The Killing of President Kennedy

Here is the rare 1978 Anthony Summers BBC documentary, The Killing of President Kennedy, made soon after the United States House of Representatives Select Committee on Assassinations (HSCA) issued their final report on JFK’s murder in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963. Pay particularly close attention to the interview segments featuring the mysterious “Doctor Peters.” In point of fact, “Peters” was actually former Washington, D. C. police detective Joe Shimon, one of the more illusive and fascinating little known characters in modern American history. He was the chief of detectives for D. C.’s upscale Northwest quadrant where almost all of our nation’s Capitol’s foreign embassies are located. Shimon was a close friend of Mob figures Sam Giancana and Johnny Roselli, both involved with Robert Maheu in the CIA-Mafia Castro assassination plots and both brutally murdered for what they knew. Shimon was at early Miami meetings of these anti-Castro conspirators. Two excellent books which flesh out Shimon are Peter Janney’s Mary’s Mosaic: The CIA Conspiracy To Murder John F. Kennedy, Mary Pinchot Meyer, And Their Vision For World Peace; and Jim Hougan’s Spooks: The Haunting of America — The Private Use of Secret Agents.


5:56 pm on July 19, 2013