John Barbours World, February 6, 2017
John Barbours World with John Barbour
Guests, Mark Shaw and JP Sottile
MARK SHAW author of The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen joins John Barbour and JP Sottile.
Mark Shaw is a former criminal defense attorney and legal analyst for CNN, ESPN, and USA Today for the Mike Tyson, O.J. Simpson and Kobe Bryant cases, Mark Shaw is an investigative reporter and the author of 20+ books whose latest is "The Reporter Who Knew Too Much: The Mysterious Death of What's My Line TV Star and Media Icon Dorothy Kilgallen." More about the book at www.thereporterwhoknewtoomuch.com with Mark's book signing presentation at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pw4y3bWZWnE.
Mr Shaw, a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the California Bar, has also written "The Poison Patriarch," "Miscarriage of Justice," and "Beneath the Mask of Holiness." He has also penned articles for The New York Daily News, USA Today, Huffington Post and the Aspen Daily News, which he co-founded. More about Mr. Shaw, who lives in the San Francisco area, may be learned at markshawbooks.com and Wikipedia (Mark William Shaw.)
For more than fifty years, the exhaustive 18-month investigation of the JFK assassination by What's My Line? television star, celebrated journalist, and revered investigative reporter Dorothy Kilgallen has been buried due to a cover-up by those threatened with a tell-all book she was writing about the JFK assassination for Random House. When the famed journalist, called by the New York Post, "the most powerful female voice in America," was found dead in her Manhattan apartment in November 1965 of an alleged drug overdose, no investigation occurred despite a staged death scene and suspicions by those closest to her that she had been murdered.
Now the full thrust of Kilgallen's search for the truth is exposed for the first time. Relying on Kilgallen's toxic columns blasting the "Oswald Alone" theory, her flawed autopsy report and never-before-seen videotaped interviews with Kilgallen's two hairdressers, one who found her body, and Jack Ruby co-counsel Joe Tonahill, who permitted her the only interviews Ruby gave to a reporter at his trial, Mark Shaw’s book presents a true crime “whodunit” murder mystery with multiple suspects abounding including Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello and a “mystery man” the What’s My Line? star met shortly before she died. While focusing on motive for Dorothy Kilgallen's shocking death, the author presents, through Kilgallen's eyes, the most compelling evidence about the JFK assassination since the House Select Committee on Assassinations investigation in the 1970s.
Most importantly, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much points to one startling verdict: Kilgallen was denied justice following her death. That is, until now.
JP SOTTILE is a freelance journalist, published historian, radio co-host and documentary filmmaker. His credits include a stint on the NewsHour news desk, C-SPAN, and as a newsmagazine producer for ABC affiliate WJLA in Washington. Joseph “JP” Sottile is a two-time Washington Regional Emmy Award Winner. Documentary film credits include: writer, director, producer of The Warning and various production and photography credits on other public interest films. His weekly show, Inside the Headlines w/ The Newsvandal, co-hosted by James Moore, airs every Friday on KRUU-FM in Fairfield, Iowa. He is the Newsvandal.
John Barbour "the godfather of reality TV" created, co-hosted, co-produced, and wrote 'Real People' - the first reality show, which was number one on NBC for three years during the early 1980's.
Barbour moved to the United States in the early sixties. His comedy act, particularly his 1965 album, It's Tough to Be White, dealt in part with civil rights and black-white relations.
Barbour hosted the pilot for The Gong Show in the mid '70s, and was a regular panelist on the 1988 Canadian (US syndicated) version of Liar's Club.
Barbour portrayed game show host Harry Monte in a 1975 episode of Sanford and Son.
John Produced, Wrote, and Hosted 'Ernie Kovacs: TV's Original Genius,'for Showtime that aired later on PBS. At the time it was reviewed as 'the best documentary about a performer!'
He also directed and wrote the 1992 documentary The JFK Assassination: The Jim Garrison Tapes. This film covers the investigation of District Attorney Jim Garrison, who, after the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy, decided to further investigate the official report given by the Warren Commission. The documentary hypothesizes connections between the assassination and the FBI, the CIA, the Mafia, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and other organizations and foreign affairs issues. The film won an award in 1993 at the San Sebastian Film Festival in Spain.