For quite some time, those of us at ROKC (Reopen Kennedy Case organization) have been trying to get access to the original or first generation copies of the Darnell and Wiegman films so that high resolution digital scans could be performed. This extra clarity could help positively identify Prayer Man, who we believe to be Lee Oswald.
You would think such a simple request for the purposes of identification—not to mention preservation of important historical artifacts—would be granted. But we've been stonewalled and given the run around.
2017 is an important year for JFK researchers. In October, the remaining JFK files that have been hidden from public view since 1963 are scheduled to be released. (Whether they all are or not remains to be seen; I wouldn't be surprised if at least some of them stay in "lock down," with some "National Security blah blah blah" reason given.)
Because of the significance of 2017, Greg R. Parker, leader of ROKC, has written a letter to NBC requesting they grant access to the Darnell and Wiegman film to allow for professional scanning:
Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you wish. If enough people demand NBC grant Greg's reasonable request, they just may approve it.