Dick Gregory urged the mainstream press to dig deeper into the Kennedy assassination, and it got results

As we mark the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, comedian Dick Gregory did not believe that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in murdering the president. 

Gregory challenged the mainstream press, which had bought the lone gunman narrative hook, line, and sinker, a narrative that was presented to the nation by the Warren Commission, which investigated Kennedy’s assassination.

Gregory gave the media their marching orders during a program hosted by Geraldo Rivera. The program was called “Good Night America,” and Gregory appeared on it in 1975.

Researchers Robert Groden, a lab technician for Life Magazine,  and Gregory presented the first-ever U.S. network television showing of Dallas dressmaker Abraham Zapruder’s 8 mm film of Kennedy’s assassination.

The Zapruder film showed that Kennedy’s head was blown off by a gunman firing through the car’s windshield, not, as government officials claimed that President Kennedy had been shot in the back of the head.

The television audience screamed as the black and white Zapruder film was shown.

It shocked the television audience and quickly led to the forming of the HartSchweiker investigation, which contributed to the Frank Church Committee Investigation on Intelligence Activities by the United States, and resulted in the House Select Committee on Assassinations investigation.

More and more people now believe that the investigation of President Kennedy’s murderer was actually a coverup by some powerful people, according to radio podcast reporter Soledad O’Brien and producer, actor, and director Rob Reiner. 

The Apple podcast is called “Who Killed JFK?” Three episodes of the podcast are now available. A fourth episode will be released on November 29.

Implications raised by the many books on the subject of the Kennedy assassination suggested the Warren Commission acted simply as an instrument meant to conceal the truth, not expose it. 

Gregory urged the mainstream press to investigate the President’s murder, which has never been solved. 

President Kennedy was shot through the windshield, snapping his head back and killing him, my next-door Bill Birch, a cameraman for NBC who was assigned to Dallas, and a neighbor, told me. 

When the president’s body was taken to the Parkland Hospital in Dallas, where the President briefly lay in state before his body was flown to Washington over the heated objections of local physicians, Birch said the windshield was replaced, and no one said anything, and photographs and film footage were confiscated. They have not seen the light of day.

Birch died 12 years ago.