33. Witnesses to the crime were seen on TV almost immediately.

WFAA newsman Jay Watson was on Houston Street, just around the corner from Elm, when President Kennedy was assassinated. He could hear, but not see, what was happening. Since the TV studio was very near by, he was able to grab the Newmans, the closest witnesses to the fatal headshot and get them on the air almost immediately after the motorcade left Dealey Plaza. In the hours to come he would interview others, including Abraham Zapruder, any of whom could have said something that would blow a conspiracy wide open (had there been one).

Live interviews with Bill and Gayle New man on Dallas TV, WFAA, which were picked up through the country.

Much of Watson’s coverage was confused and fragmented, with incorrect details and assumptions being thrown around without any vetting, and conspiracy theorists try their best to latch on to anything they can from the confusion of that day to create doubts that support their beliefs. They also ignore many details, like the fact that Bill Newman originally thought there were only two shots, which doesn’t help make the case for multiple shooters. But the most important thing about these interviews is the fact that they are so raw, and so in the moment; so real. For the most part, these people are talking directly to the general public before speaking to anyone in law enforcement or any part of the government. How could a conspiracy afford to take such chances?

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