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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #500771

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 25, 1978
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(Studio) House Assassinations Committee reported to have begun hearings on conspiracy theories about Kennedy assassination.
REPORTER: David Brinkley

(DC) Identification of previously unknown "umbrella man" who showed up in photos of Dealey Plaza on day of Kennedy assassination with open black umbrella noted; is identified as Lucius Steven Witt, of Dallas. Conspiracy theorists ideas about possible involvement of umbrella in assassination outlined. Photos shown; Warren Commission mentioned. [WITT - would be much happier if committee had never located him.] Witt's denial of any involvement in conspiracy and statement that umbrella was to be used to heckle Kennedy reported Committee staffer's opening of umbrella cited. [Committee MBR. - guesses there's no gun in umbrella.] [WITT - comments on presence in Dealey Plaza with reference to "Guinness Book of World Records."] Upcoming testimony to committee by Jack Ruby's brother noted.

Brinkley, David;
Kur, Bob

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