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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.

Jack Ruby - The Trial of the Century Brandon Birmingham

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    • 4.6 • 14 Ratings

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.

    Introduction to the Jack Ruby Trial

    Introduction to the Jack Ruby Trial

    Jack Ruby was put on trial for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man in Dallas Police custody for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy two days earlier. We'll bring you the story from both inside and outside the courtroom. In this episode, you'll hear the first murder ever caught on live television, quotes from the larger than life lawyers for Jack Ruby, and from Jack Ruby himself. Beginning March 3, and for each day of the trial thereafter, Eric Bushman and Brandon Birmingham bring you the story of The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.

    • 3 min
    March 3, 1964: Eve of Trial

    March 3, 1964: Eve of Trial

    On Tuesday, March 4, 1964, Jury Selection finally ended, but not without controversy. Protesters pass out literature that damages Jack Ruby's main defense, one of the lawyers is held in contempt, reporters send Judge Brown a get well card, and Henry Wade and Melvin Belli give us a preview of their cases. All of this on the eve of the State of Texas vs. Jack Ruby, The Original Trial of the Century.

    • 11 min
    March 4 1964 - The First Day of Trial

    March 4 1964 - The First Day of Trial

    DALLAS - 3/4/1964: Jack Ruby enters a double barreled plea, we learn Ruby's whereabouts the weekend JFK was assassinated, and we have an exclusive interview with the man in the pale Stetson. Eric Bushman and I recap testimony in the State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.

    • 15 min
    March 5 1964 - Day 2: You Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby.

    March 5 1964 - Day 2: You Know Me, I'm Jack Ruby.

    DALLAS - 3/5/1964: Did Jack Ruby's own words devastate his defense? Henry Wade fires Ruby's .38 Colt Cobra in Court...almost, and Lawyers bitterly fight over policeman's notes. Eric Bushman and I recap Day 2 of The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.

    • 8 min
    March 6 1964 - The State Rests, The Drama Begins. Day 3.

    March 6 1964 - The State Rests, The Drama Begins. Day 3.

    DALLAS - 3/6/1964: What was Jack Ruby doing as jurors watched the first murder in the history of the world caught on live television? How do Ruby's "Children" figure into his defense? Find out how soap, syrup and wax lead to a hostage situtation. Eric Bushman and I recap Day 2 of The State of Texas v. Jack Ruby - The Original Trial of the Century.

    • 18 min
    March 7th - When Transfer Turns to Mayhem: Live

    March 7th - When Transfer Turns to Mayhem: Live

    DALLAS - 3/7/1964. A simple prisoner transfer turns in to absolute mayhem. Listen to extended coverage of Oswald's killing. Meanwhile, the Court is in recess over the weekend, as lawyers prepare for the case to continue on Monday, and jurors remain sequestered in the State of Texas vs. Jack Ruby - the Original Trial of the Century.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

rkellus ,

A Most Valuable Contribution

Birmingham and Bushman do an exemplary job of taking listeners on a one-of-a-kind trip back in time.

dallasgirl2/15 ,

Closing Arguements

This is a “must listen” podcast!! A courtroom full of current Dallas lawmen portrays this historical day. You have a judge playing a judge, lawyers playing lawyers, a journalist playing a journalist this crazy cast hit the mark spot on!!!

Carbible ,

Interesting, Smart, Captivating

I highly recommend this podcast to anyone wanting to feed their brain with a little history, humor, and actual transcripts from this trial. I love this!!

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