Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) House Assassinations Committee hearings on another conspiracy theory re: Kennedy assassination reported.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(DC) Louie Steven Witt's testimony to committee detailed; is noted to concern black umbrella he carried on November 22, 1963, while on lunch break from Rio Grande Ins. Company in Dallas. Reports that Kennedy family strongly disliked black umbrella symbol noted. [WITT - was going to use umbrella to heckle Kennedy.] Conspiracy theories involving use of umbrella stated; photos and diagrams shown. [Committee MBR. - asks if umbrellas have ever been outfitted with weapon.] [WITT - says no.] Chairperson Louis Stokes' request that staff member open umbrella reported [STOKES - suggests staffer open it towards audience.] [WITT - thinks if "Guinness Book of World Records" had category for people in wrong place, at wrong time, for wrong thing, he'd have no close competition for number 1.]
REPORTER: Brit Hume
- Hume, Brit;
- Reynolds, Frank
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
- You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
- You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
- If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.