Paul Brandus on “Countdown to Dallas”

Dive into “Countdown to Dallas”, as we chat with author & White House Correspondent Paul Brandus. Explore his book on one unforgettable day in Dallas, bureaucracy, and more!

Welcome Paul Brandus:

We’re joined on the Starline by author, speaker and one of the most followed journalists in the White House Press Corps. Reported from multiple countries including Iraq, Chechnya, China, Guantanamo Bay and more. His book is “Countdown to Dallas”. We welcome Paul Brandus.

Paul, let’s go Beyond the Mic.

The extended title is “Countdown to Dallas: The Incredible Coincidences, Routines and Blind “Luck” that brought JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald Together”. In your book, you talk about the bungling, lack of communications and CYA of the CIA, FBI back then. Could history be repeating itself with more bungling by multi letter organizations?

Paul, the biggest question conspiracy theorists bring up is that he had help, you disagree why?

The Rockin’ 8:

It’s time for the Rockin’ 8, 8 random questions; answer with the first thing that comes to your mind. There is no Pressure.

1. Will America ever make a serious attempt to fix their crumbling infrastructure?

2. When you received your 1st White House Press credential what did you think?

3. 22 years ago, you witnessed 9/11 in New York City from your 35th floor window. Has your heart recovered from that day?

4. Your father in law was sent to China by President Nixon. How did he impact your life?

5. Who depends on you most?

6. What’s the 2nd best Alfred Hitchcock movie after North by Northwest?

7. Favorite thing to BBQ?

8. What’s one thing you remember from prom?

One Big Question:

I’ve talked with Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and discussed his memories from JFK’s assassination. What’s the one fact that still boggles you to this very day?

The Wrap:

He loves grilling NY Strip, Hitchcock’s North by Northwest and wants everyone to forget the horrible clothes he wore at prom. The book is “Countdown to Dallas”. Author Paul Brandus, thanks for taking the time to talk with us today

And that my friends is a Beyond the Mic Short Cut.

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