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The Wire's David Simon to Write Martin Luther King Jr. Miniseries for HBO

Fresh off the end of his New Orleans drama Treme, The Wire creator David Simon is attached to write...read more

JFK Assassination 50th Anniversary TV Roundup: A Complete Guide to Coverage

Friday marks the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, Texas, and both broadcast and cable networks are featuring special programming tied to the national tragedy. Here's a complete roundup of how you can catch daily coverage of the anniversary on TV, though many networks are offering supplemental coverage online as well.

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VIDEO: American Experience: JFK, Pt. 4

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American Experience: JFK, Pt. 4
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Length: 54:05
Aired: 11/12/2013

From PBS and AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Part Four - The final installment follows Kennedy through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency. Kennedy faces Khrushchev again in the Cuban Missile Crisis, ignited when Soviet warheads are spotted in Cuba. Negotiating his way out of the crisis proves to be one of Kennedy’s finest hours, and he spends the rest of his term working for nuclear disarmament. Domestically, the issue of civil rights continues and when Governor George Wallace of Alabama refuses to allow African-American students in the state university, Kennedy brings the issue to the nation, calling for the passage of a civil rights act. Looking ahead to the next election, Kennedy knows he must win Texas to have a second term. So he takes a fateful trip to Dallas, with Jackie accompanying him on her first domestic trip. It is there that an assassin’s bullet ends his life, forever enshrining him in myth. watch

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Year Title Description
2014 Death of a President TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 Wisconsin Remembers John F. Kennedy TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 JFK in Tampa TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 Kennedy's Suicide Bomber TV Show Series, Subject (person only)
2013 Universal Newsreel on Kennedy Assassination TV Show Series, Subject (person only)

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Rob Lowe Gets Presidential in Killing Kennedy

Half a century after the slaying of President John F. Kennedy, it's still hard to believe that the era of Camelot was brought down by one lone nut. But you'll find no conspiracy theories — not even a hint — in the ambitious National Geographic Channel film Killing Kennedy. Based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, it lays blame for the assassination of JFK (played by Rob Lowe) squarely on... read more

New Documentary Says a Second Shooter Killed JFK

Among the legion of shows commemorating the upcoming 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, REELZChannel offers up JFK: The Smoking Gun (Sunday, Nov. 3 at 8/7c), a documentary that sets out to prove that Lee Harvey Oswald did not shoot the bullet that exploded the brain of the 35th President on Nov. 22, 1963 in Dallas. Retired Australian homicide detective Colin McLaren, whose investigation is the focus of the REELZ film, revealed what's behind his theory of a second shooter. 

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The 60 Biggest News Moments of All Time

Television news has given us the chance to witness history as it happened. As part of TV Guide Magazine's 60th anniversary, we look back at the breaking stories and interviews that viewers will never forget.

1. John F. Kennedy assassination (1963) TV anchors (particularly Walter Cronkite) provide solace and real-time reporting when the nation needs it most. After four days of continuous coverage from Dallas, where JFK was killed, and Arlington, where he was laid to rest, TV Guide Magazine declares, "The medium gained a new sense of what it could do."

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White House Reporter Helen Thomas Dies at 92

White House reporter Helen Thomas, who covered every President from John F. Kennedy to Barack Obama, has died, CNN reports. She was 92.

The trailblazing journalist died in her Washington apartment Saturday morning after a long illness, according to The Gridiron Club and Foundation, a journalistic organization for which Thomas once served as president.

Born in Winchester, Ky., she joined United Press in 1943 and began covering president-elect Kennedy in 1960.  She became the official UPI White House correspondent in January 1961. She was known for sitting in an assigned seat on the front row in the briefing room, asking tough, pointed questions and always ending every press conference by saying, "Thank you, Mr. President."

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First Look: Check Out Rob Lowe and Ginnifer Goodwin as JFK and Jackie O

National Geographic has released first look photos of Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Ginnifer Goodwin as First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on the set of the upcoming TV movie Killing Kennedy. read more

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