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Witnesses to History

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Watch interviews of two men who were witnesses to critical moments in American history.

First off, we interview Harry Rosenfeld, the former Washington Post Metro Editor during the Watergate scandal.  He describes the events that took place that helped bring down the presidency of Richard Nixon.  In addition, he tells the story of escaping Nazi Germany in the late 1930's which can also be found in his new book, "From Kristallnacht to Watergate - Memoirs of a Newspaperman."

Next up is Mickey Carroll.  As a young, ink-stained wretch, he got the story of a lifetime.   After President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas on November 22, 1963 Carroll was immediately sent to Texas to help cover the events.   While waiting to watch what was supposed to be the benign transfer of accused assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, he ended up watching his murder as Jack Ruby fired the shot that ended Oswald's life.   Carroll describes in vivid detail the events and gives his theory as to what he think really happened in the murder of JFK.

Incidentally, both Carroll and Rosenfeld worked with each other at the now defunct Herald Tribune.   Watch both these fascinating interviews in the full episode above

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