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ThinkTV and CET Present JFK Week

It’s been almost 50 years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. But what actually happened? Was there a cover-up? What about a conspiracy? Although the tragedy is nearly five decades past, the mysteriousness of the event as well as the lasting national impact has kept it fresh in many minds.


In remembrance of the 50th anniversary of the assassination, ThinkTV and CET will present three new JFK programs: JFK: American Experience, NOVA: Cold Case JFK and Secrets of the Dead: One PM Central Standard Time.


JFK: American Experience

Part 1: Monday, Nov. 11, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Part 2: Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

This new portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. Beginning with Kennedy’s childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history.


NOVA: Cold Case JFK

Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 9pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

Fifty years later, what can science tell us about the Kennedy assassination — and the investigations that followed? The 1963 murder, in broad daylight in front of hundreds of witnesses, was a homicide investigator’s best-case scenario. Yet somehow the JFK assassination became a forensic nightmare. Now, NOVA follows a group of experts trying to unravel the lingering mysteries of the assassination.


Secrets of the Dead: JFK – One PM Central Standard Time

Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 10pm on ThinkTV16 and CET

This program tells the story of two men: one, the president of the United States — shot in Dallas and rushed to Parkland hospital, his fate unknown — the other, respected CBS anchor Walter Cronkite. This special recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the New York CBS Newsroom from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of the President’s death.


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Posted on: 11/07/2013 • Programs

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