REELZCHANNEL "JFK: INSIDE THE EVIDENCE" SPECIAL TO PREMIERE MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4TH AT 10PM ET/7PM PT
RARE INTERVIEW WITH FEDERAL DISTRICT JUDGE JOHN R. TUNHEIM, CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSASSINATION RECORDS REVIEW BOARD, ADDS PERSPECTIVE TO THE DOCUMENTS THE ARRB MADE PUBLIC AND THAT ARE NOW AT THE CENTER OF ANSWERING THE QUESTION: "WHO SHOT JFK?"
One-Hour Television Event Hosted by Award-Winning Journalist Bill Kurtis
(Albuquerque, NM) Thursday, October 31, 2013 - ReelzChannel today announced JFK: Inside the Evidence will premiere Monday, November 4 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT. Hosted by nationally renowned journalist Bill Kurtis (A&E Investigative Reports, Cold Case Files, American Justice), JFK: Inside the Evidence takes viewers deeper into the evidence and conclusions presented in JFK: The Smoking Gun through closer examination and scrutiny of the key elements of the documentary, which premieres Sunday, November 3. Kurtis challenges the men behind the documentary including veteran police detective Colin McLaren ("JFK: The Smoking Gun") and Bonar Menninger ("Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK"). JFK: Inside the Evidence also features a rare interview with U.S. District Judge John R. Tunheim, who chaired the Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB), which met for four years during the Clinton Administration after its formation under the President John. F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992. Under Tunheim's leadership, the ARRB uncovered, verified and made public more than five million pages of documents, evidence and witness statements. Much of what was released by the ARRB is what opened the door for greater public scrutiny into the assassination of President Kennedy, including the in-depth investigation that made the documentary JFK: The Smoking Gun possible.
Joining the discussion with Bill Kurtis, Colin McLaren and Bonar Menninger are also firearms examiner Leonard Romero and forensic pathologist Dr. Juan Carrillo.
"This represents a new phase of study of the JFK assassination because of the five million pages of documents released by the Assassination Records Review Board in the mid-nineties," said Bill Kurtis, host of JFK: Inside the Evidence. "After nearly two decades of research we're closer than ever to eliminating popular but worn-out conspiracy theories. Prepare to be surprised."
Kurtis and guests will discuss and examine each of the key areas of evidence presented in the documentary including the ballistics evidence which points to two separate guns including the critically important trajectories 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 really happened during JFK's treatment from the illegal removal of the body in Texas to the hastily conducted autopsy back in Washington, D.C. and the mystery surrounding the disappearance of what is potentially the most powerful piece of evidence - President Kennedy's brain.
About Bill Kurtis
Host Bill Kurtis has more than 40 years of experience as an award-winning journalist and television veteran. After working as co-host on CBS Morning News, Kurtis began a new phase of his career as a host and producer of documentary television series. Establishing his own production company, Kurtis Productions, he created American Greed for CNBS, Investigative Reports, Cold Case Files and other programs for the A&E Television Network. As a producer, Kurtis earned two Emmy Award(R) nominations for Cold Case Files for Outstanding Nonfiction Series in 2004 and 2005. He also serves as host on the popular American Justice series, which looks at famous legal cases and their impact on the law.
About Leonard Romero and Dr. Juan Carrillo
Leonard Romero served with the LAPD for 11 years as a Firearms Examiner and Criminalist and was in charge of the Forensic Firearms Unit at the Oxnard Police Department for six years. He specializes in firearm trajectory and bullet path analysis. Romero is currently an independent Firearms Examiner and an expert witness for the LA Superior Court.
Dr. Carrillo is an American Board Certified Forensic Pathologist and a Deputy Medical Examiner for the Los Angeles County Department of the Coroner. He has been with the department for 16 years and has performed 1,200 autopsies involving bullets, 500 of which were homicides.
-Additional chances to watch JFK: Inside the Evidence:
Monday, November 4 at 1am ET/ 10pm PT
Sunday, November 10 at 7pm ET/ 4pm PT
Friday, November 22 at 2am ET/ 11pm PT
Before, during and after the special, viewers can examine the facts and evidence from the documentary through the JFK: The Smoking Gun companion website accessible through www.reelz.com and directly at www.jfkthesmokinggun.com. The companion website provides a visually organized connection to the facts and evidence behind the two-hour documentary including an interactive crime scene map, detailed information on the experts behind JFK: The Smoking Gun as well as ballistics and medical evidence complete with dozens of photos and video clips from the documentary. Visitors can also join the discussion via Twitter and Facebook and participate in the site's unique opinion poll. The poll allows visitors to quickly register their opinion on whether they agree with the conclusions from the facts and evidence in JFK: The Smoking Gun.
JFK: The Smoking Gun is a two-hour documentary inspired by the book of the same name 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. After reading Bonar Menninger's "Mortal Error: The Shot That Killed JFK" which details the 25 years of painstaking work done by ballistics expert Howard Donahue, McLaren committed himself to digging even deeper in the case with the discipline of his crime scene investigation experience. 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. Using state-of-the-art investigative tools and research methodologies, McLaren answers what is perhaps the most asked question of the last 50 years - who killed JFK? For those interested in going deeper into the books behind the story, "JFK: The Smoking Gun" and "Mortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK", both books are available to buy through links featured at www.reelz.com/smokinggun.
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ReelzChannel is an independent cable and satellite network devoted to delivering entertaining and fresh programming that explores, uncovers and lives inside the magic of Hollywood wherever it happens. The network is also home to ambitious television events, miniseries and series featuring big stories and big stars as seen with the Emmy(R)-winning The Kennedys and Ken Follett's World Without End. And, building directly on The Kennedys, JFK: The Smoking Gun promises to solve the assassination of JFK when it premieres on Sunday, November 3, 2013. REELZ is also co-developing a miniseries based on J. Randy Taraborrelli's highly acclaimed book, After Camelot: A Personal History of the Kennedy Family from 1968 to the Present, with Muse Entertainment. With movie and entertainment experts, including Leonard Maltin, Richard Roeper and Sam Rubin, viewers get trusted insight and recommendations for movies wherever they're playing, whether in theaters or at home throughout the day, every day.
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