November 22, 1963: President John F. Kennedy Is Assassinated
Fifty years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Lee Harvey Oswald in Dallas, Texas. While riding in an open-top Lincoln convertible through downtown, President Kennedy was struck by two bullets near the base of his neck and in his head.
First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Texas Governor John Connally and his wife were also in the car riding in a 10-mile motorcade at the time of the shooting. President Kennedy was pronounced dead 30 minutes after arriving at Dallas’ Parkland Memorial Hospital. Governor Connally later recovered from his injuries.
On the 50th anniversary of his assassination, we present our special programs, all available to watch online and on Apple TV, our iOS apps, Roku, and Xbox.
American Experience | “JFK”
The life of President John F. Kennedy, one of our most popular and most mourned leaders.
Part 1: http://to.pbs.org/1h5AALl
Part 2: http://to.pbs.org/I61G6p
FRONTLINE | "Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?"
An investigative biography of Oswald, the man at the center of the Kennedy assassination.
NOVA | “Cold Case JFK”
Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK?
Secrets of the Dead | “JFK: One PM Central Standard Time”
THIRTEEN Recounts Walter Cronkite’s Iconic News Coverage of the JFK Assassination.
Photo: John F. Kennedy motorcade, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 22, 1963 (Library of Congress).