Who Killed JFK? Watch the 1964 CBS News Report

Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather cover the release of the Warren Report.

More

In this introductory clip to a 1964 CBS special report, Walter Cronkite, with the help of a young Dan Rather, investigates the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent killing of Lee Harvey Oswald. “This bizarre sequence of double killings raised great questions,” says Cronkite. “Who actually fired the shots that killed Kennedy? Why did Ruby shoot Oswald? Was there a conspiracy? Were right-wingers involved? Was it a Russian plot? A Cuban plot?”

The CBS special was broadcast on the same day as the release of the Warren Report, which found no evidence of conspiracy. But the report's findings did little to satisfy a suspicious public. In a recent Gallup survey, 61 percent of American’s believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was not alone that day on the Grassy Knoll. 

To watch the full two-hour special visit Prelinger Archives.

Jump to comments

Paul Rosenfeld writes and produces for Atlantic Video. His work has also appeared on The Daily Beast and CNN.com.

Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

Why Are Americans So Bad at Saving Money?

The US is particularly miserable at putting aside money for the future. Should we blame our paychecks or our psychology?


Elsewhere on the web

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Death of Film

You'll never hear the whirring sound of a projector again.

Video

How to Hunt With Poison Darts

A Borneo hunter explains one of his tribe's oldest customs: the art of the blowpipe

Video

A Delightful, Pixar-Inspired Cartoon

An action figure and his reluctant sidekick trek across a kitchen in search of treasure.

Video

I Am an Undocumented Immigrant

"I look like a typical young American."

Video

Why Did I Study Physics?

Using hand-drawn cartoons to explain an academic passion

Writers

Up
Down

More in Video

Just In