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1. Jean's initial interview was broadcast by WBAP-TV, a Ft. Worth/Dallas NBC affiliate at 1:11 C.S.T. over the phone; "As It Happened"-, PBS, Nov. 22, 1993.

2. DALLAS TIMES HERALD, Nov. 22, 1963, p. 17, included in THE ASSASSINATION STORY, compiled by Robert Surrey (American Eagle Publishers), 1964; thanks to Prof. Jerry Rose.

3. WARREN COMMISSION HEARINGS AND EXHIBITS, Volume 19, p. 479 and 487. Reference to this source cited hereafter as 19H479 and 19H487.

4. Volume XII of HSCA hearings and exhibits, p. 10, hereafter in format: XIIHSCA10. Note: In a letter from Hoover to Rankin dated April 2, 1964, he makes reference to an FBI report of SA Gemberling dated Nov. 30, 1963, presumably the same brief reference noted by the HSCA. In the same letter, Hoover also points out that Mark Lane had referred to Jean's claim of hearing four to six shots in his NATIONAL GUARDIAN article Feb. 18, 1964 (XXVH853).

5. XXIIH838.

6. IIH42-44.

7. XXVH853.

8. VIH205-222.

9. Thompson, Josiah. SIX SECONDS IN DALLAS (Berkley: N.Y.). 1967, 1976 (paperback). pp. 129, 282.

10. NEW YORK TIMES, May 30, 1964, p. 5.

11. See Decker Exhibit in Volume 19 of W.C. Hearings & Exhibits.

12. "Some Unanswered Questions" by Fred Cook, THE NATION, June 13, 1966, pp. 705-715 and "Testimony of the Eyewitnesses" by Fred Cook, THE NATION, June 26, 1966, pp. 737-746.

13. PLAYBOY magazine, Feb. 1967, p. 67; Note: Lane commented that there was "..definitely an atmosphere of fear in Dallas surrounding the whole question of the assassination."

14. XXIIIHSCA12; Note: I raised this point to Jean during the question and answer segment following the "Eyewitnesses" panel at the 1991 ASK conference in Dallas, and she assured me and the audience that the HSCA would have been able to contact her quite easily. However, she did not mention having been hospitalized that year as pointed out in her book.

15. Summers, Anthony. CONSPIRACY (Fontana Paperbacks: London). 1980. p. 52.

16. Ibid, pp. 82-3; Note: see "Is Tom Tilson a Credible Witness?", BACK CHANNELS, Vol. 3, No. 1 & 2, p. 22.

17. ECHOES OF CONSPIRACY (newsletter) by Paul Hoch, Vol. 8, No. 4, Dec. 8, 1980.

18. Letter from Mark Redhead to Peter Whitmey, no date (postmarked Oct. 9, 1992.)

19. See "Is Tom Tilson a Credible Witness?", BACK CHANNELS.

20. JOURNAL GRAPHICS transcript, Nov. 22, 1988 (GERALDO).

21. "Destiny in Dallas" by Edward Oxford, AMERICAN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, Nov. 1988, p. 16.

22. Marrs, Jim. CROSSFIRE (Carroll and Graf: N.Y.). 1989. pp. 37-39, 56.

23. Ibid, pp. 322-324.

24. See footnote on p. 122 of JFK: THE BOOK OF THE FILM (Applause Books: N.Y.), 1992, edited by Jane Rusconi.

25. Ibid, pp. 122-23.

26. Ibid.

27. Lifton, David. BEST EVIDENCE (Dell Books: N.Y.), 1980, 1982. p. 477n.

28. Held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dallas, Nov. 14-16, 1991.

29. Along with Edna and Wayne Hartman, Ed Hoffman, Paul O'Connor, Aubrey Rike and Malcolm Summers; for some reason the Willis family, Dr. Crenshaw and Beverly Oliver failed to make scheduled appearances.

30. "Intriguing Tale", DALLAS MORNING NEWS by Todd Copilevitz, pp. 33 and 38A.

31. Derived from audio tape of broadcast in Dec. 1991.

32. Ibid; note: an excerpt of Jean's first statement to the media was shown.


34. Sloan, Bill (with Jean Hill). JFK: THE LAST DISSENTING WITNESS (Pelican: Grema, La.). 1992. p. 30.

35. Ibid, p. 31.

36. Ibid, p. 101.

37. Ibid.

38. BEST EVIDENCE, p. 55.

Reference to Jean's testimony is also made by Henry Hurt in his 1985 book REASONABLE DOUBT (Henry Holt & Co.:N.Y.).

In a brochure written by Ms. Conover Hunt available at the entrance to the "Sixth Floor Exhibit" at the former TSBD in Dallas, 23 witnesses are listed including Mary Moorman but not Jean Hill, which she believes was "deliberate" in her case (letter from Jean Hill to Peter Whitmey, Jan. 8, 1992). Ms. Hunt insists this was not the case, but the list was related to an "exhibit panel" which includes Mary's photo (letter from Conover Hunt to Peter Whitmey, Aug. 24, 1992.)

Although Jean was not the person shown on the cover of SATURDAY EVENING POST (Dec. 2, 1967) as she claims, she and Mary Moorman are shown on the cover of the 1964 book THE WITNESSES (Bantam: N.Y.) edited by the NYT (although neither her testimony nor her affidavit are included.)

Recently, a digitized version of the Zapruder film has been released by MPI Home Video ("Image of an Assassination...") in both DVD and VHS formats - which show 64% more frame image information that previously available. In 1994, I was only able to confirm that Jean Hill was looking directly at President Kennedy as late as Frame 309, but the MPI versions of Zapruder's home movie clearly show her continuing to look at JFK at Frames 312-313 - the moment of the head shot. [01/99]

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