Kennedys-Themed Programming Heads to REELZ This November
REELZ today announced a November schedule packed with the network's robust lineup of Kennedys-themed originals that examine the tragedies and gripping controversies surrounding JFK's assassination and America's royal family. Beginning on Sunday, November 9 HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS - "The Kennedys" leaves no stone unturned in an unflinching look at the Kennedy family, revealing the darker lineage that exists behind the name and glamour. The groundbreaking documentary JFK: THE SMOKING GUN returns on Saturday, November 15 focusing on the evidence that points to the apparent accidental shooting of President Kennedy by a Secret Service agent riding in the car behind the presidential limousine during the chaos of the Dealey Plaza assassination attempt.
On Saturday, November 22 JFK: THE SMOKING GUN leads a packed night of JFK assassination-themed originals including JFK: Inside the Evidence, Killing JFK: 50 Questions Answered and JFK: For the Record. Additionally, CELEBRITY LEGACIES - "John F. Kennedy Jr." gives an in-depth look at the inheritance battle that erupts after the tragic death of the beloved heir to the Kennedy name.
Descriptions and airdates are below.
HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS - "The Kennedys" - Sunday, November 9 at 1pm ET/ 10am PT
They are the best and the brightest: The Kennedys-American royalty and cultural icons. Yet behind the name and glamour exists another darker lineage. Born of ruthless patriarch Joe Kennedy, charges of murder, rape and drugs spread through the FAMILY TREE like poison-until all that remains is scandal. From the questionable incidents surrounding Joe Kennedy's insatiable ambition for a seat in the White House and the tragedies that hindered his goal, to Jackie Kennedy's rumored indecencies and media cover-ups and the criminal allegations of Ted Kennedy and more, HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS leaves no stone unturned in this unembellished analysis of America's royal family. Additional chances to watch HOLLYWOOD SCANDALS - "The Kennedys" on Saturday, November 29 at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT, Wednesday, November 19 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT and again on Sunday, November 30 at 12pm ET/ 9am PT.
JFK: THE SMOKING GUN - Saturday, November 15 at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT
JFK: The Smoking Gun is a two-hour documentary inspired by the book of the same name from veteran police detective Colin McLaren. The Australian spent four and a half years on a forensic cold-case investigation of JFK's assassination and believes he has confirmed the source of the shot that killed the president. After reading Bonar Menninger's Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK which details the 25 years of painstaking work done by ballistics expert Howard Donahue, McLaren committed himself to digging even deeper in the case with the discipline of his crime scene investigation experience. McLaren's investigation marks the first and only time a qualified homicide detective has carefully analyzed the complete catalog of evidence, testimony and witness statements surrounding the JFK assassination using modern techniques and the most recently released information. Using state-of-the-art investigative tools and research methodologies, McLaren answers what is perhaps the most asked question of the last 50 years-who killed JFK? For those interested in going deeper into the books behind the story, JFK: THE SMOKING GUN and Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK, are available to buy through links featured at http://www.reelz.com/smokinggun/get-the-books/. Additional chance to watch JFK: THE SMOKING GUN on Saturday, November 22 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT.
JFK: INSIDE THE EVIDENCE - Saturday, November 22 at 11pm ET/ 8pm PT
This REELZ original is an in-depth look at the topics and theories presented in JFK: The Smoking Gun. Hosted by nationally renowned journalist Bill Kurtis (A&E Investigative Reports), JFK: INSIDE THE EVIDENCE closely examines key elements of the theory presented in JFK: The Smoking Gun. Kurtis challenges the men behind that theory, including veteran police detective and author Colin McLaren (JFK: The Smoking Gun), who spent four and a half years on the forensic cold-case investigation of JFK's assassination and author Bonar Menninger (Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK).
Kurtis also interviews outside experts in each of the key areas of evidence presented in the documentary. JFK: INSIDE THE EVIDENCE examines the evidence which points to two separate guns, including the different trajectories and behavior of each bullet that hit President Kennedy and the eyewitnesses who smelled gun-powder at street level in Dealey Plaza. Kurtis and guests also discuss what really happened inside Parkland Memorial Hospital during JFK's treatment, as well as the hastily conducted AUTOPSY and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of what may be the most powerful piece of evidence in the case -President Kennedy's brain.
Killing JFK: 50 Questions Answered - Saturday, November 22 at 12am ET/ 9pm PT
A fast-paced show that unravels 50 top questions and mysteries surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. From his ill-fated trip to Texas to THE KILLING of Lee Harvey Oswald, the show examines every aspect of the tragedy that rocked the world.
JFK: For the Record - Saturday, November 22 at 1am ET/ 10pm PT
This REELZ special features an unprecedented, in-depth interview with U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim. Judge Tunheim chaired the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), which met for four years during the Clinton Administration after its formation under the President John. F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act (JFK Act) of 1992. Under Judge Tunheim's leadership, the ARRB uncovered, verified and made public more than five million pages of documents, evidence and witness statements. Information released by the ARRB has opened the door to greater scrutiny of the assassination evidence, including the in-depth investigation documented in JFK: The Smoking Gun. In JFK: For the Record, Judge Tunheim describes the challenges the ARRB faced in trying to locate records 30 years after the assassination, as well as the inexplicable disappearance of certain Secret Service documents. Judge Tunheim also talks about the ARRB's findings surrounding President Kennedy's autopsy, from the possible reasons behind the unlawful removal of the president's body from Dallas by the Secret Service to the fact that the chief pathologist who performed the AUTOPSY burned his notes afterwards. Also, Judge Tunheim details which government agencies were cooperative with the ARRB's assignment and which were not, and whether he believes Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone or may have been part of a broader conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy.
CELEBRITY LEGACIES - "John F. Kennedy Jr." - Saturday, November 22 at 12:30am ET/ 9:30pm PT
John F. Kennedy Jr. was a New York socialite, the media crowned prince of America's royal family and heir to its most famous name. When his plane crashed into the Atlantic he left his entire multi-million dollar estate to his wife, Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. The problem is that she and her sister tragically went down with him, which led the Bessette family on a quest for retribution from the Kennedy family-one fueled by grief and despair. Additional chance to watch CELEBRITY LEGACIES - "John F. Kennedy Jr." on Wednesday, November 19 at 12am ET/ 9pm PT and again on Sunday, November 30 at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT.
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