Slew Of TV Specials Mark JFK Assassination Anniversary
The 50th anniversary of the assassination of JFK is inspiring a host of television specials, each approaching the tragedy from different angles.
The complex ballistics and medical evidence is explored using high tech methods in Nova: Cold Case: JFK on PBS.
The Smoking Gun airing on Reelz claims the fatal shot was fired accidentally by a Secret Service agent in the car behind Kennedy’s.
But TLC takes a different approach. In Letters to Jackie we hear poignant letters written to Jackie Kennedy after the assassination.
Jackie said in the special, “The warmth of the tributes are sustaining and I shall never forget.”
JFK The Definitive Guide on the History Channel delves into the more than 300 hundred conspiracy theories surrounding the assassination.
There are also dozens of books published to coincide with the assassination. The Man Who Killed Kennedy by Robert Stone accuses president Lyndon Johnson.
Stone told INSIDE EDITION’s Les Trent, “I believe Lyndon Johnson is the linchpin of the conspiracy. Why? Because Dallas is his town.”
Trent said, “You do realize that this sounds a little fantastical and a little bit crazy.”
Stone replied, “No, actually I don't think so!”
One poll says up to 74% of Americans still believe there was a conspiracy.
Even JFK's niece, former Maryland Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Kennedy-Townsend, has questions.
Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked, “Do you believe Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone assassin?”
Kathleen replied, “I don't know. I don't know.”
Wallace asked, “Do you question it?”
“I'm not going to solve that problem,” she replied.
Secretary of State John Kerry also says that Lee Harvey Oswald was not the lone assassin. He said on the Today show, “I have serious doubts that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone.”