This montage of early 1990s television specials was curated by the JFK Assassination Forum. It features interviews with Rachel Oswald Porter and June Oswald Porter, the daughters of Marina and Lee Harvey Oswald, who were raised by their mother and their adoptive father, Kenneth Jess Porter.
The two girls grew up in a small Texas town, sheltered by their parents and grandparents from the truth of their father’s identity but came to understand its implications when they were young adults. Rachel discusses the psychological impact of her realization that her father was accused and seen by many as the killer of one of the most beloved leaders in US History. She then describes having researched the events to the extent that she was convinced that her father was innocent of the assassination.
In June’s interview with Today Show host, Bryant Gumbel, she says that she was coming forward on the show, due to the publication of Gerald Posner’s 1993 book, ‘Case Closed’. June diplomatically states that while she welcomed Posner and others investigating the case, that the case was far from “closed” and that more documents and testimonies existed, which needed to be studied before any such conclusion could be reached.
June’s poise in this interview is impressive, as she discusses a letter to the-President Clinton for non-essential personal effects, which had been seized by the US Government from her home as an infant, including her birth certificate, the lack of which had prevented her from getting a passport. Her request had so far been ignored.