Yesterday I interviewed the former Executive Producer of the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite as well as a famous presidential historian from Columbia University to get their thoughts 50 years after an event that the majority of Americans alive today only know about from reading or watching television.
Both absolutely agreed that in spite of 50 years of stories, Lee Harvey Oswald was a lone gunman. The retired professor had been appointed to a panel by President Clinton to review all documentation (4 million items) as a result of Oliver Stone’s movie which was total imagination but fired up many to believe that the conspiracy theory was real.
The professor who is 92 pointed out that every presidential assassination was carried out by a lone gunman. He recalled when FDR died he spoke with a man who remembered Garfield’s assassination!
I’ll post the interview on my Old New York Stories website when I have transcribed it.
Unrelated to the discussion about JFK was a comment that the professor recalled from Lyndon Johnson which was published at the time LBJ was having trouble with his own Democratic Caucus. I confirmed the quote on the internet which is copied below:
“I now know the difference between a caucus and a cactus,” LBJ told someone who leaked his remark to reporters. “In a cactus all the pricks are on the outside”.