Almost none of the following is included in the hour: the involvement of Ruby and Oswald in the Cuban conflict through the CIA and the Mafia; the plentiful and multi-leveled connections of Ruby to the DPD; the witnesses who indicate Oswald and Ruby knew each other, writes Jim DiEugenio.
The DVD has new and fascinating information in it. And it also reveals just how hard the forces of the cover-up must work to keep the autopsy evidence in this case in check, writes Jim DiEugenio.
Author Philip Sheridan reviews the film "inspired by" the Mary Meyer story and directed by William Olsson.
Overall, the film is a sad and puzzling disappointment. It could and should have been much better. Considering the state of knowledge in the case, and the state of computer technology, it should have been compelling in form and convincing in content, laments Jim DiEugenio.
The Good Shepherd was subtitled in its trailer, “The Untold Story of the Birth of the CIA.” This is a real misnomer, since most of the “untold” actual events are immediately recognizable to anyone who has a cursory knowledge of the history of the CIA. In another sense the subtitle is true since the story it tells is very liberally fictionalized. In that sense, it is untold, writes Philip Sheridan.
Early article on the Hanks/Playtone miniseries project.
Estevez had a huge and magnificent historical subject. For all the liberties he has taken, and for reasons stated above, he didn't do it justice, concludes Philip Sheridan.
Dallas journalist and erstwhile Garrison critic continues to defend Clay Shaw as the source of a proposed screenplay with Jim Piddock, writes Jim DiEugenio.
I wish Ambrose and Schlesinger had read the Review Board's declassified files ... [and] used them for their work in this volume. Until they do, Stone is completely justified in making these films and therefore keeping the historical establishment honest, writes Jim DiEugenio.
A review of The Sleep Room, a four-hour miniseries about Dr. Ewen Cameron's secret MKULTRA brainwashing experiments in Montreal during the '50s and '60s, aired on CBC but blacked out in the USA.