A Letter From The Publisher: Oct. 2, 1964

There could be little doubt of Oswald's guilt," wrote TIME two weeks after President Kennedy's assassination, and continued, "Lee Oswald was plainly a man of demonic frustrations and fanaticisms." Most of the U.S. press shared that conclusion, but the major job of reporting then shifted from journalists to the members of the Warren Commission. By the time Mrs. Marina Oswald testified, it had become even clearer that, as TIME said, "there was no dark conspiracy ... no plot." This week the Warren report massively confirmed these views.

While printing presses ran day and night to reprint the full document in various editions,...

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