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Oswald / Widow / Kennedy Assassination #248914

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 12, 1977
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(Studio) Lee Harvey Oswald's widow, Marina Oswald Porter, says she's convinced late husband killed John F. Kennedy and that he did so alone. She made rare public appearance in NYC, along with co-author of book she's written.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Details of Oswald's life, cited in book, noted. (Photos shown.) Oswald lived in USSR for 2 1/2 years, where he met and married Marina and they lived in Minsk for a time. Couple returned to United States in 1962. Statements made at today's press conf., with regard to Oswald's treatment of wife, noted. Mrs. Porter reveals nothing startling, but says she believes there was no conspiracy. [PORTER - believes Oswald acted alone in Kennedy assassination. Says late husband respected and admired Kennedy.] She says she can never forget or forgive what husband did. [PORTER - describes reaction on learning of Kennedy's assassination.] Mrs. Porter says she can't give reasons for Oswald's action, but does talk of life with him till time of assassination. [PORTER - describes Oswald as secretive, loner, confused between right and wrong.] Mrs. Porter and present husband, Kenneth, live near Dallas.
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick

Cronkite, Walter;
Kilpatrick, Jim

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