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: News Review

for the deaf and hard of hearing
A look at the news of the week with film from all over the world and a commentary that can be seen as well as heard.


Presenter: Michael De Morgan
Translator: Ruth Leeds
Producer: Richard Gamble

: The Death of Kennedy

See panel below and page 9

News Summary: 9.50*-9.55*

Was there more than one assassin?
Or did Lee Harvey Oswald act alone?

Cliff Michelmore and Kenneth Harris lead an enquiry into the mystery and suspicions that continue to surround the murder of President John F. Kennedy

"A growing number of people think that the case should be reopened and the doubts resolved." Walter Lippmam

"That Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone is a matter of reasonable doubt." Life Magazine

"You can raise questions - yes. The test is, can you answer them." Senator Richard Russell, Member of the Warren Commission

"The most insidious schemer in the world could hardly rig the statements of 552 witnesses." Representative Gerald Ford, Member of the Warren Commission

"The case against Oswald as the lone assassin is refuted by the very witnesses upon whom the Commission relied." Mark Lane

In this unprecedented programme, the controversy that persists about the Warren Commission's findings that Lee Harvey Oswald did act alone are examined on film and in the studio, in Dallas, Texas, and in Washington, D.C.
The case for the defence of Lee Harvey Oswald is put by Mark Lane, Lawyer and writer, and features the first showing of "Rush to Judgment", a film by Emil de Antonio and Mark Lane
The case for the Warren Report is put by Counsels to the Warren Commission, Arlen Specter, District Attorney, Philadelphia, and David Belin, Iowa attorney

Assessing the Evidence put forward in this open-ended programme: Lord Devlin,
former Lord of Appeal in Ordinary and Professor Alexander M. Bickel, Chancellor Kent Professor of Law and Legal History at Yale University

Others taking part: Hugh Aynesworth, Dallas journalist, Phil Burleson, Attorney to Jack Ruby


Presenter: Cliff Michelmore
Presenter: Kenneth Harris
Speaker: Mark Lane
Speaker: Arlen Specter
Speaker: David Belin
Speaker: Hugh Aynesworth
Speaker: Phil Burleson
Assessor: Lord Devlin
Assessor: Professor Alexander M. Bickel
Designer: Tony Snoaden
Assistant Producer: Peter Pagnamenta
Producer/Director: Richard Francis

: Late Night Line-Up

rounds off the weekend
Criticism, Discussion, Diversion with Denis Tuohy, Michael Dean, Joan Bakewell, Tony Bilbow and tonight's guests.


Presenter: Denis Tuohy
Presenter: Michael Dean
Presenter: Joan Bakewell
Presenter: Tony Bilbow

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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