Frontline: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

An investigative biography of Lee Harvey Oswald, the man at the center of the political crime of the 20th century, the assassination of JFK.

I cut the first hour of this 2 hour show.  Unlike so much TV in those days, it was both shot and edited on film.  You have to be very organized to be an old-school film editor or you’ll lose important shots at the bottom of the trim bin or in a misfiled film can.  It can sometimes take several minutes to retrieve a shot - which is scary on a Frontline schedule.  And if you cut a scene for one purpose and later realize you need it for something else, you have to physcially undo all the edits and reconstitute the shots - painstaking and time-consuming.  This was my last film before starting to use Non-Linear Editing with Avid.

Produced by Bill Cran and Ben Loeterman