JFK: For the Record will make its premiere on REELZ this Saturday, November 16 at 9p ET/ 6p PT featuring a fascinating first-hand account from U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim who chaired the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB). Under Tunheim’s leadership the ARRB met during the Clinton Administration uncovering, verifying and making public more than five million pages of documents, evidence and witness statements. The ARRB opened the door for greater public scrutiny into the assassination of President Kennedy making the in-depth investigation that lead to the explosive documentary JFK: The Smoking Gun possible.
JFK: For the Record sees Judge Tunheim describe the challenges the ARRB faced trying to locate some of the records 30 years after the assassination including the inexplicable disappearance of certain Secret Service documents. Judge Tunheim also talks about the ARRB’s findings surrounding President Kennedy’s autopsy, from the possible reasons behind the unlawful removal of the president’s body from Dallas by the Secret Service to the fact that pathologists who performed the autopsy burned their notes afterwards. Also, Judge Tunheim details which government agencies were cooperative with the ARRB’s assignment — and which were not, and he reveals his own beliefs concerning Lee Harvey Oswald as the lone gunman. Judge Tunheim also discusses how important Oliver Stone’s movie, JFK, was to the passage of the JFK Act of 1992 and the formation of the ARRB. Get Dates and Times for Additional Airings >>