Leaders in the JFK research community convened at the National Press Club during “Sunshine Week” on March 16 to underscore the historical importance of the scheduled release next October by the National Archives of the final batch of declassified documents about the 1963 assassination of President Kennedy.
John R. Tunheim, the congressionally appointed former chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) and now chief U.S. district judge for Minnesota, delivered a keynote address regarding the scheduled release by Oct. 26 of the final installment of JFK assassination papers. read more
CAPA also released statements by the ARRB members and more than two dozen other experts, including three surviving members of the Warren Commission staff, seeking broad release of the documents, as authorized by Congress in 1992.
Speakers at the forum included Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, J.D., M.D., the noted forensic pathologist, author, medical school professor and CAPA chairman, and Dr. John M. Newman, Ph.D., a history professor, former Army intelligence officer, and the author of “JFK and Vietnam” and “Oswald and the CIA” and other books.
The forum in the press club’s Zenger Room began with a news conference for members of the media. Later, the forum continued with additional presentations. Visit here or see below for more details, including a film of the entire four-hour event by award-winning documentary film maker Randolph Benson.