Carr, Waggoner 1992-03-06

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Waggoner Carr, former Attorney General of Texas, discusses John F. Kennedy's assassination as well as the JFK movie.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Waggoner Carr

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Date: March 6, 1992

Location: Austin, Texas

Interviewer: David Murrah

Length: 1 hour, 20 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: JFK movie, Reaction to movie, Discusses problems with conspiracy theory, Misinformation given to the youth of America, Carr's career, Tenure as Attorney General of Texas, Kennedy's trip to Texas, Discussion of 1963 tour, Carr chronicles the trip through Texas, Assassination, Car left group for speaking engagement in Dumas, Remembrances of assassination, Kennedy funeral, Governor John Connally appointed Carr and three others to attend funeral, Inquiry into assassination, Car wanted court of inquiry in Texas, Press hostile towards Texas representatives, Lyndon Johnson supported Carr's court of inquiry, Mass confusion as numerous people investigate assassination, Unifying effort when Johnson established Warren Commission, Warren Commission, List of committee members, Reasons for one investigative committee

Tape 1, Side 2: Earl Warren, Problems between Carr and Warren, Carr's decision to continue with Texas inquiry, Warren Commission (again), Problems with committee, Lee Harvey Oswald, Connections with Russia and Cuba, Discussion of single-bullet theory, Carr discusses the fake photograph theory, FBI knew about Oswald before assassination

Tape 2, Side 1: Jack Ruby, Discussion of his background, Reputation in Dallas, Reasons for shooting Oswald, Connection with Mafia, Warren Commission (again), Acknowledges extensive investigation by members, Carr's Records, Sent to Texas Tech University, Reason he sent them to give Tech distinction

Tape 2, Side 2: Blank

Range Dates: 1963-1992

Bulk Dates: 1963-1965

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