Carr, Waggoner 1992-01-16

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Waggoner Carr, former Attorney General of Texas, recollects the Kennedy assassination and discusses the JFK movie.Note: Interview was conducted over the telephone.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Waggoner Carr

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Date: January 16, 1992

Location: Telephone Interview

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 40 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: JFK movie, Reaction to movie, Discusses capitalist motive behind movie, Considers movie exploitation of event, Jim Garrison, Discusses Garrison's investigation, Unable to conduct in-depth investigation, Stressful investigation, Court of Inquiry, Appointed as representative of Texas at Kennedy funeral, Suggested court of inquiry into assassination, Lyndon Johnson approved Carr's plan, Received national coverage over court of inquiry, Idea received hostile reception amid press and political figures, Press viewed inquiry as a political move by Texas, Warren Commission, Numerous investigations occurred, Johnson decided to appoint a commission, Carr's dealings with commission, Warren Commission report, Discusses problems with Oswald's trip to Cuba, Commission requested documents from Russia, Conspiracy theory, Russian record available in 1990s dispel theory, Sealed documents, Reasons for restriction, Discusses Ted Kennedy's push to open congressional documents, JFK movie (again), Slanderous attack on Johnson, Basis for lawsuit by Johnson family

Tape 1, Side 2: Goal of movie to attack Warren Commission, Carr's Career, Gave speech concerning Lee Harvey Oswald's background

Range Dates: 1963-1992

Bulk Dates: 1963-1992

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