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Dr. Malcom Couch Oral History

Object Number: 2007.001.0023
Category: Oral Histories
Oral history interview subject: Malcom Couch
Oral history interviewer: Stephen Fagin
Type of Object: Oral history
Dimensions: 95 Minutes
Videotaped oral history interview with Dr. Malcom Couch. A part-time news photographer for Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA-TV/Channel 8, Couch covered the president's arrival at Dallas Love Field and was riding in the motorcade when he heard three shots fired and saw a rifle barrel in the sixth floor window of the Texas School Book Depository building.

Interview conducted at Dr. Couch's home on April 2, 2007 by Associate Curator Stephen Fagin. The interview is one hour and thirty-five minutes long.

The video attached to this record is an excerpt. The entire interview is available in our Reading Room to on-site researchers or by submitting a Rights & Reproductions Request Form.
Curator's Notes

Malcom Couch's first name is spelled with one "L" not two.  Mal, as he is known to friends, has had his name misspelled by others all his life, but says it doesn't really bother him. - Gary Mack, Curator

Prior to this 2007 videotaped interview, Dr. Couch was among the first individuals to record an early 1989 audio cassette oral history with the Museum.  Dr. Couch also participated in a Museum panel discussion with other assassination eyewitnesses in November 2000. - Stephen Fagin, Associate Curator 

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