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[08/06/13 - 11:08 AM]
PBS Pays Tribute to President John F. Kennedy with Week of Special Programming
"JFK," the latest addition to "American Experience's" award-winning series "The Presidents," will anchor the week of programming.

[via press release from PBS]

PBS Pays Tribute to President John F. Kennedy with Week of Special Programming

- November Programming Block Highlighted by AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "JFK" -

LOS ANGELES, CA; August 6, 2013 - PBS announced today the details of a series of primetime special programs to commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's death, that airs November 11-13. The specials will offer new perspectives on the life and death of President John F. Kennedy, as well as provide audiences with a comprehensive examination of timely issues.

"JFK," the latest addition to AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's award-winning series The Presidents, will anchor the week of programming. The four-hour, two-part special provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man who remains one of the nation's most beloved and mourned leaders. A scientific investigation on NOVA sheds new light on controversial theories as it examines law enforcement's forensic and crime-solving capabilities 50 years ago versus today. SECRETS OF THE DEAD tells the story of two men: one the President of the United States - shot in Dallas and rushed to Parkland hospital, his fate unknown - and the other respected CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, knowing he had to get the story right amid the uncertainties of that tragic day.

"President Kennedy's assassination was a defining historical moment of the 20th century, and 50 years later, his life and death remain a source of great interest and intrigue," said Beth Hoppe, Chief Programming Executive and General Manager of General Audience Programming for PBS. "Tapping into the strengths of our documentary, science, news and public affairs programs, we have a timely occasion this November to re-examine various aspects of President Kennedy's life as well as a wide-ranging account of the hours and days following his death."

The latest details about PBS programming in observance of the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's death include:

· AMERICAN EXPERIENCE "JFK" - This new four-hour portrait offers a fresh assessment of the enigmatic man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise, featuring interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro and Evan Thomas.

Monday, November 11 and Tuesday, November 12, 9:00-11:00 p.m. ET

· NOVA "Cold Case JFK" (w.t.) - For decades, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has fueled dark rumors of conspiracies and mishandled evidence. Now, 50 years later, NOVA asks: Could modern investigators do better? For the first time since the original investigation by the FBI laboratory, NOVA and a team of foremost forensic experts employ sophisticated new technology to reconstruct and review the physical evidence: the weapon, the bullets and the wounds. Exclusive ballistics tests provide important new insights on the controversial "single bullet theory."

Wednesday, November 13, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET

· SECRETS OF THE DEAD "JFK: One PM Central Standard Time" - From the moment President Kennedy was shot until anchorman Walter Cronkite's emotional pronouncement of his death at One PM Central Standard Time, this special tells the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in New York. The special features rarely seen archives of President John F. Kennedy, Walter Cronkite and moving memories from the producers, writers and reporters who were there that day, including Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Marvin Kalb and Marianne Means. Narrated by George Clooney and featuring an interview with President Bill Clinton.

Wednesday, November 13, 10:00-11:00 p.m. ET

In addition to these primetime specials, the PBS NEWSHOUR will air a special report about former anchors Robin MacNeil and Jim Lehrer and their original reporting on President Kennedy's assassination in 1963.

About PBS

PBS, with its over 350 member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 120 million people through television and nearly 29 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS' broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry's most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS' premier children's TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents' and teachers' most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile devices.





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