. Bugliosi has a nice section in "Reclaiming History" which destroys Mr. Ryder.


And who was that guy who signed his name Lee H. Oswald; Dallas at the Nuclear Energy Museum in Tennessee?



When you get to the Oswald sighting in my hometown of Richmond, Indiana, let me know. Because I want to know if Lee was hiding in my basement on Pearl Street while I was upstairs in my crib. (Don't forget about Ruth Paine's visit to Richmond in September of '63. There's probably a "connection" there for an industrious conspiracy theorist, don't you think?)


How can you be so convinced that Oswald shot Tippit and then went to the movie theater when others at the theater say Oswald showed up earlier and bought popcorn? Who was that guy?


So, let me get this straight, Bill -- you're saying that an "Oswald" person went into the theater prior to the time when Johnny Brewer saw Oswald go into the theater?

Which would mean one of two things (both equally silly):

1.) It was the same "Oswald" who entered the theater on both of those occasions on November 22, 1963. Which would also mean that Oswald decided to GO BACK OUTSIDE after going into the theater and buying some popcorn, so that he could be seen acting "funny" and "scared" by Johnny Brewer in the lobby area of Brewer's shoe store.


2.) There were two different "Oswalds" who entered the theater that day, which means that the goofy plotters were pulling another scenario like Edwin Lopez has suggested occurred in Mexico and just like John Armstrong has said occurred in the TSBD on November 22 -- with BOTH an "imposter" and the Real McCoy showing up at the same place at the very same time (or pert-near the same time anyway).

If #2 is correct, wouldn't the plotters be a little hesitant to allow an imposter to be seen in the very same place as the guy he was impersonating?

Or didn't the brain-dead conspirators give a damn about potentially blowing their "patsy" plot to bits by risking having an unknown number of possible witnesses seeing TWO Oswalds walking around in the same building at the same time?


How do you differentiate between the positive identifications of Oswald and the bogus ones?


Well, in the case of any sightings of Oswald being somewhere other than near Tenth & Patton at about 1:15 PM CST on 11/22/63, it's very easy to differentiate between a "bogus" sighting and a real sighting. All sightings of an "Oswald" being someplace other than near Tenth Street and Patton Avenue at that time are definitely "bogus" (for the reasons stated previously).

Common sense and geography debunk several of the other bogus sightings -- such as the ones about seeing "Oswald" in cities that we pretty much know he was not in at the time in question.


And if the bogus ones aren't a case of mistaken identity but intentional impersonation, what was that all about?


Well, IMO, that would be a case of the plotters who were supposedly setting up the real Oswald being mighty, mighty stupid. Because they're having him do things and be in places that only tend to advertise the fact that it's a fake Oswald.

Plus there's the fact, of course, that on Game Day (Nov. 22) all of their detailed "imposter" preparations would be sliding right down the toilet because these incredibly dumb conspirators then decided to shoot JFK with multiple guns in Dealey Plaza (according to 99% of all conspiracy theorists on the planet), thereby assuring that their lone "patsy" could never be proven to be the SOLE ASSASSIN of President Kennedy.

Apparently gray matter was in short supply in the "Let's Frame Lee Harvey Oswald As Our Lone Patsy" Department at Langley in 1963. Wouldn't you agree, William Kelly?

David Von Pein
December 6-7, 2010


(PART 1217)


The bald-faced lie told by Roger Craig, when he said he saw the words "7.65 Mauser" stamped, plain as day, on Oswald's Carcano rifle as it was discovered on the TSBD's sixth floor on 11/22/63, was certainly THE biggest and most blatant lie told by anyone connected in any way with the JFK murder case.

But try and get any conspiracist to say a single bad word about Big Fat Liar Roger Craig. Since Craig was on the "conspiracy" side of the equation, naturally all of his many lies are supposed to be ignored altogether--like his doozy about seeing "7.65 Mauser" on Oswald's Carcano (which was proven to be a Carcano via the Alyea film, which is another thing that all CTers will ignore until the cows come home).



Will you please explain then, why officers Weitzman and Boone, who found the rife and stated in their reports later that day that the rifle was a Mauser, aren't Big Fat Liars too?


Boone and Weitzman never claimed to see the words 7.65 MAUSER on any rifle in the Depository. Therefore, they didn't LIE.

They were merely mistaken about the type of rifle that was being hoisted in the air by J.C. Day.

And when we look at the similarities, it's easy to see how such a mistake could easily be made:


Take note of Roger Craig's comments in this article:

Craig claims he had no idea what type of gun was recovered from the boxes on the sixth floor, even though he said he HANDLED the rifle himself (another big fat lie from Craig).

Craig also talks about a Mauser being found on "the roof" of the TSBD (another ridiculous statement).

I guess Craig later decided to add his tall tale about actually seeing the words "7.65 Mauser" stamped on a rifle that was supposedly (per the above article) found ON THE ROOF, and not on the sixth floor at all.

That's the trouble with evolving lies like Roger Craig told. It's hard for the liar to keep all of his lies straight....as we can easily see via that interview with Craig.


Typical Von Peinian BS, all assumption, presumption and no research except what he wants to say to smear someone. This is nothing but a brief extract of an interview. Very little follow-up, if any. So one cannot ask the subject: did they eventually bring down the Mauser from the roof? When exactly did you get there? How long after the original rifle discovery?

DVP does not like it since Bernice just blew up the developing story to discredit Craig, namely that the inscription "7.65 Mauser" did not appear on the Mauser at all. She proves that on the Argentine model it did.

Oh yeah Davy, Bernice photoshopped the interview out of her imagination.


More B.S. from Jimmy D., of course.

After Roger Craig invented his bald-faced lie about seeing "7.65 Mauser" stamped on the rifle, he always maintained that it was stamped on the rifle that Lt. J.C. Day had just lifted out of the boxes on the northwest corner of the sixth floor.

Craig never claimed to see the stamp on a rifle that had later been carried down from the roof.

Craig's 7.65 Mauser lie is exposed in this [1968] article that Bernice Moore linked to earlier [in a post at The Education Forum] (even though Bernice undoubtedly thinks that that article she posted is further proof that Roger D. Craig is the Saint to end all Saints.)

But the clincher is contained in the video below, which proves for all time that Craig's lies evolved over a period of time. In the 1968 article, Roger Craig said this:

QUESTION: "Did you handle that rifle [that was pulled from the boxes on the sixth floor of the TSBD]?"

ROGER CRAIG: "Yes, I did. I couldn't give its name because I don't know foreign rifles."

But in Mark Lane's video from the 1970s, "Two Men In Dallas", Roger Craig specifically says that he saw "7.65 Mauser" stamped on the rifle that had just been lifted from the box stacks on the sixth floor. [See video below.]

The combination of the 1968 Craig interview and the above video clip exposes Roger Craig's "7.65 Mauser" lie like never before.

But I'm sure conspiracy mongers like James DiEugenio and Lee Farley will continue to pat Roger Craig on the back and treat him as a perfectly truthful and upstanding witness when it comes to this 7.65 Mauser B.S. and his tale about the bullet shells being only about three-fourths of an inch to one inch apart and all facing the exact same direction (and who would even want to PLANT shells in such a silly manner anyway?), etc.

Plus, there's also the fact that Roger Craig never said a single word about seeing any rifle with "7.65 Mauser" stamped on it during his testimony in front of the Warren Commission either. Which is, of course, yet another indication that Deputy Sheriff Craig invented his "Mauser" story only after appearing before the Warren Commission.

The word "Mauser" is not mentioned once during Craig's 1964 Warren Commission session, even after David Belin said this to Craig right after Craig told the WC about the discovery of the rifle on the sixth floor:

"Anything else happen up to that time that you haven't related here that you feel might be important?"

Roger Craig's answer to Belin's above question:


In addition, Craig never said a word about seeing the Mauser stamp on the sixth-floor rifle during his 1969 Clay Shaw Trial testimony either. And also contradicting his 1968 interview, Craig never mentions handling the rifle during his testimony at Shaw's New Orleans trial either.

In short -- Anyone who supports Roger Dean Craig is supporting a known liar.

David Von Pein
October 10, 2010

(PART 1216)


It was planned to remove all bullets and identifiable fragments from the wounds before the official autopsy.


But what about the potential bullets and fragments in John Connally's body?

Connally didn't die, and therefore could not be subjected to any kind of "rigged" or phony autopsy (which is what many conspiracy theorists think happened with JFK's autopsy).

So did the plotters of this grandiose "REMOVE ALL BULLETS AND IDENTIFIABLE FRAGMENTS FROM THE WOUNDS BEFORE THE OFFICIAL AUTOPSY" scheme just get lucky when no bullets or large, identifiable fragments were recovered from the wounds of Governor Connally at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas?

Conspiracy theorists sound so silly when they start talking about the physical evidence in the JFK case. And what makes it so incredibly silly, of course, is the fact that none of this stupid crap they think happened with the bullet evidence ever really happened at all. Nor COULD it possibly have happened--unless all of the plotters and conspirators had the same talents and abilities as magician David Copperfield.


Regarding the shells, DVP, there is also testimony in evidence that the shells were bunched together when first discovered.


Oh, I see that the chronic liar named Roger Craig has you hypnotized, eh?

Can't you see the idiocy of Craig's statement about the shells being only about an inch apart and all pointing the same direction?

Who would even WANT to plant shells in such an obvious "THESE SHELLS WERE PLACED HERE, THEY DIDN'T FALL THIS WAY ON THEIR OWN AFTER BEING FIRED FROM RIFLE C2766" fashion?

Just how stupid were those patsy-framers anyway? I'd really like to know.

Let's take a quick "How Stupid Were These Plotters?" inventory:

They supposedly planted a bullet on the WRONG stretcher at Parkland (per some CTers).

They planted shells in the Sniper's Nest in such a manner to make it look like they were placed there by hand (per some CTers).

They wait until Sunday, November 24th to shoot Lee Oswald, so that their "hit man" named Ruby could perform the murder on live television in front of millions of people.

They allow their one and only patsy to wander around on the lower floors of the Book Depository at the exact time they desperately need him upstairs on the sixth floor firing a gun at the President. (This one is momumentally stupid on the part of the unknown and unseen "they".)

They go to the immense trouble of impersonating LHO all over God's Creation PRIOR to November 22, and they take the time to "fake" the backyard photos (and then they get Marina to lie about them by getting her to say for the rest of her life that she, herself, took those pictures of her late husband) -- and yet when Game Day (11/22) rolls around, what do "they" do? --- They start popping away at JFK from several different directions in Dealey Plaza, even though they are supposed to be framing just ONE guy in the TSBD.

These bumbling patsy-framers must have all attended Idiots 'R Us University before commencing their "Let's Frame Oswald" project.


If we are to accept CE399 on face value, then we must also accept other testimony that appears as evidence in the WCR, right?


If it's the testimony of a known liar such as Roger Dean Craig, then no.

As far as the JFK murder case goes, there was no bigger and more blatant PROVABLE liar than Roger D. Craig. No question about that fact. And anyone who places a single ounce of faith in anything that liar says in connection with the JFK assassination is nothing but a fool.

David Von Pein
September 21, 2010

(PART 124)