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A Conversation with Jim Leavelle and Eddie Barker
January 24, 2007 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Judge Joe B. Brown, Jr. introduces the Dallas Law Enforcement: Voices From History program series and the inaugural program, a discussion between retired Dallas police Detective Jim Leavelle and former KRLD News Director Eddie Barker. Leavelle was handcuffed to Lee Harvey Oswald when the suspect was shot by Jack Ruby. Barker was the first reporter to announce that Kennedy was dead. Topics include the Kennedy assassination, the murder of Dallas Police Officer J.D. Tippit, the arrest and shooting of Oswald, and how the media and law enforcement worked together the weekend of the assassination.