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||Material from " Bobby and Edgar: The Historic Face-Off Between
the Kennedys and Hoover
| Journalist and historian Burton Hersh
has followed the Kennedy family for more than 35 years. His latest
book is a study of the behind-the-scenes power struggles among
the Kennedys and longtime FBI director J. Edgar Hoover. Hersh writes
that as attorney general, Robert F. Kennedy did his best to keep
Hoover - technically his subordinate - on a short leash. But knowledge
of Kennedy family secrets gave Hoover, always a master manipulator,
the upper hand.
Hersh's periodical work is extensive, including contributions to
Holiday, Show, Horizon, Venture, Ski, Town and Country, Sports
Illustrated, Esquire, Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and
The Washington Post. Along with three national book tours, Hersh
has made appearances as a Commentator on Lehrer Report, History
Channel, A&E, and hundreds of other radio and television appearances.
Hersh's book is titled Bobby and J. Edgar: The Historic Face-Off
Between the Kennedys and J. Edgar Hoover that Transformed America.
Ambassador Hotel RFK Assassination Photos Controversy
||E. Howard Hunt confession
|David Giammarco's life could easily be a movie or
an intriguing novel. He's an award winning media and print journalist,
published a book and hosted a radio show while still in his teens,
traveled the globe with Tom Cruise, and counts actor Kevin Costner
as a close friend.
Giammarco, who has written and directed two films, has appeared
in numerous television shows and films. He has also written for
such publications as Playboy, Cigar Aficionado, People Magazine,
The London Times, The Miami Herald, The Sydney Times, The National
Post, and The Globe and Mail.
Giammarco has interviewed countless celebrities and legends, and
when he comes to NID in November, he's going to be focusing on
one of those celebrities - Howard Hunt and what Hunt knew of the
Giammarco had been personally working with E. Howard Hunt for several
years prior to the announcement of Hunt's confession and he will
offer an in depth history of Hunt's revelations as well as an assessment
of their reliability.
||E. Howard Hunt confession in regard to Sturgis, Morales and
Harvey -and- RFK Assassination: the Polk Dot Conspiracy
|Larry Hancock, author of the ground-breaking “Someone
Would Have Talked” (2006) a master work containing 5 years
of cold war history, Cuban exiles, renegade CIA officers, and Mafioso,
and a vast span of documents, also co-author (with Connie Kritzberg)
of “November Patriots”, a work of historically-based
fiction concerning the death of JFK. Hancock has spent the last
thirty-plus years dealing with computers and communications. Recently
retired asMarketing Director for Zoom Telephonics, Inc, he has
expended considerable effort conducting research on intelligence
aspects of the assassination. Larry was given the JFK Lancer New
Frontier Award in 2000 and then the JFK Lancer-Mary Ferrell Legacy
Award in 2001.
|| E. HOWARD HUNT AND THE MAFIA
In his autobiography and revelations to his son,
E. Howard Hunt never mentioned his role in two key areas relevant
to JFK's assassination. First are the documented ties of several
of his close associates--including his best friend, Manuel Artime--to
Mafia bosses like Santo Trafficante, Johnny Rosselli, and Carlos
Marcello at the time of JFK's murder. Second, Hunt didn't reveal
his important role in the plan by John and Robert Kennedy to
use Cuban Army Commander Juan Almeida to stage a "palace
coup" against Fidel Castro ten days after Dallas; Artime's
part of that plan was code-named AMWORLD by the CIA. This
presentation will present new information about Hunt's role in
those activities, including Hunt's own criminal activity with Trafficante
associates during AMWORLD. Information about Hunt and Trafficante--recorded
in 1992 by a close associate of Robert Kennedy, but revealed in
this presentation for the first time--will shed a new light not
only on JFK's murder, but also Watergate. The presentation will
include the first announcement about a major release of new information
concerning Hunt, his associates, Trafficante, Rosselli, and Marcello
coming out next year.
||Special Audio Presentation: Frank Sturgis
||The Stranger Truths of Ray Carnay, Lee Oswald, and the
|This is a study of one of the possible use of the
name in an intelligence operation while Oswald himself was still
Russia. It involves Cuban activities.
|William Law & Mark Sobel
||RFK Assassination and Ambassador Hotel Witnesses Documentary
William Law is an accomplished layman historian
with many, many important interviews conducted including Bethesda
witnesses Ex-FBI Special Agents James Sibert and Frances O’Neill and
James Jenkins. Author of “In the Eye of History: Disclosures
in the JFK Assassination Medical Evidence” (2004).
oral history of the RFK assassination witnesses in book and
documentary format with filmmaker Mark Sobel.
||Material from "A Tangled Web", Richard Cain as shooter
|Michael J. Cain is the author of *The Tangled Web*
2007), a biography of his half-brother Richard Cain, a Chicago
contractor, FBI informant, and member of organized crime. Michael's
research for the book brought him to the JFK research community
years ago when Richard was accused of assassinating John F. Kennedy.
A former software developer, Michael is now a full-time writer
living near Atlanta, GA.
| John Kelin
|| Material from "Praise
from a Future Generation"
|John Kelin's interest in the Kennedy
assassination dates to 1976,
when he attended a lecture by Mark Lane. Between
1994 and 2000 he
published "Fair Play" magazine, sometimes called
the first JFK-oriented
site on the World Wide Web. In 1999 he received
JFK Lancer's New
Frontier award and has been listed in several
editions of the Master
Researcher Directory. Kelin edited False Mystery,
a collection of
Vincent J. Salandria's assassination writing.
He has worked in
broadcasting and the computer industry. "Praise
from a Future
Generation" is his first book.
|Casey Quinlan/Brian Edwards
||Dealey Plaza Witness Ed Hoffman
|Richard Van Noord
||Officer Marion Baker Timeline research
Richard Van Noord is a native New Jerseyan who
has followed the JFK assassination and subsequent research for
30 years. He started much like anyone else, with curiosity, but
never really did any serious research. About a year ago, Richard
joined the many researchers who are looking into conspiracy.
Richard attended high school in New Jersey and, after graduating
Missouri Valley College, entered the field of radio journalism,
and traveled in the Midwest and the northeast. He won several
Associated Press awards for outstanding news coverage. After
graduating Stephen F. Austin State University with a Masters
in Communication in 1993, he went on to become a political consultant,
working for several candidates from Congress, U.S. Senate and
Governor. He also worked as an Adjunct Professor at the Richard
Stockton College of New Jersey. After completing his work for
the "Douglas Forrester for Governor" campaign
in 2005, Richard joined the first Benecard Services, in
Lawrenceville, NJ, serving in Broker Relations. It
is this job that has enabled Richard to pursue some of his research
With a tremendous amount of help from Sean Murphy and Jeff
Rollins, Richard was able to put together a time frame for
Marrion Baker's entry into the Texas School Book Depository.
This research slices considerable time off the research of Gary
Mack, Dale Myers and Todd Vaughan, who all claim Baker took more
than 35 seconds to get to the Depository.
||Italian Army Carcano firing study and commentary; Ansa video of Italian Army Terni Carcano
||NAAA and bullet fragment proof
|This year researchers at Texas A&M University
made world breaking news when they called into question critical
evidence that has long supported the theory of a lone gunman in
the 1963 assassination of United States President John F. Kennedy.
One of the researchers that questioned the validity of the evidence
was Cliff Spiegelman, professor of statistics at Texas A&M
and an expert in bullet-lead analysis.
His team conducted chemical and forensic analysis of bullets reportedly
derived from the same batch as those used by suspected assassin
Lee Harvey Oswald to gun down Kennedy on that fateful day at Dealey
Plaza. Their findings show that evidence used to rule out a second
assassin is fundamentally flawed. In addition, their findings show
the matching fragments could have come from three or more separate
bullets and, therefore, more than one shooter.
||Gaeten Fonzi video interview; Dr. Michaael Kurtz material
|35 year veteran of radio and television broadcasting
in Louisiana, Jim has been a student of the assassination of John
F. Kennedy since 1967. Jim has produced and hosted television and
radio interviews with many well known researchers and authors such
as Jim Garrison, David Lifton, Mark Lane, Mary Ferrell, Robert
Mayheu, Joe West, David Belin, Jack Anderson, John Davis, John
Newman, Dr. Charles Crenshaw, Penn Jones, Jr., and a host of Dealey
||The Mary Ferrell Archive
Rex Bradford is a computer game developer whose
interest in the JFK
assassination and technology experience led him to develop the
Matters website. He is creating the largest electronic archive
documents at the Mary Ferrell Foundation, which now houses over
pages of reports and documents. Rex is also Vice-President of
the Assassination Archives and Research Center.
Synposis: The Mary Ferrell Foundation's document
archive now contains more
than 600,000 pages of reports and documents related to the JFK
and its historical context. This talk explores the means of navigating
massive archive and presents highlights from the various collections.