11/18/15-Dr. Hildy®-Guest – Atty. T. Matthew Phillips – John F. Kennedy – Dealey Plaza- Nov. 22, 1963
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We love mysteries. They appeal to some of the most basic aspects of our psyche – problem solving, trial and error, and logic. And while we strive to solve all mysteries known to us, there are some instances where we are not satisfied with the answer, instead digging deeper to try to find what we think to be the truth, unsatisfied until we get confirmation of our beliefs.
This week on One Cell One Light Radio, Dr. Hildy welcomes T. Matthew Phillips, trial attorney, and theorist of the truth behind one of the greatest mysteries of modern times – the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963.
Does Kennedy’s assassination even qualify as a mystery? While Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested for Kennedy’s murder the same day, he himself was shot to death just two days later, before the world could any answers as to if Oswald did indeed kill the President.
Nearly as famous as the incident itself is the idea that Oswald was not the sole gunman, or at least not working on his own accord, and hundreds of theories as to the true nature of Kennedy’s assassination are as viable as the official story.
Most damning is the famous Zapruder Film, a 26-second, silent, 8mm home move taken by a bystander as Kennedy’s car passed through Dealey Plaza on that fateful day. In this film, we see the President’s head snap back as he is shot – seemingly irrefutable proof that the bullet originated from in front of the President. The only problem is, the Texas School Book Depository, where Oswald was positioned in a corner window on the sixth floor, was at that point behind the President.
It is this fact that has spawned a cottage industry of theorists, pundits, experts, all determined to find answers, to find the truth behind one of our greatest mysteries. But there is more to this mystery than that, as a single “magic bullet” is claimed to be responsible for seven different wounds not only to President Kennedy, but also to Governor John Connally, sitting in the same car as the President.
This thesis, the conclusion of the Warren Commission that investigated Kennedy’s murder, is one of the most debated points in American history, and more than 50 years later, is without a satisfactory answer. Was Oswald solely responsible for the death of the President, and the injuries to Governor Connally? Or was there another shooter? Was Kennedy the victim of a confused young man or a larger conspiracy to remove him from office?
Join Dr. Hildy and her guest this week as they explore one of history’s greatest mysteries on One Cell One Light Radio!
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