FDL Movie Night: The Garrison Tapes — Exploring the JFK Assassination with John Barbour

By: Monday November 25, 2013 4:59 pm

John Barbour has led a storied life in show business as a writer and producer, and as creator of the first reality TV show Real People; he is the only person to win an Emmy for both entertainment and news, and was critic-at-large for KNBC in Los Angeles. Barbour also became close friends with Jim Garrison, the New Orleans District attorney who brought businessman Clay Shaw to trial for conspiracy in the killing of John Kennedy, and was instrumental in sounding the alarm that a conspiracy was involved in the President’s murder. In 1980 at the height of his career with Real People, Barbour interviewed Garrison for NBC news, the interview was re-edited without Barbour’s knowledge or permission making Garrison look foolish and unbalanced.

 

“Oops I Shot the President” and Other JFK Conspiracies

By: Wednesday November 6, 2013 6:43 pm

There are plenty of conspiracy theories floating around about the assassination of President Kennedy, and some are just as plausible as the Warren Commission’s report of a crazed gunman acting alone. We’ll be exploring these theories on November 25, when television pioneer John Barbour, who interviewed New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison about the Kennedy assassination, will be my guest on Firedoglake.com’s Movie Night with special co-host JP Sottile.

Sunday Late Night: JFK Makes Santorum “Throw Up”

By: Sunday February 26, 2012 8:01 pm

That Rick Santorum could become the GOP front-runner is really shocking to me. His lies about what John Kennedy said about religion in America’s public square completely disqualify him from the presidency, if he were not already utterly disqualified.

Sisyphus Happy

By: Sunday November 28, 2010 9:30 am

It’s hard these days to keep faith in a progressive American future, but a lonely Mississippi ship’s whistle and Albert Camus’ advice that we “must imagine Sisyphus happy” help show the way.

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