October 14, 2013
November marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assasination. For the last few years, Larry Sabato of the UVa. Center for Politics has been taking a closer look at the investigation into his death.
Sabato appeared on CBS This Morning on Monday to discuss his new book "The Kennedy Half Century." In the book, Sabato reveals some bold opinions about JFK's death.
Despite many theories -- including a report by the House Select Committee on Assassinations saying Kennedy likely died as part of a conspiracy -- Sabato says there could not have been a second gunman. He is convinced Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in shooting the president back in 1963.
Sabato used new technology to analyze the tapes used in the report.
"Their evidence simply does not hold, and they concluded there was a conspiracy. Does it mean that no one encouraged Oswald or that Oswald had no compatriots working with him? I can't say that for sure because the Warren Commission was also deeply flawed. They made so many mistakes in their process," said Sabato.
If anyone did participate beyond the picket fence on the Grassy Knoll, Sabato says they either missed or didn't fire.
Still, Sabato says we will never know exactly what happened that day. He predicts 100 years from now, new theories will continue to be proposed.
On Monday evening, the UVa. Center for Politics hosted a panel on JFK's assassination.
"The Kennedy Half Century" will be released Oct. 15.
For more of Sabato's findings and to watch his appearance on CBS This Morning, click HERE.
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