More than thirty years after the assassination of Pres. John F. Kennedy, Ray and Mary LaFontaine have discovered startling new evidence in the events that surround that fateful fall day. On November 22, 1963, Ray LaFontaine and Mary Lunney, who had not yet met, were both on the campus of what is now the University of Texas at El Paso when they learned that the president had been assassinated. Later, while Mr. LaFontaine was teaching English at UTEP and Miss Lunney was there to pursue her bachelor's degree, the two met, fell in love, and were married.
Mr. LaFontaine went on to earn his Ph.D. at Auburn University and stayed to teach as an assistant professor of English, while Mrs. LaFontaine worked in university administration and did graduate coursework. The couple then worked and taught at various colleges for the next several years.
In 1983, the LaFontaines launched the small company, Desperado Productions. Murray and Arlene, their first documentary, was aired twice nationally on PBS television stations and received the Barbara Jordan Award for documentaries. The couple focuses primarily on documentary and investigative productions.
Together, the LaFontaine's co-write investigative newspaper articles on various topics. Oswald Talked: The New Evidence in the JFK Assassination is the result of the research done for one such investigative series for the Houston Post. By closely researching Dallas Police Department files concerning the assassination, the LaFontaines have uncovered definitive proof that resolves many previously unanswered questions.
The authors have two daughters and live and work in the Dallas area. They are also the producers of a PBS documentary on the Kennedy assassination.