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), all 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?"....

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