“JFK at 100: State of the Records”
News Conference and Forum
1 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2017
National Press Club, Zenger Room, Washington, DC
To mark the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth this spring, leaders in the JFK research community are convening at the National Press Club during “Sunshine Week” March 16.
The purpose is to examine the past and current importance of the National Archives’ scheduled release by next October of the final batch of declassified documents further illuminating President Kennedy’s 1963 assassination. Citizens Against Political Assassinations (CAPA) has organized the news conference and forum in the spirit of Sunshine Week, celebrated by journalists nationally this week.
1 p.m. News Conference Welcome & Introduction: Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, CAPA chair, medical professor, world-renowned forensic pathologist, and author or co-author of more than books, Moderator
1:05 p.m. Keynote With Q&A
The Hon. John R. Tunheim, Chief U.S. District Judge for Minnesota and former chair of the congressionally-created Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB)
1:40 p.m. Research News: Expected Findings From New Documents, Q&A on Current Implications
2:25 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. The Cold Facts From Forensic Evidence