November 22, 2013 marks 50 years since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Smithsonian Channel pays tribute to that milestone with an immersive new two-hour documentary, “The Day Kennedy Died“, premiering on Sunday, November 17 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey, this stirring minute-by-minute story of the death of a President draws from rarely seen film, photographs and eyewitness accounts to relive the tragic events of that infamous day in Dallas.
The new documentary from acclaimed director Leslie Woodhead (9/11: DAY THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, THE HUNT FOR BIN LADEN) plunges viewers into the day leading up to President Kennedy’s appearance in Dallas, the shocking moment itself, and the aftermath of the assassination. From the President and First Lady’s morning in Fort Worth to their afternoon arrival in Dallas on Air Force One, viewers will learn about the hostile environment the President was entering and the concerns expressed for his safety.