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CAPA Conference This Year In Dallas November 20-21


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CAPA is planning an in-person conference this year, barring any unforeseen events. The two-day conference will be held at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 1015 Elm Street, Dallas 75202 a few short  blocks from Dealey Plaza, on November 20-21. There will be a banquet on Saturday night the 20th. Registration opens July 28th.
Here is what we have confirmed so far:

Since the JFK/Media Panel was so successful last year, we are planning on having it again with some new participants. We are planning to have a half-day on the subject of “The JFK Assassination and the Media,” a topic that has not been discussed and investigated by the mainstream media. Andrew Kreig will chair the panel. Participants in the panel so far will be Dr. Cyril Wecht, Russ Baker, James Wagenvoord, and Jacob Hornberger.

Tink Thompson and Gary Aguilar will speak about Tink’s new book, “Last Second in Dallas.”

Dr. Cyril Wecht will be our keynote speaker – topic to be announced closer to the conference.

James Wagenvoord will speak about his experiences working at Life magazine in 1963. He has much to share since he was at the epicenter of the magazine responsible for much of the news about the assassination. Title of the talk is “My LIFE Story and LIFE’s Life Story.”

Russell Kent, who spoke last year about the House Select Committee on Assassinations Forensic Pathology Panel, will speak about his new book, “JFK: Medical Betrayal.”

Stephen Jaffe is the last living investigator on the staff of New Orleans District Attorney Jim Garrison in the 60's. Jaffe was also one of the producers of the feature film “Executive Action” in 1973. And, for the first time, for the CAPA audience, Jaffe will show a new documentary that he produced with his late partner, author and attorney, Mark Lane. It’s entitled, “A Rush to Judgment,” after Lane’s best-selling book and includes some rare interviews with witnesses Lane interviewed in 1966. It also includes historic new interviews. Jaffe will also show a brief, almost never seen documentary film about the making of “Executive Action” with interviews of the stars (Burt Lancaster, Robert Ryan and Will Geer, as well as the executive producer Edward Lewis). Jaffe will take questions via Zoom.

David Montague was head of investigations for the United States JFK Assassination Records Review Board and will speak about his time in that position.

Andrew Kiel will speak on J. Edgar Hoover, LBJ, and the Secret Service presenting additional information not included in his previous talk.
 
We will be showing the documentary “Four Who Died” produced by Libby Handros about JFK, RFK, MLK and Malcom X.
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5 hours ago, Douglas Caddy said:

And, for the first time, for the CAPA audience, Jaffe will show a new documentary that he produced with his late partner, author and attorney, Mark Lane. It’s entitled, “A Rush to Judgment,” after Lane’s best-selling book and includes some rare interviews with witnesses Lane interviewed in 1966. It also includes historic new interviews.

That's something to look forward to. I hope this film gets distributed. I've always thought the film "Rush To Judgment" needed an update and recontextualization for modern audiences. Some of the interviews in the original are still very important.

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