CNN has published a recording of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly from the 1970s that indicates he was not present outside the Florida house where an associate of Lee Harvey Oswald committed suicide.In the taped telephone conversation conducted in March 1977 between O’Reilly, then a correspondent with Dallas television station WFAA-TV, and Gaeton Fonzi, an investigator on the House Select Committee on Assassinations, O’Reilly can be heard telling Fonzi he’s planning to travel to Florida to investigate the suicide of George de Mohrenschildt, an associate of Oswald who had killed himself that day. In the conversation, provided to CNN by Fonzi’s widow, Fonzi tells O’Reilly about the suicide. O’Reilly in turn replies hell travel to Florida the next day.
“I’m coming down there tomorrow,” O’Reilly tells Fonzi. “Im coming to Florida. … Now, OK, I’m gonna try to get a night flight out of here, if I can.”