PBS Commemorates JFK 0n 50th Anniversary With Special Programs


Updated Mon, Nov 4, 2013 2:30 pm

Commemorating  the 50th anniversary of his assassination, PBS pays tribute to President Kennedy with intriguing new takes on his life and death, anchored by “JFK,” a new four-hour, two-part special from AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. New episodes from the science series NOVA and the history-focused SECRETS OF THE DEAD complete this special anniversary coverage. 
 
AMERICAN EXPERIENCE “JFK” – This new four-hour portrait offers a fresh assessment of the enigmatic man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise, featuring interviews with Kennedy family members and historians Robert Dallek, Robert Caro and Evan Thomas. Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12, 10 - 9 p.m. 
 
NOVA “Cold Case JFK” –  For decades, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has fueled dark rumors of conspiracies and mishandled evidence. Now, 50 years later, NOVA asks: Could modern investigators do better? Wednesday, November 13, 9 - 10 p.m. 
 
SECRETS OF THE DEAD “One o’Clock” – This special chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination of President Kennedy as it was revealed, from the moment the president was shot until Walter Cronkite’s tearful pronouncement of his death one hour and eight minutes later. Features include rarely seen archival footage from the CBS newsroom and local broadcasts in Dallas. Wednesday, November 13, 10 - 11  p.m.