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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #259562

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 13, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony to House Assassinations Committee of Lee Harvey Oswald' s widow about John F. Kennedy murder reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Marina Oswald Porter's testimony to committee detailed; is noted that she now lives in Rockwall, Texas, near Dallas. Her statements about meeting and marrying Oswald in USSR and return with him to United States outlined. Photos shown. Account of Oswald's and own activities of November 22, 1963, according to Mrs. Porter, stated; Oswald's departure for work at Texas School Book Depository mentioned. [Mrs. PORTER - says friend, Mrs. Ruth Payne, told her what TV news bulletins about Kennedy's assassination were saying. Describes feeling on learning origin of shots; recalls hoping it wasn't husband Says lies she told FBI and Secret Service in 1963 about evidence was human mistake; apologizes. Denies officials told her what to say. Was hard for her to think about how person could like someone and still kill them.] Her testimony that Oswald expressed liking for Kennedy reported Upcoming testimony cited.

Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim

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