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‘Zapruder Film’ author Wrone to speak at Wofford College

Wednesday, January 14, 2004

SPARTANBURG, SC – David R. Wrone, author of “The Zapruder Film,” will give a public lecture on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Wofford College. He will discuss the film and its significance for the investigation of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

The 7:30 p.m. lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held in the McMillan Theater in the Campus Life Building.

Wrone, professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, is one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the Kennedy assassination. In his book, “The Zapruder Film: Reframing JFK’s Assassination,” published in the fall of 2003, Wrone re-examines the amateur film of Abraham Zapruder that captured from beginning to end the murder of Kennedy. In the book, he demonstrates how the film itself “necessarily refutes the Warren Commission’s lone-gunman and single-bullet theories.” Wrone notes that the film “provides a scientifically precise timeline of events, as well as crucial clues regarding the timing, number, origins, and impact of the shots fired that day.”

Wrone’s visit to the Wofford College campus is part of a January Interim project under Dr. Gerald A. Ginocchio, professor and chairman of the Department of Sociology. The project is titled “The Zapruder Film from A to Z.”