Tuesday, August 27, 2013

President Ford Assassination Attempt Video Tape Released

The Eastern District Federal Historic Society petitioned for and received a tape made of President Ford giving a deposition about Squeaky Fromme's attempt on his life.  Portions of the tape were played at her trial and then stashed away.  The tapes were sought by the society which is dedicated to preserving the history of the Sacramento Federal Court to be able to share with the public.

Read about it here- http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/history/article2596754.html

There are also links to vintage articles written by the Sacramento Bee about the incident and a couple of pdf's on President Ford's diary at the above link.


Patty is Dead said...

Most of what is on the tapes has already been written about, probably most prominently by Jess Bravin. It will be cool to actually SEE it though.

Sun King said...

After listening to all the talk from the judge and attorneys about how the tapes would be destroyed I'm kind of surprised to see that this video still existed.