Sunday, February 28, 2010

Robert Greenwald On Why TV Series Smearing Kennedys Should Be Stopped (VIDEO)

On Sunday, filmmaker Robert Greenwald appeared on CNN's "Reliable Sources" to discuss his campaign against a proposed TV miniseries about the Kennedys, slated to appear on the History Channel.

The series is being produced by Joel Surnow, the creator of "24" and a supporter of George Bush, who Greenwald says "deliberately distorts historical fact" in order to smear the Kennedy family. "I don't care what your politics are," Greenwald says. "This is a below-the-belt trashing of a president of the United States -- not on policy, but character assassination."

Friday, February 26, 2010

Matt Damon set to play Bobby Kennedy in new RFK biopic - report

Wednesday, February 24th 2010, 2:12 PM

Matt Damon (l.) is at the top of the list to play RFK in a new biopic based on Evan Thomas' biography, 'Robert F. Kennedy: His Life,' according to a report.
Matt Damon (l.) is at the top of the list to play RFK in a new biopic based on Evan Thomas' biography, 'Robert F. Kennedy: His Life,' according to a report.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another Historian Criticizes ‘The Kennedys’ - ArtsBeat Blog -

Another Historian Criticizes ‘The Kennedys’

Add David Talbot to the list of authors who are pre-emptively criticizing “The Kennedys,” a planned mini-series that the producer and “24” co-creator Joel Surnow is preparing for the History channel.
Mr. Talbot’s book “Brothers: The Hiden History of the Kennedy Years” was among the works cited by the “Kennedys” screenwriter, Stephen Kronish, as source material for the television project in a recent article in The New York Times.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bloody Treason Now on E-book

Something very exciting has come to our research community. Author Noel Twyman has made his book, Bloody Treason, On Solving History's Greatest Murder Mystery: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, available as an Mobi E-book and on Amazon Kindle. The hardcover book, first published in 1997, has been praised as the cornerstone book of the JFK assassination and as the best on the subject by numerous writers and teachers.

Noel Twyman is the author of several books about United States' national security, politics, and intelligence. The first, Bloody Treason, is non-fiction true crime about the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. The second, Deadly Secret, is a futuristic novel about a cruise missile attack against the United States. The third, Meltdown 2017, is also a futuristic novel, this time about a national security crisis after the melt-down of the United States economy.

Twyman founded two successful companies in energy systems and aerospace test facilities. He was a U.S. Naval officer, worked for an international engineering and construction corporation as a systems engineer in central station power plants, and also for aerospace companies in rocket and missile engineering.

Twyman has an engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and a MBA degree from Pepperdine University. He now lives in San Diego, CA with his wife, Darleen.

What's New
Bloody Treason includes first-time interviews with critical witnesses and the most relevant documents released by the Assassination Records Review Board as authorized by Congress. It includes more than 160 photos and exhibits. Twyman welcomes the opportunity to reach a new and larger audience through the magic of E-Books, and to correct some errors or omissions in the original edition, and to report major new work that has buttressed his original conclusions.

A new Appendix F discusses startling new evidence of involvement of CIA's National Photo Interpretation Center with President Lyndon Johnson in the alteration of the Zapruder film.
A new Appendix G discusses Douglas P. Horne's new book Inside the Assassination Records Review Board.

Go to Noel Twyman's Website to order more E-books
Download: Author's Note (pdf)

Praise for Bloody Treason

"Noel Twyman is passionately sane. Read his book and begin to wake up from the 35-year-old nightmare. When that happens, the millennium has begun." Donald Freed, Visiting Distinguished Professor of Loyola University and co-author of Executive Action

"You tell Noel Twyman for me that his book is the best thing I've ever read on the assassination." James W. Sibert, FBI agent who witnessed the autopsy at Bethesda Naval Hospital, as reported by William Matson Law in his book, In The Eye of History "

 "We should be grateful for Noel Twyman's monumental work. The impact of his contribution in assimilating so much valuable information is incalculable. It will endure in the critical community and future generations of historians. The quality of this response to President Kennedy's call to "ask what you can do for your country," sets an example which reflects enormous credit on Noel and places all of us in his debt." Mary Elizabeth Ferrell, Dallas, Texas, June 1997

Read more reviews here

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ISBN : 9780977472567
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January 2010

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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Is the History Channel pushing Right Wing Smears of The Kennedys?

The right wing has set its sights on the reputation of one of our nation's greatest political families: The Kennedys. And The History Channel is providing them a soapbox from which to spew their bile. Joel Surnow, a hard-right activist and former Fox News producer is the executive producer of this upcoming mini-series on the Kennedys that is political character assassination of the most disgusting kind.
Honor the legacy of the Kennedy family by telling the History Channel that right-wing lies are not "history" and by refusing to watch their programming.

Right-wing "24" creator Joel Surnow will produce mini-series about the Kennedy family

The man responsible for trying to make torture a moral imperative for America now gets the opportunity to produce an eight-hour miniseries about the Kennedy family.
Joel Surnow is swapping “real time” political intrigue for historical realism. The “24″ co-creator is executive producing “The Kennedys,” an eight-hour miniseries about one of America’s most iconic political families, for the History Channel. Unlike “24,” however, “The Kennedys” will be as historically accurate as possible and not feature any gimmickry.
“We’re not trying to be too clever about it,” said Surnow, who developed the project with Muse Entertainment for the Network. “We’re just telling the story on an episode by episode basis.”
Surnow says he and series writer Steve Kronish were most interested in cobbling together a dynastic story about family ambition. “That some of the most important events of the 20th century, such as the Bay of Pigs or the civil rights movement, is in the background, is almost besides the point,” he said. Focusing on the idea of a father living out his ambitions through his sons (”primarily Jack and Bobby, though Teddy was in the mix”), the series — which Surnow likens more to a season of the “Sopranos” than a traditional miniseries — will take place between the years of 1960 and 1968, but with plenty of flashbacks, such as Joe Sr. being rejected by a Harvard club.
He's not a partisan hack at all. He simply makes the case that the Kennedys are just like the Sopranos, who made sure to whack as many people after they ate their cannolis and espresso as possible.

Friday, February 19, 2010

The Love In The Room Between Bobby And Jimmy (Kennedy and Hoffa) 1959 | Newstalgia

(Robert F. Kennedy at the Teamsters Racketeering Hearings 1959 - 
air so thick you could mix concrete with it)

Robert F. Kennedy: “I feel that in our investigation that we have shown that Mister Hoffa has made collusive deals with employers, that he’s betrayed the Union membership, that he sold out the Union membership, that he’s put gangsters and racketeers in important positions of power within the Teamsters Union, that he’s misused Union funds. (follow the heading link to listen)

When Robert F. Kennedy took Lead Council in the Senate Subcommittee Hearings on Racketeering and Corruption in the Teamsters Union, an investigation that took over two years to complete, Jimmy Hoffa, the Teamsters Union President was more than in the hot seat, he was about to have his empire disintegrate.

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Playwright Ron Hunting considers his biographical drama, "Kennedy," which opens Friday at Theater Works, as more than the story of the persona of the 35th president of the United States.
"I feel like it’s about a time and not just a person," he said. "There were a lot of things that happened during his presidency, but many people often focus on the tabloid stuff."
Hunting said many major events occurred during President John F. Kennedy’s three years in office, including the civil rights movements and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
"People tend to focus on the assassination or the Marilyn Monroe thing, that they tend forget about some of the important things that took place," he said. "It was a significant time for him and this nation."

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Decisions, decisions: Expert sheds light on how to make better choices

By Christina Hernandez

Decisions, decisions. It can be tough to make the right one, especially under pressure.

Michael Roberto, a professor of management at Bryant University, focuses his research on strategic decision-making processes. We spoke recently about his decision-making tips — and why sometimes the best choices defy all the rules.

What’s your advice for steering clear of common mistakes in decision making?

I call it “deciding how to decide.” Rather than just diving in to solve a problem, the leader needs to step back, look at the landscape and say, “Who do I really need around the table? What kind of climate do I want to create? What kind of ground rules do I want to have for how we’re going to interact? Am I going to use some techniques to force divergent thinking on the group?” Thinking about how we’re going to decide is really important.

One example is how John F. Kennedy led during the Cuban Missile Crisis. They learned from the Bay of Pigs, where he made a terrible decision early in his administration. It was a classic example of “groupthink” because the group did not canvas a wide range of options as to how to deal with Cuba. In the missile crisis, by contrast, they used some great techniques. They broke into sub-groups to look at two different options and then they debated one another. They had someone playing the role of devil’s advocate to critique ideas. That really raised the quality of the decision making that was going on in the room.

Read more at the link above.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

New Footage of JFK at Love Field | The Sixth Floor Museum

The Sixth Floor Museum has released never-before seen footage of the moments leading up to the JFK assassination. The video shows John F. Kennedy's arrival at Love Field in Dallas on November 22, 1963.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Listen to Larry Hancock on Radio Show

Listen to Larry Hancock on the Jeff Bushman Blog Talk Radio show. Archived on the above link.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Larry Hancock, author of Someone Would Have Talked,
on Speaking of Everything
with Jeff Bushman's Radio Show.

Larry HancockSpeaking of Everything with Jeff Bushman  
Date / Time: 2/11/2010 The show's live from 6:30 to 7:30 PM, Pacific.
Larry will be on for the last half hour starting around 7:00 PM Pacific/9:00 pm central

Category:Progressive Politics 
Call-in Number: (347) 994-3796 

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Larry Hancock is a leading historian-researcher on the JFK assassination. Co-author with Connie Kritzberg of November Patriots and author of the 2006 Someone Would Have Talked. In addition, Hancock has published several document collections addressing the 112th Army Intelligence Group, John Martino, and Richard Case Nagell. In 2000, Hancock received the prestigious Mary Ferrell New Frontier Award for the contribution of new evidence in the Kennedy assassination case. In 2001, he was also awarded the Mary Ferrell Legacy Award for his contributions of documents released under the JFK Act.

Someone Would Have Talked goes beyond proving a conspiracy to murder JFK. Over 14.000 documents, White House diaries, telephone logs, and executive tape recordings detail how the new President managed a cover-up that changed the future of our country. The updated book will be available Spring 2010.

Order the hardcover of "Someone Would Have Talked" for your library now and get Larry Hancock's research CD FREE. 

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Friday, February 5, 2010

Janine R. Wedel: Shadow Elite: The Spy Who Came in From... Wall Street?

During the Cold War, we took it for granted that officers of the Central Intelligence Agency worked solely for the good of the USA -- or at least their version of the good. They were loyal first, last, and always only to one institution, the CIA. Americans assumed that they had one boss, and one boss alone: the CIA director. But this week came a revelation that shakes that longstanding belief to the core. Today, CIA officers are allowed to moonlight, and ply their espionage skills elsewhere in their free time.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Buzz Aldrin: President Obama's JFK Moment

The Economic Tea Leaves Of 1961 - Luther H. Hodges | Newstalgia

How the economic times have changed. The only thing that stays the same are the people out of work - they will never stop. Also looming recessions - those will be with us forever. In 1961 former Governor Luther H. Hodges was appointed Secretary of Commerce in the Kennedy Administration, and in this February 5th Meet The Press edition, Hodges is the first of the New Frontier Cabinet to be interviewed by a panel.

The concerns are the same - Foreign competition and the strength of the Dollar.