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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #259878

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 08, 1978
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(Studio) Testimony to House Assassinations Committee that tests support Warren Commission conclude that single bullet from Lee Harvey Oswald's rifle struck both late President John F. Kennedy and then-Texas Governor John Connally reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Testimony of Army ballistics expert Larry Sturdivan supporting single bullet theory and contesting view of some that backward motion of Kennedy's head in Zapruder film indicates that there was 2nd assassin in front of motorcade outlined. [STURDIVAN - says force of bullet couldn't have thrown Kennedy backward and that strength of back muscles over abdominal muscles would have done so, regardless of bullet's direction.] [Representative Sam. DEVINE - restates witness' testimony and asks if it's correct.] [STURDIVAN - agrees.] Evidence presented that links Oswald's rifle to assassination described. Further support for single bullet theory in testimony of others reported Upcoming acoustics experts' testimony on Dallas police audio tape recording of assassination noted; information learned that experts will testify that there may have been 4, instead of 3, shots fired reported.
REPORTER: Jim McManus

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
McManus, Jim
Duration:
00:02:40

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