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Gerald McKnight is professor emeritus of history at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. He is the author of Breach of Trust: How the Warren Commission Failed the Nation and Why, as well as The Last Crusade: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the FBI, and the Poor People’s Campaign.

  The Formation of the Warren Commission

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Gerald McKnight on the formation of the Warren Commission in the days following President Kennedy's death.
(6 min 30 sec)
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Formation of the Warren Commission
Source: Mary Ferrell Foundation
18 Nov 2005

  The Findings of the Warren Commission

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McKnight on the influence of J. Edgar Hoover and what he believes led the Warren Commission to find what they found about the assassination.
(4 min 30 sec)
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Warren Commission
Source: Mary Ferrell Foundation
18 Nov 2005

  Provocation

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McKnight discusses the idea of provocation to war and how it has shaped history.
(5 min 08 sec)
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Operation Northwoods

Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Source: Mary Ferrell Foundation
18 Nov 2005

  The FBI's Blunder

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McKnight on the note that Lee Harvey Oswald dropped off at the FBI's Dallas office only days prior to the JFK assassination.
(5 min 59 sec)
  Source: Mary Ferrell Foundation
18 Nov 2005

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