"JFK: FOR THE RECORD" SPECIAL PRIMETIME PREMIERE ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16TH AT 9PM ET/6PM PT
Extended Rare and In-Depth Interview with Federal District Judge John R. Tunheim, Chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board
Half-Hour Television Event Narrated by Award-Winning Journalist Bill Kurtis
(Albuquerque, NM) Thursday, November 14, 2013 - ReelzChannel today announced JFK: For the Record makes its special primetime premiere on Saturday, November 16 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT and features a fascinating first-hand account from 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 (JFK 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.
In JFK: For the Record, Judge Tunheim describes 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 whether he believes Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman or if Oswald might have been part of a broader conspiracy to assassinate President Kennedy. Judge Tunheim also reveals how important Oliver Stone's movie, JFK, was to the passage of the JFK Act of 1992 and the formation of the ARRB.
"Viewers have responded in force to our Kennedys programming and due to overwhelming demand we're excited and honored to share more of Judge Tunheim's rare and revealing interview in JFK: For the Record," said ReelzChannel CEO Stan E. Hubbard. "Judge Tunheim's work through the ARRB is crucial to our understanding of what really happened with JFK's assassination and the ensuing investigations."
-Additional chances to watch JFK: For the Record:
Tuesday, November 19 at 1:30am ET/ 10:30pm PT
Thursday, November 21 at 1:30am ET/ 10:30pm PT
Friday, November 22 at 12:30pm ET/ 9:30am PT
Saturday, November 23 at 2:30pm ET/ 11:30am PT, 11pm ET/ 8pm PT and 1:30am ET/ 10:30pm 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.
- Additional chances to watch JFK: The Smoking Gun:
Friday, November 15 at 5pm ET/ 2pm PT and 8pm ET/ 5pm PT
Monday, November 18 at 1am ET/ 10pm PT
Friday, November 22 at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT and 12am ET/ 9pm PT
Saturday, November 23 at 3pm ET/ 12pm PT, 7pm ET/ 4pm PT and 11:30pm ET/ 8:30pm PT
Friday, November 29 at 6pm ET/ 3pm PT
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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. 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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