History Channel Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s Assassination

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November 22, 2013 will mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. On that night History Channel will air two new documentaries.


JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide


“A single day can change the course of history.” November 22, 1963 was one of those days. Even though it has been 50 years, most Americans do not think the truth about that day has been released, or might not even be known. There are hundreds of conspiracy theories and because of the many things that happened before, during, and after the shooting, the theories have gained credibility. For instance, 71% of those interviewed in an extensive poll of Americans from every state do not believe Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. 61% do not believe he was the lone gunman. 67% think the government acted suspiciously. 82% think Oswald’s claim of being “a patsy” is true.



After any major event there are theories that sprout up. This documentary examines several of the conspiracy theories and talks to everyday Americans and experts about them. Today there are 311 specific theories about Dallas 1963. The majority of those polled believe the mob was behind the assassination. Some believe it was the CIA and others think it was the Soviets. No matter what you think, it’s interesting to see how Americans responded to the poll.


JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide will air Friday, November 22, 2013 at 8 pm ET on History Channel.


Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live


Immediately following the JFK special, History Channel will air Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live. This documentary traces the last two days of Oswald’s life, hour by hour, and in many instances, minute by minute.


Who was this strange little man and how did he act and react? Because he was killed not long after JFK, Oswald never had the chance to tell his side of the story, other than to say he was “a patsy.”


Both of these new History Channel specials add a different perspective to the events of November 22, 1963.



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