OPEN DISCUSSION ON 9/11 AND OTHER MYSTERIES, with Jim Marrs and Ken Jenkins. A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Mr. Marrs earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in journalism from the University of North Texas in 1966 and attended Graduate School at Texas Tech in Lubbock for two years more. He has worked for several Texas newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, where beginning in 1968 he served as police reporter. Mr. Marrs then became a general-assignments reporter covering stories locally, in Europe and the Middle East.
After a leave of absence to serve with a Fourth Army intelligence unit during the Vietnam War, he became military and aerospace writer for the newspaper and an investigative reporter. Since 1980, Mr. Marrs has been a freelance writer and public relations consultant. Since 1976, Mr. Marrs has taught a course on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy at the University of Texas at Arlington. In 1989, his book, "Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy," was published to critical acclaim and within three years had gone into an eighth printing in both hardbound and softbound editions.
Crossfire reached the New York Times Paperback Non-Fiction Best Seller list in mid-February 1992 and remained there for more than six weeks. His book became a basis for the Oliver Stone film JFK. Mr. Marrs served as a chief consultant for both the films screenplay and production. Mr. Marrs has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, CSPAN, the Discovery, Learning and History Channels, This Morning America, Geraldo, Montell Williams, Today and The Larry King and Art Bell radio programs. For more information visit www.jimmarrs.com