Oral History

Lawrence Schiller

An acclaimed photojournalist, author and Emmy award-winning producer/director, Schiller covered the Kennedy assassination for The Saturday Evening Post in 1963 and later recorded Jack Ruby’s last interview. He covered Robert F. Kennedy’s presidential campaign and was at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968, when Kennedy was shot. In 1977, he served as associate producer of the television movie, The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald. Years later he collaborated with author Norman Mailer on the book, Oswald’s Tale: An American Mystery (1995). Recorded October 29, 2015, and June 4, 2018.