Get More With JFK: Inside the Evidence
10.31.13 by REELZ
Take a deeper look into the evidence and the shocking conclusions presented in the explosive documentary JFK: The Smoking Gun, an investigation of the assassination of JFK.
JFK: Inside the Evidence will see nationally renowned journalist Bill Kurtis challenge the men behind the stunning theories including veteran police detective Colin McLaren (JFK: The Smoking Gun) and author Bonar Menninger (Mortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK) through closer examination and scrutiny of key elements in JFK: The Smoking Gun. To aid with this, firearms examiner Leonard Romero and forensic pathologist Dr. Juan Carrilo will join the discussion and a rare interview with U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim, who chaired the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), will also feature. Under Tunheim’s leadership the ARRB uncovered, verified and made public more than five million pages of documents, evidence and witness statements opening the door for greater public scrutiny into the assassination of President Kennedy.
Bill Kurtis, host of JFK: Inside the Evidence:
"This represents a new phase of study of the JFK assassination because of the five million pages of documents released by the Assassination Records Review Board in the mid-nineties. After nearly two decades of research we’re closer than ever to eliminating popular but worn-out conspiracy theories. Prepare to be surprised.”
Kurtis and guests will discuss and examine each of the key areas of evidence presented in the documentary including the ballistics and the importance and accuracy of eyewitness testimony regarding the smell of gun-powder at street level in Dealey Plaza. The discussion will also include the illegal removal of JFK’s body in Texas to the hastily conducted autopsy back in Washington, D.C. and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of what is potentially the most powerful piece of evidence—President Kennedy’s brain.
Host Bill Kurtis has more than 40 years of experience as an award-winning journalist and television veteran. After working as co-host on CBS Morning News, Kurtis began a new phase of his career as a host and producer of documentary television series. Establishing his own production company, Kurtis Productions, he created American Greed
for CNBS, Investigative Reports, Cold Case Files
and other programs for the A&E Television Network. As a producer, Kurtis earned two Emmy Award® nominations for Cold Case Files for Outstanding Nonfiction Series in 2004 and 2005. He also serves as host on the popular American Justice
series, which looks at famous legal cases and their impact on the law.
Leonard Romero served with the LAPD for 11 years as a Firearms Examiner and Criminalist and was in charge of the Forensic Firearms Unit at the Oxnard Police Department for six years. He specializes in firearm trajectory and bullet path analysis. Romero is currently an independent Firearms Examiner and an expert witness for the LA Superior Court.
Dr. Juan Carrillo
Dr. Carrillo is an American Board Certified Forensic Pathologist and a Deputy Medical Examiner for the Los Angeles County Department of the Coroner. He has been with the department for 16 years and has performed 1,200 autopsies involving bullets, 500 of which were homicides.
Veteran police detective Colin McLaren was one of Australia's most experienced taskforce detectives and worked on some the the country's most high-profile cases. Now, with JFK: The Smoking Gun
he's taking on what he considers "the Holy Grail of all cold cases" with his in-depth look at Kennedy's death.
Bonar Menninger was a journalist on the Kansas City Business Journal
before he became interested in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Teaming with Howard Donahue, a ballistics expert, he produced international best seller Mortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK