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Over the years we've worked with many researchers and speakers while coordinating our yearly NID conference. We are excited to share some of our favorite JFK experts with you. These incredible individuals posess expertise in several different aspects of JFK's presidency and assassination. Whether you are looking for a historian for your event, or perhaps a ballistic or medical expert to question for your latest project, we've got someone that fits the bill. Please feel free to email them with your questions.



Larry Hancock

Intelligence Agencies, Political Assassinations, Cuba, Martin Luther King, Jr.

“November Patriots”
Someone Would Have Talked
"NEXUS: Political Assassinations and the CIA"
"Incomplete Justice"
"The Awful Grace of God"

Hancock is a leading historian-researcher in the JFK assassination. 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. Larry has a new book "NEXUS: Political Assassinations and the CIA" that includes new information and analysis on "The CIA and Extreme Deniability", "The Culture of the Agency", and "Spy Games in Mexico City". Hancock describes his book saying in essence that this work deals with "what happened" rather than "how could something like that happen?" How can you take a position that CIA officers were involved and yet maintain that it was not an act of the Agency as a whole? The only way to respond to that question is to engage in a historical study of how political assassination evolved within the Central Intelligence Agency.

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William Matson Law

Medical Evidence and Robert Kennedy

In the Eye of History

William Law is the author of the book, "In the Eye of History," (new edition, November 2010) that explores the medical evidence through new witness interviews. He is also currently working new projects, one with Mark Sobel to produce a documentary on the assassination of Robert Kennedy. Law's interest in the Kennedy assassination began in 1975 with the showing of Abraham Zapruder's 26-second home movie of the event on Geraldo Rivera's Goodnight America program. Later, after reading David Lifton's book Best Evidence, Law began researching Kennedy's murder. Results of that research have appeared in the books November Patriots by Constance Kritzberg and Larry Hancock, JFK: The Medical Evidence Reference by Vincent Palamara, Murder In Dealey Plaza edited by James Fetzer, and Paris Flammonde's forthcoming opus An Encyclopedic Narrative and Historical and Personal Perspective on The Kennedy Coup d'État. Law has written for the research periodicals the Kennedy Assassination Chronicles and the Dealey Plaza Echo, is producer of the forthcoming DVD The Gathering, and currently serves as a consultant to film director Brian McKenna for his upcoming documentary Killing Kennedy.

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Sherry Fiester

Dealey Plaza Crime Scene Expert

Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, and the Kennedy Assassination

Sherry Fiester is a Certified Senior Crime Scene Investigator and Court recognized expert who applies her professional expertise to the Kennedy assassination. By using the same Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and Trajectory Analysis techniques she’s used in court for over 20 years, Fiester answers basic questions concerning the Kennedy assassination. The result of her research has been resulted in new information concerning the fatal headshot, including blood spatter and trajectory analysis. Fiester has testified as an expert in crime scene reconstruction and bloodstain pattern analysis in over 30 judicial districts in the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Florida. Her publications include "Bloodstain Pattern Identification and Documentation: a Workbook for Analyst," 1990, "Blood Evidence; What Does the Blood Tell Us?" JFK Lancer Publications, 1997; and "Bloodstain Pattern Analysis and the Kennedy Assassination” The Echo, England, 2002. Her new book titled, "Enemy of the Truth: Myths, Forensics, and the Kennedy Assassination, ” goes in depth into some medical and ballistic evidence that puts some big holes in the single-bullet theory. In 2003, Fiester was presented with the "Mary Ferrell - JFK Lancer New Frontier Award" in appreciation for her contributions of new evidence and furthering the study of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

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Rollie Zavada

Zapruder Film Expert

Rollie Zavada retired as a Standards Director for Imaging Technologies from Eastman Kodak in March 1990. His background includes product engineer development responsibilities to introduce KODACHROME II films, Chairman of the Society of Motion Picture and television Engineers (SMPTE) 16&8 Standards Committee during the transition from 16 to 18 fps velocity for silent movie films and four terms as SMPTE Engineering Vice President. A Fellow of four technical societies, Mr. Zavada received many awards for his technical achievements including being elected as a Life member of the Foundation of Motion Picture Pioneers Inc. Author of the Kodak report to the ARRB.

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Stuart Wexler

Ballistics and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Awful Grace of God

Wexler is a teacher of World History, AP Government at Hightstown High School, Hightstown, NJ. He has been a JFK assassination researcher for about fifteen years where he has focused on the issues connected to the chemical analysis of the ballistics material since 2000. Wexler has spoken on the subject at JFK Lancer’s NID twice, at the Wecht conference in 2003, and at the AARC conference in 2004, three of those times opposite Dr. Kenneth Rahn, NAA advocate, from the University of Rhode Island. Wexler has collaborated with chemist Tom Pinkston since approximately 2000 on the same subject matter. Wexler’s other Kennedy interests focus on Oswald, his background and associates leading up to November 22nd. His book, The Awful Grace of God, co-authored with Larry Hancock, deals with the MLK assassination.

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Brian Edwards

The Warren Commission and Evidence, Dallas Witnesses

Beyond The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy

Edwards has been studying the JFK assassination since 1969 and has read over 300 books on the subject. From 1978-1997, he worked as a police officer in Kansas. He was assigned to the patrol division and served eight years on the police department’s tactical response team. He received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. From 1996 to 2005, served as an adjunct instructor for the Criminal Justice department, with Washburn University, and taught a variety of law enforcement-related courses. Edwards has lectured on the JFK assassination throughout the Midwest, including the University of Kansas Law School, Washburn University School of Law, Johnson County Community College, and the Alf Landon Lecture Series at Kansas State University. He has served as an adjunct instructor at Friend’s University in Wichita, Kansas; Ottawa University in Overland Park, Kansas, and Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas. Edwards is co-director of Project JFK/CSI Dallas, a student-oriented historical experience. For the past 20 years, Edwards and Casey Quinlan have sponsored student trips to Dallas to study the assassination. Edwards is the co-Author of the book, “Beyond The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy.

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Casey Quinlan

Dallas Witnesses Expert

Beyond The Fence Line: The Eyewitness Account of Ed Hoffman and the Murder of President Kennedy

Quinlan was a high school American History and Government teacher for the past 36 years. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and has a Bachelor of Science in Social Studies and a Master’s Degree in American History from Emporia State University. He is the director of "Project JFK", a student-oriented educational experience designed for high school, college and adults exploring the murder of President Kennedy. Casey has been the featured lecturer at many universities throughout the Midwest, and a Historical Lecturer, on a number of occasions, for the Kansas State Historical Society in Topeka, Kansas. He was named "Outstand Educator" in 1994 and in 2008 by JFK Lancer. He has been studying the assassination of President Kennedy for over 45 years and has read over 1000 books. In 1991, Quinlan was a Guest Historian for the A&E Network and the History Channel for Oliver Stone’s blockbuster movie, "JFK". In 2007, Quinlan presented "Beyond the Fence Line: The Ed Hoffman Story" (published by JFK Lancer). He and Brian Edwards received the JFK Lancer 2011 “New Frontier Award” for their continued efforts to write and inform students of the truth behind the murder of JFK.

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Beverly Oliver Massagee

Elm Street Eyewitness

Nightmare in Dallas

Beverly is a wonderful performer, a professional singer, professional ventriloquist, public speaker and lecturer, published author, and former movie actress (Nightmare on Elm Street). Beverly was one of the closest eye witnesses to the assassination of President Kennedy and was dubbed the "Babushka Lady" by Richard Sprague because of the triangular head scarf she was wearing at the time. Beverly was portrayed by actress Lolita Davidovich and was technical advisor on Oliver Stone's movie, "JFK". Beverly worked as a singer at the Colony Club, a nightclub next door to Jack Ruby's Carousel Club. She became close friends with Jack Ruby and is one of the witnesses that puts Ruby and Lee Oswald together before the murder of the President. She is married to Charles Massagee and has two daughters.

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Gayle Nix Jackson

Granddaughter of Orville Nix, who filmed the assassination

Orville Nix: The Missing JFK Assassination Film

She was in downtown Dallas the day her grandfather took the famous Nix film of the JFK assassination. In 1988, 25 years after he sold his film to UPI, Gayle negotiated with the now-defunct company to have the film returned to her family. It was at that time she found the camera original film was missing. She has been searching for it ever since. Oliver Stone used the Nix film in his film "JFK," and she appeared on several TV shows and newscasts including Montel Williams, Geraldo, Entertainment Tonight, and several radio shows. John Barbour, the godfather of reality TV, interviewed her for his award-winning documentary, The Garrison Tapes.

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Phil Nelson

LBJ Expert

LBJ : The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination

Phil Nelson's interest in the darker character traits of Lyndon B. Johnson actually began well before John F. Kennedy's assassination. Even as a sophomore in high school, in 1960, he was intrigued by magazine articles about Johnson which had appeared in a number of news magazines in the period of Johnson's vice presidency; one such incident occurred just weeks after the Kennedy-Johnson administration took office in January, 1961. It involved a radio announcement about the crash of an airplane on Johnson's ranch on February 17, 1961, a Friday, which went unreported until the following Monday. Nelson thought it seemed a little strange when the announcement was made on the high school PA system during English class; the class was assured that the vice president had not been injured, "only" the pilots were dead. If it hadn't been for the numerous additional scandals that subsequently appeared in newspapers for nearly three years after that -- TFX, Billie Sol Estes, Bobby Baker -- the crash of an airplane would have been forgotten with time. After Nelson's graduation from college and service in the Peace Corps in Brazil , he decided that his $1,500 college loan was such a burden that he had to repay as soon as possible, he decided against graduate school and took a job in the insurance industry. Only after retirement did Nelson return to the topic of the Lyndon Johnson, authoring the 2010 book, “LBJ : The Mastermind of JFK’s Assassination”, scheduled for introduction on November 1, 2011.

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Barry Ernest

Dallas Witnesses Expert

The Girl on the Stairs: The Search for a Missing Witness to the JFK Assassination.

With a degree in journalism and communications, Ernest honed his skills as an investigative reporter and feature writer at newspapers in New York and Pennsylvania. It was a tip from a friend in 1967 that started Mr. Ernest looking for answers to the John Kennedy assassination. Ernest's book has been updated, a forward by David Lifton added, and has new cover. The release of this much anticipated book is scheduled for early March. It required 35 years of painstakingly diligent searching to uncover Victoria Adams, a key witness to the JFK assassination, and her story. Adams was on the staircase of the Texas School Book Depository at the precise moment that Lee Harvey Oswald, according to the Warren Commission, was making his escape-yet she saw no one. Badgered by the Commission and fearing for her life, Adams vanished into obscurity. At long last, her story has been brought to light and forces us to reconsider one of the most controversial assassinations of the 20th century.

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Pamela Brown

Presidential Limo Expert

Pamela Brown is generally acknowledged to be the foremost authority on the JFK Assassination Presidential Limousine SS-100-X. JFK Lancer is pleased to announce she will presenting new research at the November in Dallas 2013 Conference. Brown has given several presentations on the famous limousine, written journal articles in the US and abroad, and has been in numerous television programs. In 2004, the SPEED Channel aired an exciting hour-long documentary devoted entirely to the JFK Presidential Limousine. Her essay SS-100-X" from CAR CRASH CULTURE (Palgrave/2002) was used as the basis for the assassination section. She was hired by Discovery as a consultant for the 2008 Discovery Channel program Inside the Target Car special. Her research was used in the program, and her expertise as the limo researcher was acknowledged in the show's credits.

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Joseph Backes

Why JFK went to Texas

Justice for Kennedy

Joe Backes, the JFK assassination researcher who brought you the latest news from the JFK Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), now hopes to bring you the latest JFK, MLK, and RFK news as the research continues. Many of the JFK Act document releases were published in JFK Lancer's Kennedy Assassination Chronicles magazines. Backes runs a blog "Justice For Kennedy: A Blog About The JFK Assassination And Other Political Crimes."

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Dr. Toni Glover

Dealey Plaza Witness

She is known as the Girl in Blue. Standing on a concrete pedestal at the corner of Houston and Elm Streets in Dealey Plaza, eleven-year-old Toni Glover watched the Presidential motorcade standing on a pedestal from the moment the limo turned onto Houston Street, to the second it went under the Triple Underpass making her a very young witness the Kennedy assassination. She is currently working on researching people's emotional reaction and how it effected them throughout their lives. She is the Associate Professor and Director of the Writing Program at the University of Scranton. She received both her Bachelor’s degree and Master’s degree in English and Theatre from the University of Texas at Arlington.

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