Dorothy Kilgallen: The Reporter Who Knew Too Much - Mark Shaw • The Scott Helmer Show - 05.22.17

The Scott Helmer Show • ORIGNAL AIR DATE: Monday, May 22, 2017

GUEST: Mark ShawThe Reporter Who Knew Too Much

Was What’s My Line TV Star, media icon, and crack investigative reporter and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen murdered for writing a tell-all book about the JFK assassination? If so, is the main suspect in her death still at large?

   These questions and more are answered in former CNNESPN, and USA Today legal analyst Mark Shaw’s 25th book, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much. Through discovery of never-before-seen videotaped eyewitness interviews with those closest to Kilgallen and secret government documents, Shaw unfolds a “whodunit” murder mystery featuring suspects including Frank Sinatra, J. Edgar Hoover, Mafia Don Carlos Marcello and a "Mystery Man" who may have silenced Kilgallen. All while by presenting through Kilgallen's eyes the most compelling evidence about the JFK assassinations since the House Select Committee on Assassination’s investigation in the 1970s.

   Called by the New York Post, “the most powerful female voice in America,” and by acclaimed author Mark Lane the “the only serious journalist in America who was concerned with who killed John Kennedy and getting all of the facts about the assassination,” Kilgallen’s official cause of death reported as an overdose of barbiturates combined with alcohol, has always been suspect since no investigation occurred despite the death scene having been staged. Shaw proves Kilgallen, a remarkable woman who broke the "glass ceiling" before the term became fashionable, was denied the justice she deserved, that is until now. 

The author of 20+ books, Mark Shaw, the former legal analyst for USA Today, CNN, and USA Today, is a California attorney and investigative reporter who has dedicated the past ten years to probing the truth about the JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald assassinations through his three books, Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom, The Poison Patriarch: How the Betrayals of Joseph P. Kennedy Caused the Assassination of JFK, and his latest, The Reporter Who Knew Too Much.

Through extensive research, interviews with a multitude of credible witnesses to the Dallas events, and his recent discovery of several eyewitness, videotaped interviews of those closest to Dorothy Kilgallen never seen before, Mr. Shaw has uncovered a plausible explanation for who killed JFK and why based on common sense motive. Regarding The Reporter Who Knew Too Much, Shaw says: “After writing The Poison Patriarch, I was compelled to tell Dorothy’s story since I kept hearing her shout to me from the grave, ‘Investigate, Investigate, Investigate’ based on inside information about her death that I learned while writing the first two books. I know some will doubt this happened, but after I began my investigation, Dorothy guided my path leading me to evidence including official government documents, her own personal papers, and most important, the videotaped interviews with those whom she confided in regarding her 18-month exhaustive JFK investigation.

Without Dorothy’s help, this book would not have been possible. Repeatedly, she told me where to search for new facts about her death. I did so and the result is a comprehensive book clearly indicating the true cause of her death and that of her beloved president.”

Mark Shaw has written for USA Today, Huffington Post, and the Aspen Daily News, which he co-founded. Mark formally was a host or correspondent for ABC's Good Morning America, and CBS's People and has appeared on the REEZL Channel's program, The Kennedy's.

More about Mark, who lives in the San Francisco area, may be learned at or on Wikipedia.