BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It’s been almost 50 years since John F. Kennedy’s assassination and new information from that day in Dallas has just been released to the public. For the first time, we’re hearing long-lost audiotapes from Air Force One.

Kai Jackson has more on the dramatic recordings.

The tapes catapult listeners back into time. On them we hear Lyndon Johnson consoling John Kennedy’s mother after the assassination, as Johnson himself assumes the presidency.

The just-released tapes–kept for years by John F. Kennedy’s senior military aide–were recorded as Air Force One brought the president’s body back to Washington.

“We have reports quoting that the president is dead. He died about 35 minutes ago,” the tapes said.

Lyndon Johnson, newly sworn in as president of the United States, and his wife Lady Bird attempted to console President Kennedy’s mother.

“I wish to God there was something that I could…I wanted to tell you that we are grieving with you,” President Johnson said.

“Thanks a mill– Thank you very much. I know. I know you loved Jack. And he loved you,” Rose Kennedy responded.

“We are glad the nation had your son as long as it did,” Lady Bird Johnson said.

Lee Harvey Oswald was blamed for killing the president.  Investigators say Oswald was a lone wolf.

Yet for decades historians have questioned whether he really acted alone.

“I doubt that these tapes will put the conspiracy theory to rest,” said David Dallek, Kennedy historian. “They just can’t accept the proposition that a lone wolf, a single, and someone as dysfunctional as Lee Harvey Oswald could have carried off this assassination of the president.”

A Philadelphia dealer will sell the original box and tape for $500,000.

You can listen to a digital copy of the entire recording online. Just click here.

Comments (14)
  1. Truth or Fiction says:

    Why does this story veer off onto Oswald? Because Oswald was CIA.

    1. Cindari says:

      ..What? If he was CIA..Wouldnt the story…Wait, no. nonono. Look have your conspiracy if you want. But what you said has absolutely nothing to do with what was in the article! It just didnt!

      It just didnt. The article merely mentioned the fact that the conspiraacy theory exists!

      Right or wrong, true or false, your reply still makes absolutely no sense when trying to link it to this article. It. Just. Doesnt.

  2. Rationalist says:

    Vote for the cure in 2012: God & Constitution

  3. .5mt says:

    No Oswald was CID or perhaps FBI, but not CIA.

  4. CIA Bogeyman says:

    LOL. I guess you believe in UFO’s and Bigfoot too???

    1. Information is king says:

      I guess you believe in the fluoride in your waters too..

      1. Altruistically Esoteric says:

        Excuse me, but the actual real data is there about fluoride as well as; here’s the EPA;s own words that list the detrimental effects to adults and youths and even admits on thier page they don’t even list all the possible side effects: “This health effects language is not intended to catalog all possible health effects for fluoride. Rather, it is intended to inform consumers of some of the possible health effects associated with fluoride in drinking water.” ( ) Texas covered up last year of radioactive waste in the city’s water supply. Information is not king, it’s influential.

  5. Alex Seredin says:

    It is well known fact, confirmed by several participants in the assaination that there were other shooters. Personally, I am familiar with the Carcano rifle supposedly used in the killing, and from personal experience I can tell you that that rifle did not kill JFK

  6. Neal Avery says:

    The House Select Committee on Assassinations found that there was a conspiracy.

  7. CyberKnight says:

    I really do Not know what to believe! I just wish the govt. would release all the info they have kept hidden all these years. The info was orginally sealed for 25 years. After 25 years it was sealed for 50 years. WHY?????

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  9. Herbert says:

    A just-released book predicts the discovery of such new evidence on the JFK assassination. Visit for details.

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