John Reznikoff Speaks: The Kennedy-Monroe Papers

In the 1990s, John Reznikoff, president of University Archives, stumbled upon what he thought was the missing link: Official documents finally connecting Marilyn Monroe and President John F. Kennedy, confirming that there was in fact an illicit relationship between them. The documents were the property of Lex Cusack, and were worth millions. They would change history as we knew it. The problem was the documents were forged…fakes, exposed by ABC news.

For the first time, Reznikoff talks about this story as he is interviewed by Jake Halpern for This American Life.

To hear this fascinating story, click here, and advance to 26:25.

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