Reese Rickards

 

Lots of TV specials this week to mark the 50th aniversary of the JFK assassination.

Wednesday, Nov. 20

Today (NBC, 7 — 11am): Matt Lauer goes on a tour of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza (formerly Texas School Book Depository), where Lee Harvey Oswald worked and fired the shot that killed JFK.


Thursday, Nov. 21

Today (NBC, 7am): Lester Holt looks back at JFK's presidency.

Good Morning America (7am): Preview of newly released audio recordings featured in Discovery's JFK: The Lost Tapes

JFK: The Lost Tapes (Discovery, 7pm): Featuring recently released recordings from Air Force One following the assassination, as well as recordings from Dallas police and reporters who were at the scene

The Lost Kennedy Home Movies (H2, 8pm): Footage of President Kennedy and his siblings growing up, as well as footage from his adult life

The American Experience: JFK (PBS, 9pm): Documentary featuring footage from the Kennedy archives as well as new information (originally aired Nov. 11)

The Assassination of President Kennedy (CNN, 9pm): The first in the 10-part documentary series "The Sixties," produced by Tom Hanks (originally aired on Nov. 14)

The Kennedy Assassination: 24 Hours After (H2, 10pm): Rerun of a 2009 special highlighting Lyndon B. Johnson's assumption of power


Friday, Nov. 22

Today (NBC, 7am): Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw preview NBC's primetime special on the JFK Assassination.

Good Morning America (ABC, 7am): Live coverage from Dallas

Killing Kennedy (NatGeo, 4pm): Rerun of NatGeo's feature film starring Rob Lowe as President Kennedy and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, based on the book by Bill O'Reilly

CBS Evening News (CBS, 6:30pm): Scott Pelley anchors live from Dallas and interviews Clint Hill, a former Secret Service agent who was in the motorcade with President Kennedy. (CBSNews.com will also offer an online stream of its original broadcast Nov. 22, 1963, beginning at 1:48 p.m. ET.)

NBC Nightly News (NBC, 6:30pm): Brian Williams anchors from Dallas.

World News with Diane Sawyer (ABC, 6:30pm): Special report on Jackie Kennedy Onassis and Caroline Kennedy, plus coverage of day's events

JFK: The Day That Changed America (MSNBC, 7pm ET): Rerun of 40th anniversary special, hosted by Chris Matthews

JFK: The Definitive Guide (History, 8pm): An examination of how Americans' views on government have changed since the JFK assassination.

Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis (Military, 8pm): Rerun of a 2012 special about the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Kennedy Brothers: A Hardball Documentary (MSNBC, 8pm): Rerun of a 2009 special, hosted by Chris Matthews

Where Were You: The Day JFK Died (NBC, 9pm): A documentary nine months in the making, reported by Tom Brokaw.

JFK: In His Own Words (HBO, 9pm): Encore presentation of the 1988 documentary, featuring rare film footage and audio tapes

50 Years of Guns (MSNBC, 9pm): Hosted by Rev. Al Sharpton

Piers Morgan Live Special: The John F. Kennedy Assassination (CNN, 9pm): Special anniversary coverage

Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live (History, 10pm): A minute-by-minute account of the final two days of Lee Harvey Oswald's life before he was killed by Jack Ruby.

Nightline (ABC, 12:35am): Descendants from key participants in the day's events go back to the scene in Dallas

 

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