One moment in history is on every American’s mind today: the assassination of our 35th President, John F. Kennedy. Fifty years ago, JFK was shot and killed in Texas while riding through the streets of Dallas with the first lady by his side. It left the country speechless and heartbroken. Then came the case and question of who really assassinated JFK. Was it Lee Harvey Oswald? Did he act alone or with accomplices? While Oswald was accused as the one and only killer, many believe it is a conspiracy theory.
On this anniversary, National Geographic Channel aired “KILLING KENNEDY,” a story told through the eyes of both the President and Oswald. Don’t miss the encore airing tonight, Friday November 22nd at 9PM on National Geographic and LATF The Magazine’s latest issue with an exclusive interview with the star, Will Rothhaar.
Based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Killing Kennedy begins in 1959, at major turning points for both the future president and his assassin. John F. Kennedy (played by Emmy-award winner Rob Lowe) is in Washington, D.C., preparing to announce his presidential candidacy, while Lee Harvey Oswald finds himself in the U.S. embassy in Moscow, renouncing his U.S. citizenship. These two events start both men—one a member of one of the United States’ most wealthy and powerful families, the other a disillusioned former Marine and Marxist—on a cataclysmic track that would alter the course of history.