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House Assassinations Committee / Kennedy Hearings #55973

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 07, 1978
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(Studio) House Assassinations Committee hearings on Kennedy assassination reported Testimony with regard to pathologists' conclusion about direction of bullets fired at John F. Kennedy and John Connally, in agreement with Warren Commission report, stated.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds

(DC) Pathologists' panel spokesperson noted to be New York City chief medical examiner Dr. Michael Baden. Details about his testimony given and panel's vote, with one dissent, to agree with Warren Commission finding that bullet believed to have injured Connally had 1st struck Kennedy stated. [BADEN - discusses positions of victims making it possible for same bullet to strike both.] Questioning of Baden about Zapruder film showing Kennedy being hurled back- wards by force of bullet to his head outlined; film shown. [BADEN - says it cannot be stated with any certainty how President's head would move when struck.] Dissenting panel member reported to be Allegheny Cnty., Pennsylvania, coroner, Dr. Cyril Wecht, who has long been critic of Warren Commission [WECHT - comments on belief that same bullet couldn't have struck both Kennedy and Connally.] Upcoming testimony cited.

Hume, Brit;
Reynolds, Frank

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