JFK Experts To Explode Myths, Sign Books In DC Sept. 26-28

 

Seventeen authors and film makers who have researched the 1963 murder of the President Kennedy are scheduled for meet-the-author book signings as part of a major conference on the 50th anniversary of the Warren Commission report.

John M. NewmanThe lead off author is Dr. John M. Newman, at right, a professor, former National Security Agency official, and one of the opening featured speakers opening on Friday “The Warren Report and the JFK Assassination: A Half Century of Significant Disclosures."

The Assassination Archives and Research Center (AARC) organized the event from Sept. 26 to 28 at the Bethesda Hyatt Regency Hotel, which is near the District of Columbia border at the Metro stop in Bethesda, MD. The public can attend the author signings in the Embassy Suite without paying the conference admission fee.

Newman, shown at right, has been an adjunct political science professor at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA since January 2013. The retired major in the U.S. Army holds a doctorate, worked in Army intelligence from 1974 to 1994, and served as Assistant to the Director at the NSA from 1988 to 1990. His books include “JFK and Vietnam: Deception, Intrigue, and the Struggle for Power” and “Oswald and the CIA.”

He plans to preview his next book, in which he alleges significant new information about official involvement in the president's murder and a cover-up.

Anthony SummersAmong the other authors signing books in a schedule listed below are best-selling investigative reporter Anthony Summers, shown at left.

Summers is a former senior BBC journalist based in Ireland and the author of nine major non-fiction books, including the just-republished Not In Your Lifetime that he will sign. His investigative work has ranged from the fate of the last Russian Tsar in 1918 to Britain’s Profumo sex/spy scandal, to the John F. Kennedy assassination, to the September 9/11 attacks.

Another long-distance traveler will be Dr. Ernst Titovets, at right, who journeys from his native Belarus. As a student, Titovets became the best friend in Minsk of accused JFK assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, who defected to the Soviet Union from 1959 until his return to the United States 1962. As a U.S. Marine, Oswald had learned fluent Russian and held a higher-than-normal security clearance. Some researchers believe Oswald participated in a false defector program. They say this pose enabled Oswald to penetrate the Iron Curtain during the Cold War albeit with a keen eye from the Soviets on his behavior, and then continue intelligence/law enforcement work back in the United States as a supposed pro-Castro advocate.

Erst TitovetsTitovets is a medical school professor who holds both doctoral research and medical doctor degrees. He will launch the 2014 updated edition of his 2010 memoir Oswald: Russian Episode. Tiitovets, whose medical specialty is neurology, argues that the Lee Harvey Oswald he knew was a friendly and relatively normal young man and not the angry, prospective killer widely portrayed by the Warren Commission and the commission's supporters.

Among U.S. best-selling authors are Russ Baker, author of Family of Secrets about the Bush Dynasty, and Dr. Joan Mellen, a Temple University professor who has authored 22 books.

The authors and film makers will sign copies of their work in the hotel's Embassy Suite, which is open to the public without admission charge.

Jim DiEugenio Destiny Betrayed Overall, some 45 expert speakers will reveal or discuss recent findings differing from the Warren Commission’s 1964 report ascribing President Kennedy’s murder to Oswald as a sole assassin firing from the rear. Other authors include Jim DiEugenio (whose collaborator Lisa Pease will also speak), Marie Fonzi (widow of noted JFK investigator Gaeton Fonzi), Robert Groden, Eric Hamburg, Dr. David Kaiser, Jonathan Morley, Andy Thibault, Dr. Donald Thomas, and Prof. Lamar Waldron, plus film maker Patrick Speer.

In another no-cost dimension of the conference, Los Angeles-based actor Brian Connors and a group of fellow actors will dramatize the long-secret Jan. 22, 1964 Warren Commission Executive Session where Allen Dulles told his fellow commissioners that the CIA and FBI would lie to them to protect their perceived self-interests.

A long-suppressed transcript of the meeting shows how the commissioners led by then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren dealt with the 1964 threat at the beginning of the commission's work that two newspaper reporters would reveal that Oswald had been paid $200 a week by the FBI before the killing.

Revelation of Oswald's FBI relationship threatened to thwart conventional wisdom promulgated by authorities immediately after JFK's murder Oswald, a former Marine, was a misfit, murderer and "lone nut" -- instead of the "patsy" Oswald claimed to be before he was murdered in police custody two days after his arrest. 

The dramatization shows how Dulles, whom Kennedy had forced out of the agency in 1961 as part of shake-up the president intended, advised his fellow commissioners to deny any relationships that might have existed between the FBI, CIA and Oswald.

This no-cost reading is scheduled at 5:45 p.m. on Sept. 27, shortly before a separate banquet featuring a filmed message from the convention audience from director Oliver Stone and then remarks by his collaborator, Dr. Peter Kuznick of American University following a display of the JFK segment of their 2012 Showtime documentary, "The Untold Story of the United States."

Kuznick will comment on their work in his keynote remarks, and then sign books and video, beginning approximately 9:15 p.m. Stone, producer and director of the iconic film JFK, has been working in Germany on his next movie, "The Snowden Files." It portrays whistleblower and former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden.

 
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Friday, September 26, 2014

 

John M. Newman

 

 

Dr. John M. Newman:  “The Darkest Cover-up:  The CIA and Cuba”
Books: “Oswald and the CIA” and “JFK and Vietnam”
12:45 PM Signing

 

 

 

Jefferson MorleyJefferson Morley "Our Man in Mexico" coverJefferson Morley:  “The CIA and the Culture of Secrecy”
Book: “Our Man in Mexico”
3:15 PM Signing

 

Anthony Summers:  “After Not in Your Lifetime”
Book: “Not in Your Lifetime”
4:45 PM Signing

 

Ernst Titovets Cover of Oswald: Russian Episode

 

 

Prof. Ernst Titovets, M.D., Ph.D.:  “Oswald Was my Best Friend”
Book: “Oswald: Russian Episode” (2014 New Edition)
5:30 PM Signing

 

 

 

 

Lamar Waldron

 

Prof. Lamar Waldron — "Withheld in Full”
Books:
"The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination"  
"Legacy of Secrecy" 
"Ultimate Sacrifice"
"Watergate: The Hidden History--Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA"
"Withheld in Full"
10:35 AM Signing


 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Patrick Speer: “The Single-Bullet Theory, Voodoo Science, and Zombie Lies”
DVD Signing: “The Mysterious Death of Number 35”
9:15 AM Signing

 

Special Invitation: Marie Fonzi:  “On the Home Front”
Book: “The Last Investigation” by the late Gaeton Fonzi with introduction by Marie Fonzi
9:45 AM to 10:15 AM Signing (and at 10 AM Sept. 28)

 

Dr. Donald Thomas
 
 
 
Dr. Donald Thomas:  “JFK Acoustical Evidence:  Challenge and Corroboration”
Book: “Hear No Evil”'
10:45 AM Signing

 

 

 

 

Andy Thibault

 

 

Special Invitation:  Andy Thibault, Author, Investigative Reporter and Event Media Partner  
Book: “More Cool Justice”
11:40 AM Signing

 

Joan Mellen

 

Prof. Joan Mellen: “CIA and the HSCA: How CIA Controlled the HSCA and the Writing of its Final Report”
Books: “A Farewell To Justice” and “The Great Game in Cuba”
12:10 PM Signing

 

David Kaiser

 

 

Dr. David Kaiser: “What We’ve Learned Since The Road to Dallas
Books “The Road To Dallas”
2:20 PM Signing 

 

 

 

 

James DiEugenio: “Who Was John F. Kennedy, and Why Was He Murdered?”
Books:
“Reclaiming Parkland”
“Destiny Betrayed”
3:00 PM Signing

 

Eric Hamburg: “Conversations with Fabian Escalante and E. Howard Hunt — Two views of the Kennedy assassination”
Books:
“JFK, Nixon, Oliver Stone & Me”
"Bond of Secrecy" by St. John Hunt with Afterword by Eric Hamburg
3:30 PM Signing

Presidential Puppety: Obama, Romney and Their Mastes


 

 

Andrew Kreig:  “The JFK Cover-up’s Long Shadow”
Book: “Presidential Puppetry: Obama, Romney and Their Masters”
4:20 PM Signing

 

 

 

 

Russ BakerRuss Baker

 

 

Russ Baker:  “The Role of the WC Staff in the Cover-Up”
Book: “Family of Secrets”
5:20 PM Signing

 

 

Robert Groden: “A View From the Grassy Knoll”
Books: “The Search for Lee Harvey Oswald” and “The Killing of the President”
6:15 PM Signing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-Hidden Transcript of Warren Commission Meeting Dramatized By Professional Actors

Free Reading at 5:45 - 7:00 PM

President Johnson Accepts Warren Commission Report in 1964


Brian Connors and a group of fellow actors will dramatize the January 22, 1964 Warren Commission Executive Session where Allen Dulles told his fellow commissioners that the CIA and FBI would lie to them to protect their perceived self-interests. He advised also that the commissioners should deny any relationships that might have existed between those agencies and Lee Harvey Oswald.

Connors has had a long career as an actor which eventually evolved into writing, directing and producing. After graduating from Rutgers University he moved into NYC and began working off-broadway, in major regional Theaters, Television and in numerous TV Commercials. This fall Brian appears opposite Kevin Costner in the Disney film MCFARLAND. He’s been featured on LAW & ORDER, LAW & ORDER SVU, THE RICHES, THE HANDLER and CLOSE TO HOME working in scenes with Eddie Izzard, Minnie Driver, Sam Waterson, Mariska Hargitay, Chris Noth and Jerry Orbach among others. He is a member of THE ACTORS STUDIO Playwright/Directors Unit led by Mark Rydell and Martin Landau.

The cast list: 

THE WARREN COMMISSION

John Heard -- former CIA Director Allen Dulles
John Lescault --  Chief Justice Earl Warren
Michael Quinlan -- House leader and future President Gerald Ford
Michael Willis -- Senate leader John Sherman Cooper
Dave Fendig -- House leader Hale Boggs
Ed Lieberman -- former World Bank Chairman John McCloy
Andy Brownstein -- Senate leader Richard Russell

Robert Connors - standby

CHIEF COUNSEL TO THE COMMISSION

Brian Connors -- J. Lee Rankin

 

Banquet Keynoter: Dr. Peter Kuznick (Co-author at right with Oliver Stone)

 

Oliver Stone and Peter Kuznick

 

Book: “The Untold History of the United States”
9:00 PM Signing (In banquet room after dinner)

 

Gaeton FonziSunday, September 28, 2014

Marie Fonzi:  "On the Home Front” Breakout
Book: “The Last Investigation” by the late Gaeton Fonzi with introduction by Marie Fonzi
10:00 AM Signing

 

Lamar Waldron — "Withheld in Full”
Books:
"The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination"  
"Legacy of Secrecy" 
"Ultimate Sacrifice"
"Watergate: The Hidden History--Nixon, the Mafia, and the CIA"
"Withheld in Full"
10:35 AM Signing

 

 

 

 

 
 

Justice Integrity Project Readers Guide To JFK Assassination

* Denotes major articles in this Readers Guide series

Dealey Plaza Panorama (Andrew Kreig Photo)At right is a photo by this editor in Dallas showing Dealey Plaza. The Texas Book Depository Building where Oswald worked is behind the row of trees. The car in the center lane is near the location of President Kennedy's limo at the time of his fatal shooting.

  1. Project Launches JFK Assassination Readers' Guide, Oct. 16, 2013.
  2. Project Provides JFK Readers Guide To New Books, Videos , Oct. 26, 2013. This is a list of new books and films in 2013.
  3. Project Lists JFK Assassination Reports, Archives, Videos, Events, Nov. 2, 2013. Leading video, events and archives from the last 50 years. *
  4. Disputes Erupt Over NY Times, New Yorker, Washington Post Reviews of JFK Murder, Nov. 7, 2013. *
  5. Self-Censorship In JFK TV Treatments Duplicates Corporate Print Media's Apathy, Cowardice, Nov. 7, 2013.
  6. 'Puppetry' Hardback Launched Nov. 19 at DC Author Forum on ‘White House Mysteries & Media,'  Nov. 19, 2013.
  7. Major Media Stick With Oswald 'Lone Gunman' JFK Theory, Nov. 27, 2013. Self-censorship.
  8. JFK Murder Scene Trapped Its Victim In Kill Zone, Nov. 30, 2013.
  9. JFK Murder, The CIA, and 8 Things Every American Should Know, Dec. 9, 2013. The CIA implicated itself in the cover-up, according to experts who have spoken out. *
  10. JFK Murder Prompts Expert Reader Reactions, Dec. 19, 2013. Reactions to our Dec. 9 column. 
  11. Have Spy Agencies Co-Opted Presidents and the Press? Dec. 23, 2013. *
  12. Don't Be Fooled By 'Conspiracy Theory' Smears, May 26, 2014. *
  13. Experts To Reveal Secrets of JFK Murder, Cover-up at Sept. 26-28 DC Forum , Sept. 5, 2014. 
  14. Washington Post Still Selling Warren Report 50 Years Later, Sept. 22, 2014. *
  15. JFK Experts To Explode Myths, Sign Books In DC Sept. 26-28, Sept. 24, 2014.
  16. Former Cuban Militant Leader Claims CIA Meeting With Oswald Before JFK Killing, Sept. 27, 2014. *
  17. JFK Readers Guide: Assassination Books, Reports, Oct. 15, 2014. *
  18. Former House JFK Murder Prober Alleges CIA ‘Lied,’ Seeks Hidden Records, Oct. 18, 2014. *
  19. The JFK Murder 'Cover-up' Still Matters -- As Does C-SPAN's Coverage, Nov. 11, 2014. *
  20. JFK, Nov. 22 and the Continuing Cover-Up, Nov. 24, 2014. *
  21. JFK Assassination Readers Guide To 2013-14 Events, Nov. 28, 2014. *
  22. CIA, Empowered by JFK Murder Cover-up, Blocks Senate Torture Report, Dec. 1, 2014. *
  23. Nearly Too Late, Public Learns of Bill Moyers’ Conflicts Over PBS, LBJ, Jan. 2, 2014.
  24. Why Bill O'Reilly's Lie About JFK's Murder Might Matter To You, March 17, 2015.
  25. Free Videos Show Shocking Claims About CIA, JFK Murder Probes, June 29, 2015.
  26. Pioneering Black Secret Service JFK Guard Abraham Bolden Warns Of Current Lessons, July 22, 2015.
  27. Understanding Hollywood-Style Presidential Propaganda From JFK To Trump, Aug. 18, 2015.
Related News

OpEdNews, CIA and the National Archives Thwart The JFK Act and Obstruct Democratic Accountability, Jim Lesar, Sept. 16, 2014. All records related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy ("JFK") are already supposed to be public. That's what Congress intended when it unanimously passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992 ("JFK Act"). It hasn't happened. The National Archives and the CIA are still withholding thousands of pages of JFK Act records in their entirety, even though it has been more than a half century since the Warren Commission issued its Report on the murder of the President. NARA's actions violate the law and its intent, and severely erode the principle of democratic accountability, on which America's government is based. This violation directly raises the issue of who writes the law, who rules in the United States: the elected representatives of the people in Congress or the intelligence agencies? Over 1,100 CIA files dealing with the John F. Kennedy assassination remain classified in apparent defiance of the JFK Records Act, which requires them to be speedily reviewed and made public.

OpEdNews, Revelations Mark This Month's 50th JFK Warren Report Anniversary, Andrew Kreig, Sept. 11, 2014. Sept. 26 marks the 50th  anniversary of the Warren Commission's report on President John F. Kennedy's murder. This unique, landmark date sets the stage to review the commission's findings, consider what many scholars consider to be a longstanding cover-up -- and thus provides a chance to reverse their damaging impact on the nation's government and watchdog institutions.

AlterNet, Dear Mr. President, It's Time to Obey the Law: Release the JFK Secret Service Records and End Other Needless Secrecy, Thom Hartmann and Lamar Waldron (shown in photo), Sept. 25, 2014. It's time for the Secret Service, CIA, and Lamar WaldronFBI to obey the law by releasing their 50-year old files, and to pardon the first Secret Service whistleblower. Last week's problems with the Secret Service and White House security also warrant your attention. Secrecy is especially ironic since this week marks the 50th anniversary of the release of the Warren Report, the book-length finding issued by the Warren Commission, appointed by President Lyndon Johnson and chaired by Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren. The Secret Service was one of several government agencies--along with the CIA, the FBI, and the Office of Naval Intelligence--that were found by later government committees to have withheld crucial information from the Warren Commission. Congress passed the 1992 JFK Records Act unanimously, to release all of the files related to the JFK assassination, including records about the covert US operations against Cuba in the early 1960s that surfaced in so many of the official JFK investigations. While more than 4 million pages were released, even today the National Archives refuses to say how many pages of files remain secret. Is it 50,000 pages, a figure put forth by some experts? 90,000 pages, a figure extrapolated from CIA fillings in a Freedom of Information lawsuit? Or the figure reported by NBC News in 1998 of "millions" of pages, which was confirmed by a report from OMB Watch, which quoted someone who worked with the National Archives as saying "well over a million CIA records"--not pages, but "records"--remained unreleased.