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Oswald / Identity Controversy #260620

CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 19, 1979
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(Studio) Dallas Cnty. medical examiner's push for exhumation of Lee Harvey Oswald due to doubt raised with regard to true identity of President John Kennedy's assassin reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Dallas, Texas) Oswald's murder by Jack Ruby recalled; film shown. Oswald family said never doubting identity of assassin as being Lee Harvey Oswald; Oswald's defection to USSR , marriage there, and eventual return to US recalled. Claim by British author Michael Eddowes that man buried near Fort Worth is USSR spy impersonating Oswald reported; response by Dallas county medical authorities outlined. [Assistant medical examiner Dr. Linda NORTON - comments on possibility.] Basis of Eddowes' claim listed, outlined on screen; findings of House Assassinations Committee listed. Position of Marina Oswald with regard to controversy noted; mother, Marguerite, said refusing to comment without being paid. File footage shown.
REPORTER: Eric Engberg (KDFW-TV news tape)

Cronkite, Walter

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