or


[11/12/09 - 10:09 AM]
46 Years to the Day Kennedy Was Assassinated the Questions Persist and Discovery Channel Is on the Case
Two new specials, DID THE MOB KILL JFK? and JFK: THE RUBY CONNECTION, will premiere Sunday, November 22.

[via press release from Discovery]

DID THE MOB KILL JFK? WAS THERE AN OSWALD/RUBY COVER-UP?

46 YEARS TO THE DAY KENNEDY WAS ASSASSINATED THE QUESTIONS PERSIST AND DISCOVERY CHANNEL IS ON THE CASE

Back-to-Back World Premiere Special Investigations Air Sunday, November 22, 2009, at 8 PM (ET/PT) and 9 PM (ET/PT) on Discovery Channel

(Silver Spring, Md) � New information and never before heard details of a startling confession raise new questions on just who was behind the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the subsequent killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby. The theories and findings are presented in two back to back world premiere specials -- DID THE MOB KILL JFK? at 8 PM (ET/PT) and JFK: THE RUBY CONNECTION at 9 PM (ET/PT) on November 22 on Discovery Channel. Screeners are available now.

"I had the little bastard killed. He was a thorn in my shoe"�According to a secret FBI informant these were the words of his cellmate, Carlos Marcello, the notorious New Orleans mafia boss (one of America's most powerful mafia godfathers) confessing to his role in orchestrating the Kennedy assassination and featured in DID THE MOB KILL JFK?

Almost half a century after the assassination, the informant has come forward to provide an exclusive interview that may solve one of the nation's most enduring mysteries and re-write history. With an exclusive interview with the informant, DID THE MOB KILL JFK? tracks the nexus of organized crime, the Justice Department, the CIA and attempts to overthrow Cuban leader Fidel Castro culminating in that fateful day in Dallas. Marcello, who controlled mob operations in Louisiana and Texas, had long been suspected in having a hand in the Kennedy assassination.

DID THE MOB KILL JFK? links Marcello with both Oswald and Ruby, as the godfather reveals in his confession that he brought Lee Harvey Oswald into the plot, telling the informant that "He was my man. He did what the hell I told him to do." Marcello also admits that Dallas strip club owner Jack Ruby was deeply in debt and "owed him big." The special draws on an array of historians, investigators and eyewitness accounts, including interviews with author Lamar Waldron and former Secret Service agent Abraham Bolden who claims an aborted attempt on the President's life in Chicago early in November was covered up.

What was the real Ruby/Oswald connection? With precision and a meticulous level of detail, the producers of JFK: THE RUBY CONNECTION, airing at 9 PM (ET/PT) sets out to answer this by recreating and restaging the November 24th shooting of Oswald.

They return to the actual Dallas police station garage where Ruby shot Oswald on live television. Using the same vintage cameras and lights and the exact camera positions, JFK: THE RUBY CONNECTION illustrates minute-by-minute who standing where and why. All the remaining eyewitnesses are also on hand, including detective and Oswald escort Jim Leavelle, whose grimace as the assassin slumps over is forever seared into history.

Using cutting edge technology, forensics experts analyze every available frame of film and still photography from the shooting including a little seen video taken from behind Oswald by ABC's Steve Alexander. After careful consideration, JFK: THE RUBY CONNECTION concludes Ruby's incompetence could only be his own personal doing. In addition, the sheer number of people required to make a possible conspiracy a reality would be in the hundreds � all whom would have had to be kept silent all these years.

DID THE MOB KILL JFK? is produced for Discovery Channel by NBC's Peacock Productions. Sharon Scott is the executive in charge; and Elizabeth Fischer, Knute Walker and Benjamin Ringe are the executive producers. Steve Schwartz is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

JFK: THE RUBY CONNECTION is produced for Discovery Channel by Creative Differences. Erik Nelson is executive producer. Steve Schwartz is executive producer for Discovery Channel.

About Discovery Channel

DISCOVERY CHANNEL (DSC) is dedicated to creating the highest quality nonfiction content that informs and entertains its consumers about the world in all its wonder, diversity and amazement. The network, which reaches 98.1 million viewers in the U.S., can be seen in over 170 countries, offering a signature mix of compelling, high-end production values and vivid cinematography across genres, including science and technology, exploration, adventure, history and in-depth, behind-the-scenes glimpses at the people, places and organizations that shape and share our world. For more information, please visit www.discovery.com.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world's number one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Planet Green, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com. For more information, please visit www.discoverycommunications.com.





  [november 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[05/02/15 - 09:23 AM]
"Dateline NBC" Delivers Its Most-Watched Friday in Four Weeks
NBC spins the numbers for Friday, May 1.

[05/02/15 - 09:07 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: "Shark Tank," "Beyond the Tank" Top Demos for ABC
The Alphabet is the network to beat among adults 18-49 last night.

[05/02/15 - 08:36 AM]
ABC Is #1 for 4th Straight Friday in Adults 18-49 - "Beyond the Tank" Opens Strong
ABC spins the numbers for Friday, May 1.

[05/01/15 - 02:49 PM]
Development Update: Friday, May 1 - NBC Gives Series Order to Trio of Dramas
"Blindspot," "Chicago Med" and "Heartbreaker" (formerly "Heart Matters") are all on tap at the Peacock.

[05/01/15 - 02:10 PM]
Oxygen Changes Time of "Funny Girls" to 11 PM ET/PT
The newcomer previously aired on Tuesday nights at 9:00/8:00c.

[05/01/15 - 01:55 PM]
Little Big Town and Faith Hill to Perform "Girl Crush" on the "2015 Billboard Music Awards"
These stars join previously announced musical performers Kelly Clarkson, Hozier, Nick Jonas, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and more!

[05/01/15 - 01:19 PM]
Investigation Discovery Clinches Spot as Top 10 Network for Women in Prime in April
Investigation Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/01/15 - 01:12 PM]
Discovery Channel Delivers Best April Ever in Men
Discovery spins the numbers for the month of April.

[05/01/15 - 12:51 PM]
Discovery Channel Renews Hit Series "Naked and Afraid" for All New Season
In its most recent season premiere, the series earned its highest rated season premiere ever, even beating the series launch out of "Skywire Live."

[05/01/15 - 12:21 PM]
ESPN's NFL Draft: Round 1 Scores Seven Million Viewers
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 30.

[05/01/15 - 12:00 PM]
FX Networks Teams with John Singleton on Drama Pilot "Snowfall"
Singleton will direct the pilot, which was previously set up at Showtime, based on a script he co-wrote with Eric Amadio.

[05/01/15 - 11:49 AM]
The CW Network Sets New "Beauty and the Beast" Season 3 Premiere Date for Thursday, June 11
Originally, the new season was slated to premiere on May 21.

[05/01/15 - 11:02 AM]
Alberto Rosende and Emeraude Toubia Join the Cast of ABC Family's "Shadowhunters"
Dominic Sherwood was previously announced for the role of "Jace."

[05/01/15 - 10:59 AM]
Imagine REO Speedragons to Rock ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" May 4
Jimmy Kimmel will unite REO Speedwagon and Imagine Dragons to a one-time-only performance of "Mash Up supergroup."

[05/01/15 - 10:46 AM]
Lifetime Greenlights New Docuseries "Sing It!" Following Two Elite A Cappella Groups Competing for the High Notes
Over the course of eight episodes, the hour-long docuseries crescendos in a championship sing off.