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Gayle Nix Jackson was kind enough to post this link of upcoming television programs focusing on President Kennedy at jfkassassinationforum.com:

http://www.channelguidemagblog.com/index.php/2013/10/31/jfk-assassination-50th-anniversary-tv-programming/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=jfk-assassination-50th-anniversary-tv-programming

The Kennedys – Nov. 3 from 12pm-8pm on ReelzChannel. ReelzChannel re-airs its controversial 2011 miniseries, starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes, in its entirety, leading into its new special JFK: The Smoking Gun.

JFK: The Smoking Gun — Nov. 3 at 8pm on ReelzChannel. This docudrama is based on the work of veteran police detective Colin McLaren, who spent four years on the forensic cold case investigation of JFK’s assassination. McLaren believes he has found the “smoking gun” that killed the president.

JFK: The Lost Bullet – Nov. 8 at 7pm on NGC. This special features home videos from the JFK assassination, including the restored Zapruder film, remastered in high definition and combined together into one film. The digital scans include details in the areas of exposed film between the sprocket holes. Can the obscured information shed light on some of the controversies surrounding JFK’s death?

JFK: The Final Hours — Nov. 8 at 8pm on NGC. Premiering a few days ahead of the network’s Killing Kennedy, this two-hour National Geographic Channel documentary retraces the final day of President John F. Kennedy’s life through firsthand accounts from those who were there. Actor Bill Paxton, who, as a child, was among those in the crowd of a Fort Worth hotel parking lot where Kennedy gave one of his last public speeches shortly before his death, hosts the special. “I was 8 years old that day,” recalls Paxton in an NGC release, “and I remember thinking it was like seeing a movie star. There stood a man at the peak of his life and his career, but little did he or any of us know that in three hours he would be murdered in cold blood.”

The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination – Nov. 8 at 10pm on NGC. This program reveals rarely seen archival footage of the JFK assassination that has been digitally captured and assembled into a detailed timeline. Included is footage capturing the real-time horror of parade-goers who witnessed the killing, the out-of-breath local anchors reporting the breaking news bulletin, the priest who describes administering the president’s last rites and the ongoing, on-air speculation over who fired the fatal shots.

Killing Kennedy Nov. 8 at 8pm on NGC. This film is based on Bill O’Reilly’s bestseller and chronicles the fateful collision course between the disparate lives of President John F. Kennedy (Rob Lowe) and Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar). The film also stars Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, and Michelle Trachtenberg (who speaks about 80 percent of her role in Russian) as Oswald’s wife, Marina.

JFK: American Experience — Nov. 11-12 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings). This new, four-hour portrait of John F. Kennedy airs over two nights. It offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise, featuring interviews with Kennedy family members as well as historians.

Capturing Oswald — Nov. 12 at 10pm on Military Channel. To mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, retired homicide detectives and officers from the Dallas Police Department (DPD) break their silence about the events of November 22, 1963, in the Military Channel’s one-hour documentary. Many of them haven’t spoken publicly in years about the tragic events which unfolded on that fateful day but now, for the first time ever, they come together to provide a collective, detailed account of the DPD investigation that had JFK’s alleged assassin in custody within 90 minutes of the shooting.

NOVA: “Cold Case JFK” — Nov. 13 at 9pm on PBS (check local listings). This episode of NOVA looks to see what modern science can tell us about the shooting in Dallas and the investigations that followed. A team of foremost experts employs exclusive tests and sophisticated new technology to reconstruct and review the evidence. The program marks the first time since the original investigation by the FBI laboratory that forensic scientists trained and experienced in both firearms identification and shooting-scene reconstruction review and evaluate the ballistics evidence in the JFK assassination.

Secrets of the Dead: “JFK: One PM Central Standard Time” — Nov. 13 at 10pm on PBS (check local listings). This special chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination of Kennedy as it was revealed, from the moment the president was shot until newsman Walter Cronkite’s tearful pronouncement of his death one hour and eight minutes later. Rarely seen archival footage from the CBS newsroom and local broadcasts in Dallas are featured.

This Week with George Stephanopoulos – Nov. 17 at 10am on ABC. This installment will feature a special tribute to President John F. Kennedy and a live panel discussion on the impact and significance of the Kennedy legacy 50 years later.

The Day Kennedy Died — Nov. 17 at 9pm on Smithsonian Channel. Kevin Spacey narrates this two-hour look at the Kennedy assassination that uses eyewitness accounts, rarely seen film and photographs to present a minute-by-minute recounting of the infamous day in Dallas. Among the participants in the film who were actually there that day and offer their accounts are a Secret Service agent who agonized that he was too late; the doctor who tried to save Kennedy; the man wrongly accused of JFK’s murder; a woman who discovered she had sheltered Lee Harvey Oswald the night before; and a bystander who was injured by shrapnel from one of the bullets fired at the president.

Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy — Nov. 17 at 9pm on TLC. This two-hour film revisits the months following the assassination of President Kennedy, when the first lady became the heart of the nation. In response, thousands of U.S. citizens and mourners around the world reached out in support. In the film, celebrities lend their voices to give life to some of the powerful letters Jackie Kennedy received. Among the stars providing voices are Jessica Chastain, Viola Davis, Zooey Deschanel, Anne Hathaway, John Krasinski, Laura Linney, Mark Ruffalo, Octavia Spencer and Channing Tatum.

Good Morning America – Nov. 21 at 7am on ABC. The show will provide an exclusive first-look at the newly released audio recordings of police, investigators and on-site reporters from the day President Kennedy was shot. These recordings will be featured in the Discovery Channel special JFK: The Lost Tapes later that evening.

JFK: The Lost Tapes — Nov. 21 at 7pm on Discovery Channel; Nov. 22 at 9pm on Military Channel. In this one-hour special, new government tapes from Air Force One offer insight into what happened that fateful day in Dallas, and the inside story of a government struggling to come to grips with a crisis spiraling further out of control with each passing minute. Never-before-heard radio recordings from the Dallas Police Department reveal the desperate search for evidence, the frantic manhunt, and the crucial moments that led to the identification and arrest of Lee Harvey Oswald. Amid it all, news radio reports from around Dallas reveal the panic and chaos that threatened to engulf the city.

The Lost Kennedy Home Movies – Nov. 21 at 8pm on H2. Gathered from archives and attics and now seen for the first time, these extremely rare home movies tell the story of the children of Joseph and Rose Kennedy, as they grew up in the 1930s and ’40s through November 1963, and include scenes of the last weekend Jack and Jackie Kennedy spent with Caroline and John Jr., just two weeks before Dallas.

JFK — Nov. 21 at 8pm on HDNet Movies. In remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination, HDNet Movies airs Oliver Stone’s Oscar-winning 1991 film. Kevin Costner, Sissy Spacek, Kevin Bacon, Tommy Lee Jones, Gary Oldman, Donald Sutherland, Jack Lemmon, Joe Pesci, John Candy, Walter Matthau and Ed Asner star.

TCM Commemorates the JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary — Nov. 21 beginning at 8pm on TCM. Turner Classic Movies commemorates the event with a primetime lineup of five documentaries about John F. Kennedy’s election, presidency and tragic death. Also included is a popular drama about Kennedy’s service during World War II. The first four documentaries airing were filmed by Robert Drew in the early 1960s — Primary (1960) focuses on the 1960 Wisconsin Democratic Primary contest between JFK and Hubert Humphrey; Adventures on the New Frontier (1961) looks at the first days of the newly elected President Kennedy; Crisis: Behind a Presidential Commitment (1963) details the Kennedy administration’s showdown with Alabama Gov. George Wallace over racial integration; and Faces of November (1964) focuses on the assassination of JFK as seen through the faces of mourners at his funeral. This is followed by Mel Stuart’s 1964 documentary Four Days in November, an Oscar-nominated chronicle of the assassination and the days after; and the 1963 drama PT 109, starring Cliff Robertson as a young John Kennedy.

The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After – Nov. 21 at 10pm on H2. This 2009 special uses never-before-seen transcripts only recently made public to piece together the 24-hour period after the shots were fired. The timeline reveals startling new information about the death of the president and the traumatic transfer of power to his successor, Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.

ABC coverage of the JFK assassination 50th anniversary day ceremonies – Nov. 22 on ABC. On the actual 50th anniversary date, ABC will feature live reporting from Dallas on Good Morning America (7am), followed by a series of reports on World News with Diane Sawyer (6:30pm). Sawyer will have a special report on the lives of Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy. Byron Pitts will investigate the many conspiracy theories that have swirled around the JFK assassination, and Pitts will also report on the day’s events from Dallas. ABC’s Nightline (12:35am) travels back to the scene with the millennial generation family members of key participants in the events of Nov. 22, 1963, who discuss the impact the assassination had on their own lives and on the country. Online, ABC News Digital will kick off special live-stream coverage of the 50th anniversary ceremonies at the Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston on Nov. 22 across ABCNews.com, GoodMorningAmerica.com and ABC News iPad, iPhone and Android apps.

Commander In Chief: Inside the Oval Office: “Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis” – Nov. 22 at 8pm on Military Channel. First aired last year to mark the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, this episode brings viewers inside the tense and contentious debates that took place in the White House in October of 1962 as the U.S. and the Soviet Union teetered on the brink of nuclear war. Using rare images and declassified audio recordings, this behind-the-scenes story takes viewers deep into chambers of power where President John F. Kennedy resisted forces pushing him towards war and pulled the world back from the edge of destruction.

JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide — Nov. 22 at 8pm on History. In this two-hour special, History reveals the findings from a survey it conducted on the JFK assassination, about which conspiracy theories still run rampant. Among its findings — 74 percent of Americans believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the fall guy for a larger alternate theory. The program explores the myriad alternative theories that Americans find more plausible.

JFK: In His Own Words – Nov. 22 at 9pm on HBO. This encore presentation of the 1988 special features rare footage and audio of JFK, much of which was seen and heard for the very first time in this documentary.

Tom Brokaw Special: Where Were You? – Nov. 22 at 9pm on NBC. This two-hour special looks back at the infamous date of Nov. 22, 1963. By combining archival footage with first-person stories of those who lived through the JFK assassination, the program looks to offer a new perspective on the event. According to NBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw, who hosts this special, “The assassination of this vibrant young President who was changing American politics and expectations for the future was a monumental event in a century filled with epic developments. A half century later we’re still bewildered, wondering and trying to cope with who he was and how his death changed us.”

Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live — Nov. 22 at 10pm on History. This two-hour special is an account of the intense, final two days of Lee Harvey Oswald’s life — his attempt to flee, his capture by police and the grueling interrogation by the Dallas police detectives prior to being shot by Jack Ruby.

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Adding to that list, the Travel Channel will be airing their program "America Declassified" Sunday, November 3 at 10pm with the episode dedicated to the assassination. A sneak peak can be viewed at the following link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Atq7yfaHKXE&list=UUJUAqHnkDX15IvFoXIGTm2A

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Please add any programs not mentioned here, and I will insert them into this post, so we can all have a schedule handy.

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JFK: The Smoking Gun

A link for this show says : Five Kennedy Conspiracy Theories Debunked by JFK: The Smoking Gun

. . . .presents a straightforward, plausible and logical solution to this long unsolved mystery, many of the ideas that theorists come up with seem quite unlikely. Ballistics expert Howard Donahue and veteran police detective Colin McLaren came to conclusions which are simple and don't rely on unsubstantiated claims, and audiences will get a glimpse of the processes they used when JFK: The Smoking Gun premieres Sunday, November 3rd. As for all those off-the-wall conspiracy theories, we took a moment to examine some of the claims, all of which look just a little more unlikely when compared with the evidence presented in the upcoming documentary.

But remember, this is on REELZ : http://www.reelz.com/smokinggun/

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JFK: The Smoking Gun

A link for this show says : Five Kennedy Conspiracy Theories Debunked by JFK: The Smoking Gun

. . . .presents a straightforward, plausible and logical solution to this long unsolved mystery, many of the ideas that theorists come up with seem quite unlikely. Ballistics expert Howard Donahue and veteran police detective Colin McLaren came to conclusions which are simple and don't rely on unsubstantiated claims, and audiences will get a glimpse of the processes they used when JFK: The Smoking Gun premieres Sunday, November 3rd. As for all those off-the-wall conspiracy theories, we took a moment to examine some of the claims, all of which look just a little more unlikely when compared with the evidence presented in the upcoming documentary.

But remember, this is on REELZ : http://www.reelz.com/smokinggun/

Why would they waste time examining "off the wall" theories?

Perhaps the producers felt compelled to allocate more airtime to the most bizarre theories of all -- the "Lone Nut Theory" and the "Single Bullet Theory topping the list.

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This old theory that the secret service agent shot JFK, unnoticed by most witnesses and unrecorded in any film or photo, is a waste of time. The Smoking Gun makes one think of science fiction shows of the 60's -The Outer Limits or Twilight Zone!

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More on the TV scheduling for this week.

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JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary TV Roundup: A Complete Guide to Coverage

http://www.tvguide.com/News/JFK-Assassination-50th-Anniversary-TV-Coverage-1073547.aspx

*all times Eastern

Tuesday, Nov. 19

Today (NBC, 7 — 11am): Matt Lauer interviews Mary Ann Moorman-Krahmer, who photographed JFK being shot in his motorcade.

Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (PBS, 10pm): Rerun of a 1993 Frontline special

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Today (NBC, 7 — 11am): Matt Lauer goes on a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (formerly Texas School Book Depository), where Lee Harvey Oswald worked and fired the shot that killed JFK.

Thursday, Nov. 21

Today (NBC, 7am): Lester Holt looks back at JFK's presidency.

Good Morning America (7am): Preview of newly released audio recordings featured in Discovery's JFK: The Lost Tapes

JFK: The Lost Tapes (Discovery, 7pm): Featuring recently released recordings from Air Force One following the assassination, as well as recordings from Dallas police and reporters who were at the scene

The Lost Kennedy Home Movies (H2, 8pm): Footage of President Kennedy and his siblings growing up, as well as footage from his adult life

The American Experience: JFK (PBS, 9pm): Documentary featuring footage from the Kennedy archives as well as new information (originally aired Nov. 11)

The Assassination of President Kennedy (CNN, 9pm): The first in the 10-part documentary series "The Sixties," produced by Tom Hanks (originally aired on Nov. 14)

The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (H2, 10pm): Rerun of a 2009 special highlighting Lyndon B. Johnson's assumption of power

Friday, Nov. 22

Today (NBC, 7am): Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw preview NBC's primetime special on the JFK Assassination.

Good Morning America (ABC, 7am): Live coverage from Dallas

Killing Kennedy (NatGeo, 4pm): Rerun of NatGeo's feature film starring Rob Lowe as President Kennedy and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, based on the book by Bill O'Reilly

JFK: The Smoking Gun (Reelz, 6pm): Presents new evidence tied to the JFK assassination

CBS Evening News (CBS, 6:30pm): Scott Pelley anchors live from Dallas and interviews Clint Hill, a former Secret Service agent who was in the motorcade with President Kennedy. (CBSNews.com will also offer an online stream of its original broadcast Nov. 22, 1963, beginning at 1:48 p.m. ET.)

NBC Nightly News (NBC, 6:30pm): Brian Williams anchors from Dallas.

World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC, 6:30pm): Special report on Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, plus coverage of day's events

JFK: The Day That Changed America (MSNBC, 7pm ET): Rerun of 40th anniversary special, hosted by Chris Matthews

JFK: The Definitive Guide (History, 8pm): An examination of how Americans' views on government have changed since the JFK assassination.

Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis (Military, 8pm): Rerun of a 2012 special about the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary (MSNBC, 8pm): Rerun of a 2009 special, hosted by Chris Matthews

Where Were You: The Day JFK Died (NBC, 9pm): A documentary nine months in the making, reported by Tom Brokaw.

JFK: In His Own Words (HBO, 9pm): Encore presentation of the 1988 documentary, featuring rare film footage and audio tapes

50 Years of Guns (MSNBC, 9pm): Hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton

Piers Morgan Live Special: The John F. Kennedy Assassination (CNN, 9pm): Special anniversary coverage

Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live (History, 10pm): A minute-by-minute account of the final two days of Lee Harvey Oswald's life before he was killed by Jack Ruby.

Nightline (ABC, 12:35am): Descendants from key participants in the day's events go back to the scene in Dallas

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