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John Barbour to be on coasttocoastam radio Tuesday, Sept. 27

Yesterday, 07:06 PM

Date: Tuesday - September 27, 2016
Host: George Noory
Guests: John Barbour, Open Lines 

Subject: JFK Assassination

John Barbour is the only performer in TV to win Emmys for both entertainment and news shows, and is known as the godfather of reality TV as the creator, co-producer and co-host of NBC's 'Real People.' John was the only person in TV to go to New Orleans to interview Jim Garrison. It was this 3-hour interview that became the backbone of his award-winning documentary, The Garrison Tapes, called by many in the field the best documentary on the JFK assassination. Followed by Open Lines in the latter half.

Website(s): •johnbarboursworld.com

A Short Review of Joan Mellen’s new book, “Faustian Bargains"

24 September 2016 - 11:16 PM

Professor Joan Mellen’s new book, “Faustian Bargains: Lyndon Johnson and Mac Wallace and the Robber Barons of Texas,” was published on September 13.

It was immediately hailed by the usual suspects as the final word on LBJ’s historical connections to Mac Wallace, Billie Sol Estes, U.S. Marshal Clint Peoples and fingerprint expert Nathan Darby, among others.

The final word? Not so fast.

On September 23, The New York Times’ article on literary agent Robert Gottlieb disclosed that his client, Robert Caro, is working on the fifth installment in his biography of LBJ for which he had previously been awarded the Pulitzer Prize. 

So Joan Mellen’s new book is not the final word.

Because Caro is notorious for being laborious in his research and writing, his authoritative final word on this topic may years away.

This is my short review of Joan Mellen’s new book. My longer review will be published here in the Education Forum prior to the Lancer and JFK Assassination Conferences in Dallas in November.

Robert Caro is writing his fifth installment on LBJ biography

24 September 2016 - 07:42 PM

From the article: Mr. Gottlieb still works as an editor at Knopf and collects what he described as an entry-level salary. He continues to edit books by Mr. Caro, who is writing the fifth installment in his Johnson biography, and Ms. Morrison, who recently sent him the first 40 pages of her next book. He still uses No. 2 pencils to mark up manuscripts. At 85, he sees no reason to retire. “Why not, as long as I’m compos mentis?” he said.



U.S. Marshal Clint Peoples' Oral History

24 September 2016 - 03:14 PM


Jimmy Breslin: Digging JFK's grave was an honor

21 September 2016 - 03:23 PM