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Who Shot President Kennedy?

Modern forensics re-examines the evidece

Overview

Genre
Investigation, History, and Science
Synopsis

What did forensics learn decades later that wasn't clear in 1963?
Did the original crime investigators make mistakes that contributed to the belief that the assassination was a conspiracy?

Unprecedented footage of the Dallas physicians who tried to save the President's life, as they examine new evidence especially for this documentary; computerized 3-D Dealey Plaza replica; frame by frame Zapruder footage comparisons; photo analysis by experts; leading critics of the Warren Commission's lone gunman conclusion.

As critics universally noted at the time, this documentary is the most definitive and responsible investigation of the tragedy. Nothing has been released since its original telecast that changes that conclusion.

"An admirable and thorough job...serves a public function of the first order...cogent and coherent."
—Journal of American History

"Sterling piece of journalism...sweeps away enigma without making unsupported charges."
—Los Angeles Times

Treatment
Show treatment
Stage
finished
Running time
57 minutes

Credits

  • Robert Richter ... Producer, Director, Writer
  • Waldter Cronkite ... Host, Narrator

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Richter Productions
Country
United States
Years of Production
1988
Locations
Washington DC,

Distribution Details

Release year
1988
Festivals
Houston International, International Documentary Association, Society for Technical Communication, National Educational Film & Video Festival
Awards
National Emmy finalist, investigative documentaries
Distribution
Re-run following five years
Broadcast (Prod.)
WGBH Nova
Broadcast (Acq.)
BBC, NHK Japan, RAI Italy, Irish TV, Spanish TV, etc.
Language
English

Photos

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