Thursday, November 21, 2013

JFK, Dallas +50: My chat with Lee Oswald's daughter.

In 1995, on assignment for the New York Times Magazine, I conducted a remarkable interview with June Porter, nee June Oswald, eldest daughter of Lee Harvey; you may have heard of him (especially in recent weeks). The interview was remarkable not because I did it, or because I asked anything especially brilliant, but because (a) it was a true First, and one doesn't get many of those even in a 30-year journalism career, and (b) June's answers were always revealing and sometimes jaw-dropping, painting vivid word pictures.

Unfortunately I can't link to the Times original, but this second-hand ("bootleg") version will suffice. You may want to take a look at it on this, the 50th anniversary of the assassination.

3 comments:

Cosmic Connie said...

Thank you for posting this, Steve. I'm sharing on Facebook.

Steve Salerno said...

And thank you for your role in getting the word out.

God, feels like 110 years since I did that interview. A whole different life and career---all the heavy-duty magazine writing for only the cream of the crop. Where'd that go? ;)

Jenny said...

Connie, I'm sharing it, too! Will repost from your page. It's still such a fascinatiing topic. A good friend of mine, a journalist who I met in high school in Dallas, also wrote an interesting article.

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