Sunday, October 6, 2013

Expert Spotlight: Edgar F. Tatro

Today we are very proud to present another member of our outstanding 2013 panel.  Edgar F. Tatro, one of today's preeminent experts on the Kennedy Assassination, has pursued the truth as relentlessly as anyone over the past 50 years. Tatro holds a B.A. Degree in English from Boston University, a Master’s Degree in Urban Education from Boston State College and Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Administration from Boston State College.

He taught high school English for 38 years, specializing in science-fiction, mystery and horror, satire and comedy, creative writing, media and propaganda, and the origin, history and poetry of rock music. He also taught college and adult education courses for 30 years, specializing in the JFK assassination, subliminal messages in advertizing, the influence of rock music on drug abuse, backward messages in music, and plagiarism in music.

Mr. Tatro is the author of more than 30 mystery and horror short stories, literary essays and poems published in many magazines across the country. He also is the author of many research articles pertaining to the JFK assassination conspiracy, published in Jerry Rose’s  The Third Decade, Penn Jones’ , and Ireland’s The JFK Assassination Forum.

His work has been acknowledged or footnoted in many JFK assassination books, including Reasonable Doubt by Henry Hurt, Official and Confidential: The Secret Life of J. Edgar Hoover by Anthony Summers, Destiny Betrayed by Jim DiEugenio, (Probe Magazine) by Jim DiEugenio and Lisa Pease, The Kennedys: Dynasty and Disaster by John H. Davis, Killing Kennedy by Harrison Livingstone, JFK; The Book of the Film by Oliver Stone and Zachary Sklar, Doug Weldon’s essay in Murder in Dealey Plaza and JFK and the Unspeakable by Jim Douglass. Mr. Tatro is the original editor of Texas in the Morning, the memoirs of LBJ’s mistress, Madeleine Duncan Brown, and editor of the Bugliosi chapter in Biting the Elephant by Dr. Rodger Remington. He contributed research to Senator Sam Ervin’s Watergate investigative committee, the House Select Committee on Assassinations and the National Academy of Sciences (JFK acoustical analysis project). He attended Clay Shaw’s trial for one week in New Orleans, in February 1969, and was given ac- cess to the court exhibits by Judge Edward Haggerty. Mr. Tatro served as a minor consultant to Oliver Stone’s film, “JFK.” He testified before the Assassination Records Review Board in March 1995, in Boston, Mass. He was responsible, via the ARRB, for the release of the unidentified print found on a box in the alleged sniper’s nest in the Texas School Book De- pository, and, via the LBJ Library, for the release of the rough drafts of the rough draft of NSAM #273, which he shared with L. Fletcher Prouty, who shared them with Oliver Stone for "JFK."

Mr. Tatro was a consultant to Nigel Turner’s “The Truth Shall Set You Free,” and “The Smoking Guns,” parts six and seven of The Men Who Killed Kennedy series. He was a primary recruiter and participant in Turner’s “The Guilty Men,” part nine of the same series. 

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