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The Assassination of President Kennedy 

The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is examined through eye witness accounts, details of the original investigation, and films of the assassination itself. Also examined is the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.
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Episode credited cast:
Dean Andrews Dean Andrews ... Himself (archive footage)
Paul Bentley Paul Bentley ... Himself (archive footage)
Hale Boggs Hale Boggs ... Himself (archive footage)
David Brinkley ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Vincent Bugliosi ... Himself - Author (archive footage)
Phil Burleson ... Himself - Jack Ruby Atty.
Robert A. Caro ... Himself - Author
Johnny Carson ... Himself (archive footage)
John Chancellor ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
John Connally ... Himself - Texas Governor (archive footage)
Nellie Connally ... Herself - Texas First Lady (archive footage)
John Sherman Cooper John Sherman Cooper ... Himself (archive footage)
Walter Cronkite ... Himself - CBS News (archive footage)
David Crosby ... Himself (archive footage)
Jesse E. Curry Jesse E. Curry ... Himself - Dallas Police Chief (archive footage)
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The assassination of President John F. Kennedy is examined through eye witness accounts, details of the original investigation, and films of the assassination itself. Also examined is the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.

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12 June 2014 (USA) See more »

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Playtone See more »
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16:9 HD
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Total Crap!!
27 November 2013 | by Mustang92See all my reviews

What a shame that Tom Hanks' company, Playtone, produced this piece of drek. This is a total whitewash of the Kennedy assassination, and a bad one.

Most of the evidence that is not congruent with the Warren Commission Report is missing from examination in this so-called "documentary." When I sat down to watch this, I thought, "Huh, Tom Hanks produced it... maybe it'll be decent." I didn't and wouldn't have expected total bullsh*t. But that's what we got.

For the few valid points raised by author Mark Lane, who believed it was more than Oswald involved, there were at least 2-3 talking heads spewing opposition -- all just hot air by people like Bugliosi. No facts, no examining of evidence, just vomit coming out of those who drank the Warren Commission's koolaid decades ago. In fact, Bugliosi at one point says Jack Ruby died of natural causes in prison -- which is a flat-out LIE. (He says this -- I guess -- to dispel the notion that Ruby sacrificed his remaining years knowing he would die -- to shut Oswald up.)

Fact is (and this is historical record, anyone can look it up), Ruby had lung cancer and died 3 years after killing Oswald. Oswald wasn't on the 6th floor shooting at Kennedy, numerous witnesses placed him in the lunchroom when the shooting occurred. Oswald's own words on news cameras when paraded by them were "I didn't do it, I'm the patsy." (Psychology 101: A lone gunman/killer who kills someone famous wants the world to know they did it. Just look at all the examples in history.)

There are hundreds of things (and eyewitnesses) that should have been in the Warren Report but weren't. There are examples of things, like: A news photo was shot of the front entrance of the book depository shortly after the gunshots. Jack Ruby is in that photo, near the entrance. But the Warren Commission CROPPED Jack Ruby OUT of the photo. WTF? Hundreds of things like this were done by the Warren Whitewashers.

Heck, look at the famous photo of Oswald supposedly holding his rifle. Look closely at the shadows of that photo. If you do, you will see that the shadows on Oswald's face do NOT match the directional shadows around him. Clearly a doctored photo. (Yes, even in 1963 before Photoshop it was possible to doctor photos.)

Bottom line: Avoid this whitewashed crap program like the plague!!


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