JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963. The Zapruder film was not available to the American public until the mid 1970’s. Until then they had to take the word of people like Dan Rather as to what happened that day. Rather was one of a few people who had a viewing of the Zapruder Film before it was bought and locked away from the American public by Life Magazine. Once Americans were finally allowed to see the Zapruder footage of JFK’s assassination, Rather would be proven a liar for his earlier comments.
The Zapruder Film was finally aired for American TV viewers in 1975 on a late night talk show thanks to the efforts of unwitting JFK sleuth…..Geraldo Rivera? The public airing of this footage killed the Warren Commission’s earlier whitewash efforts and necessitated the House Select Committee on Assassinations whitewash of the late 1970’s.