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The Kennedy Detail

Friday, November 12, 2010

Former Kennedy secret service agents Gerald Blaine and Clint Hill discusses the inside story of the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the weeks and days that led to it, and its aftermath. The Kennedy Detail: JFK’s Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence, written by Blaine and Lisa McCubbin, draws on the memories of his fellow agents, men who devoted their entire beings to protecting the presidential family, and looks at the terrible impact the assassination had on agents’ psyches and families.

Guests:

Gerald Blaine and Clint Hill

Comments [9]

Tonky

You are right Don, My mistake. Bush I was still an oil man in 1963.

There are however a number of files related to the JFK killing that remain classified that Bush I extended while president.

Nov. 15 2010 09:43 AM
a g from n j

maybe these fellows have great conviction in regards to what they say and think. is it not at least as likely, they even if they thought otherwise,they would not say so. they would probably more likely, be good status quo soldiers to the end.

Nov. 12 2010 08:41 PM
Kiki Valentine from Brooklyn, NY

I am grateful for these gentlemen penning their memories and affiliation with JFK's security detail before and the day of his assassination, as well as life with Jackie afterward. I am astonished that, 47 years later, there are still new stories emerging which help us piece together what happened that day. And a large population of curious individuals who, despite the dismissal of these agents by the Warren Commission, believe that some additional truths surrounding Kennedy's death may one day be revealed. Fascinating segment today. Thank you!

Nov. 12 2010 05:37 PM
Don S

Tonky, you need to check your facts about when Bush was head of CIA - it was in the 70's. Also, alot of the Kennedy files were declassified back in the 90's as well. Please get your facts straight.

Nov. 12 2010 01:07 PM
Tonky from Red Hook

The CIA director at the time of JFK's assassination was George H. W. Bush.

When George H.W. Bush was president. CIA files relating to the JFK killing were re-sealed for another 50 years on presidential order.

I just think the public should be allowed to see those files.

Nov. 12 2010 01:00 PM
andrew from NJ

have they read Bakers Book?
What do they think?

Nov. 12 2010 12:56 PM
freestuffffff from Downtown Manhattan

Ask if there was ever an explanation as to what went wrong in the security program that allowed the assassination -- was anybody ever held responsible or reprimanded for neglecting their duty? Ask if the Zapruder film has been doctored to conceal the fact that the limousine made a full stop while the fatal shots were fired.

Nov. 12 2010 12:51 PM
Chris from Boerum Hill

Can you ask about whether it's true many of the secret service agents were partying at the Cellar club in Dallas the night before the assassination?

Nov. 12 2010 12:41 PM
Vince Palamara from Pittsburgh, PA

Gerald Blaine is a very nice gentleman whom I spoke to twice and corresponded several times, as well. His book has value...but, respectfully, he is wrong about JFK in one respect: JFK was a very nice man, never interferered with the actions of the Secret Service, and NEVER ordered the agents off his car. How do I know this? Blaine and many of his colleagues told me this (in writing and/ or on the phone [and on audio]), years before this fine book came out.

Nov. 12 2010 10:55 AM

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