Network: National Geographic Channel
Hundreds of hours of news footage, radio reports, audio recordings and home movies are woven together to tell the story of the fateful weekend in Dallas in November, 1963. This unique eyewitness material was first stored by local news stations in Dallas/Fort Worth and then in the vault of The 6th Floor Museum which is dedicated to helping others understand the day Kennedy was killed. Our film reveals this rarely seen archival footage that has been digitally captured and assembled into a detailed timeline. Included is footage capturing the real-time horror of parade-goers who witnessed the killing, the out-of-breath local anchors reporting the breaking news bulletin, the priest who describes administering the president’s last rites and the ongoing, on-air speculation over who fired the fatal shots.