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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: Oswald's Ghost
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11/17/2008
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A look at John F. Kennedy’s assassination...

 


AMERICAN EXPERIENCE

Oswald’s Ghost

Aired Monday, November 17, at 9:00 p.m. on CPTV

The assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, left a psychic wound on America that remains today. Few Americans then or now accept that a lone, inconsequential gunman could bring down a president and alter history. That event gave rise to a culture of conspiracy that points to sinister forces at work in the shadows. This film features interviews with authors Norman Mailer and Edward J. Epstein, politician Gary Hart, news anchor Dan Rather, activist Tom Hayden, attorney Mark Lane and others. Drawing upon these interviews and rarely seen archival footage, “Oswald’s Ghost” takes a fresh look at Kennedy’s assassination, the public’s reaction to the tragedy and the government investigations that led to a widespread loss of trust in the institutions that govern American society. Watch a preview... Learn more...

Pictured: On November 22, 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was apprehended by the Dallas Police Department inside Texas Theater, near Dallas’ Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated earlier that day.

 
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