November 24th, 1964 – DALLAS. On live television, night club owner Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the man in Dallas Police Custody for the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On March 4th, 1964, Ruby was put on trial for the murder in Downtown Dallas. Armed with original trial transcripts, rare audio, news accounts, and interviews from those personally involved in the case, we bring to you a daily recap of the State of Texas v. Jack Ruby – The Original Trial of The Century. Join us each day beginning March 3.
Eric Bushman is Assistant News Director for WBAP and KLIF. Brandon Birmingham is a State District Judge in Dallas. Find the Trial Visualization Report after the episodes.
Audio Credit: Interviews with Melvin Belli and Joe Tonahill provided by KRLD-TV, KDFW-TV Collection/the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and WFAA-TV Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Audio of the shooting was recorded by Tom Pettit for NBC TV as broadcast by WBAP in Dallas/Fort Worth.