Mark Lane on the Jim Garrison Investigation
Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Copyright Holder: Louisiana Department of State
Date Issued: 1969-12-17
Subjects: Lane, Mark, 1927- | Andrews, Dean Adams Jr., 1922- 1981 | Shaw, Clay LaVerne, 1913- 1974 | Garrison, Earling Carothers "Jim," 1921- 1992 | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 -- Assassination | Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 | WARREN COMMISSION
- Elder, Bill Interviewer
- Lane, Mark Interviewee
Bill Elder interview with Mark Lane. Lane states that one of the problems that he's having with his film is that the government said so early on in the case that Oswald did it alone, and that anyone who disagrees with this notion is suspect, so many of the witnesses were reluctant to speak. Lane states that he came to New Orleans a year ago to see Dean Andrews, and that Andrews agreed to a filmed interview for the film. However, once he arrived Andrews said that he was ordered by forces in Washington, D.C. not to talk about Clay Bertrand or anything else, so he never spoke with him. Lane continues that although Andrews had agreed to a filmed interview with him, he talked to persons in Washington D.C. who told him that he would have a hole in his head if he dared talk about Bertrand, and so Andrews said he can't speak with him. Elder then asks Lane about his impression of Mr. Garrison's investigation. Lane answers that he's a very serious district attorney, and that he may be the most important man in America today because he's looking into those areas that the Warren Commission, the federal government, and the Dallas authorities didn't want to look into. Lane states that the evidence is all there in the 26 volumes of the Warren Commission, and that Garrison has gone through the evidence and followed it further, putting him in a position to do what the other critics of the Warren Commission could not do, which is to make arrests, compel testimony, and compel trials.