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Rochester Man Recalls His Role In Investigation Into JFK Assassination

Lee Harvey Oswald, March 1963
Lee Harvey Oswald, March 1963

Millions of Americans are remembering where they were on this day 50 years ago, when they heard the tragic news of the shooting of President John F. Kennedy.

A Rochester man is recalling his role in the investigation into the assassination.
in 1978, Andrew Davidhazy was a professor of technical photography at RIT when he and two colleagues were asked by the House Select Committee on Assassinations to examine photographs of Lee Harvey Oswald.
Oswald's wife, Marina, said she took the photos of her husband, holding what was later confirmed to be the rifle used to kill President Kennedy.
Oswald denied that it was a picture of him. He said someone had used a trick of photography, and placed his head on the body of another man.
For two weeks, professor Davidhazy and his colleagues went to work to determine whether the photos were authentic.
They had the original photos and negatives, and the camera--an Imperial Reflex Twin lens.   
Click on the link above to hear the interview with professor Andrew Davidhazy.

Beth Adams joined WXXI as host of Morning Edition in 2012 after a more than two-decade radio career. She was the longtime host of the WHAM Morning News in Rochester. Her career also took her from radio stations in Elmira, New York, to Miami, Florida.