November 24th, 1964 - DALLAS. On live television, night club owner Jack Ruby killed Lee Harvey Oswald, the man in Dallas Police Custody for the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy. On March 4th, 1964, Ruby was put on trial for the murder in Downtown Dallas. Armed with original trial transcripts, rare audio, news accounts, and interviews from those personally involved in the case, we bring to you a daily recap of the State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of The Century. Join us each day beginning March 3.
Eric Bushman is Assistant News Director for WBAP and KLIF. Brandon Birmingham is a State District Judge in Dallas.
Audio Credit: Interviews with Melvin Belli and Joe Tonahill provided by KRLD-TV, KDFW-TV Collection/the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and WFAA-TV Collection/The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Audio of the shooting was recorded by Tom Pettit for NBC TV as broadcast by WBAP in Dallas/Fort Worth.
March 14th, 1964 - The Verdict and a Legendary Rant
DALLAS - 3/14/1964: Go live in the Courtroom and hear the Jury's Verdict. Outrage on one side, the rule of law solidified on the other. The Lawyers give you their reactions in this, the final episode of The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.
March 13th, 1964: Closing Arguments
DALLAS - 3/13/1964: Our very own Eric Bushman goes into the Courtroom with his microphone to bring us the only uniquely authentic recordings of all 7 "Lawyers" in the Jack Ruby trial you'll ever hear. Life or Death? Hear it all in our extended coverage of the final summations in The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.
March 12th, 1964 - Final Witness
DALLAS - 3/12/1964: The defense ends the battle of the experts once and for all, Ruby has a very peculiar conversation with his Rabbi, and 2 of the 7 escaped prisoners are hauled into federal court. This is The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.
March 11th, 1964 - Wade's Rebuttal
DALLAS - 3/11/1964: Henry Wade and his team give jurors three doctors who came to the same conclusion about Jack Ruby. Why did a nationally competitive pistol shooter show off his skills in Court? Lee Harvey Oswald's Mother makes a demand from the Dealey Plaza. Find out what it is on this podcast, The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby, The Original Trial of the Century.
March 10th, 1964 - Ruby's Roots
DALLAS - 3/10/1964: Two renowned experts solidify Ruby's defense of temporary insanity, jurors look inside Jack Ruby's brain using cutting edge technology, and we learn of Ruby's roots....and what he says happened on the day he killed presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. This is the State of Texas v. Jack Ruby, the Original Trial of the Century.
March 9th, 1964 - Prizefighter
Jack Ruby's friend was a prize fighter - the Welterweight Champion of the world. Ruby's doctor's say Ruby was a prize fighter himself - find out how. Did Ruby's cards of Jada cost him his trial? Finally, why did they call him Sparky? Eric Bushman and I answer all of these questions in this podcast - The State of Texas vs. Jack Ruby, the Original Trial of the Century.