Catch a Month Full of Kennedy-Themed Programming This November on REELZ
10.07.13 by REELZ
The gripping docudrama JFK: The Smoking Gun will make its U.S. premiere Sunday, November 3 at 8pm ET/ 7pm PT on ReelzChannel. The two-hour television event follows the work conducted by from veteran police detective Colin McLaren, who spent four and a half years on the forensic cold-case investigation of JFK’s assassination and believes he has found the smoking gun that killed the president. In addition, REELZ will also showcase several Kennedy themed programs in November to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy assassination including the network’s multiple Emmy Award winning miniseries The Kennedys, the REELZ special JFK: Inside the Evidence hosted by Bill Kurtis, the JFK dramas The Bystander Theory and Frame of Mind, Oliver Stone’s Academy Award winning JFK and Killing JFK — 50 Questions Answered.
JFK: The Smoking Gun premieres on Sunday, November 3rd at 8pm ET/ 7pm PT
This docudrama breaks new ground in the case of John F. Kennedy’s assassination by presenting evidence amassed by two highly qualified experts during consecutive multi-year investigations into Kennedy’s assassination. McLaren became hooked on JFK’s assassination after reading Bonar Menninger’s Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK which detailed the work of ballistics expert Howard Donahue who spent 25 years studying the assassination using the evidence available at the time. McLaren’s investigation marks the first and only time a qualified homicide detective has carefully analyzed the complete catalog of evidence, testimony and witness statements surrounding the JFK assassination using modern techniques and the most recently released information. By solving the case McLaren manages to answer what is perhaps the most asked question of the last 50 years—who killed JFK?
The Kennedys on Sunday, November 3rd with all eight episodes airing back to back starting at 12pm ET/ 9am PT
Nominated for 10 Emmy Awards® with four wins, The Kennedys relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world. The mini-series recreates the political crises that John F. Kennedy dealt with in the early days of his presidency including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war and the Civil Rights Movement. Viewers will see every twist and turn of this family’s extraordinary story up to and including the assassinations of JFK and RFK.
Boasting an all-star cast led by Emmy-nominee Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy and Barry Pepper who won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie for his portrayal of Robert F. Kennedy, The Kennedys also features powerful performances from Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy and Emmy-nominated Tom Wilkinson as Joseph Kennedy, Sr.
JFK: Inside the Evidence premieres on Monday, November 4th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
This REELZ original production is an in-depth look at the topics and theories presented in JFK: The Smoking Gun. Hosted by nationally renowned journalist Bill Kurtis, JFK: Inside the Evidence closely examines and scrutinizes the key elements of the theory presented in JFK: The Smoking Gun. Kurtis challenges the men behind that theory including veteran police detective and author Colin McLaren , who spent four and a half years on the forensic cold-case investigation of JFK’s assassination and Bonar Menninger, the author of Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK.
Kurtis will also interview outside experts in each of the key areas of evidence presented in the docudrama. JFK: Inside the Evidence examines the ballistics evidence which points to two separate guns including the critically important trajectory theory of each bullet that hit President Kennedy and the importance and accuracy of eyewitness testimony regarding the smell of gun-powder at street level in Dealey Plaza. Kurtis and guests also discuss what happened inside Parkland Memorial Hospital from the details of what really happened during JFK’s treatment to the hastily conducted autopsy and the mystery surrounding the most potentially powerful piece of evidence — President Kennedy’s brain.
The Bystander Theory premieres on Sunday, November 10th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
Liz Jennings has just inherited a home from a grandfather she never knew. She’s not the only one interested in the property though. Radio personality and conspiracy theorist Seamus “Shame” Fuller also wants to take a tour. Convinced Liz’s grandfather was involved in the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the pair dig deep into the past, hoping that a 50-year-old secret reveal the truth behind the President’s death. The Bystander Theory is inspired by actual people and events.
Frame of Mind premieres on Sunday, November 10th at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT
New Jersey Detective David Secca’s life is changed forever when he discovers a piece of film in an antique box. On the film is a lone man, concealing a rifle, standing on a grassy knoll - the exact knoll President John F. Kennedy passed as he was assassinated. But is the film authentic? Or, is it another hoax surrounding President Kennedy’s murder? When David seeks help in Professor Steve Lynde (Chris Noth), it becomes horrifically clear the photo holds evidence of conspiracy. Now, the two must race to expose the cover-up before they're eliminated.
Oliver Stone’s JFK airs on Monday, November 11th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
JFK is Oliver Stone's 1991 powerful and controversial film about the shots heard round the world and the mystery surrounding the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy, and remains one of the most provocative movies of our time. Nominated for eight Academy Awards and winner of two, JFK chronicles New Orleans district attorney Jim Garrison's investigation into the Kennedy assassination. It explores all the assassination theories that have raised the nation's persistent questions, doubts and suspicions for nearly 50 years.
Killing JFK — 50 Questions Answered premieres Tuesday, November 5th at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT
A fast-paced show that unravels 50 top questions and mysteries surrounding the assassination of President Kennedy. From his ill-fated trip to Texas to the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald, the show examines every aspect of the tragedy that rocked the world.
Don't miss a minute of the drama, the history, or the intrigue when REELZ takes a closer look at the Kennedys this November. ReelzChannel is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on cable systems nationwide.