- Did a Kennedy Secret Service agent fire the fatal shot? And if it was
an accident, why a decades-long cover-up? A startling new
Canada-Australia co-production, JFK: THE SMOKING GUN tackles the ultimate cold case -
TORONTO, Oct. 7, 2013 /CNW/ - Distinct bullet holes from two different
firearms, a whiff of smoke, a colossal cover-up, and a missing
brain…compelling clues from the most fascinating and famous cold case
of the 20th century. Commissioned by Discovery Canada, the North American premiere of the landmark co-production JFK: THE SMOKING GUN debuts Sunday, November 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, just weeks before the 50th anniversary of the assasination of President John. F. Kennedy.
A groundbreaking investigative special, JFK: THE SMOKING GUN made international headlines earlier this year for its shocking "second shooter" theory - that it
was accidental "friendly fire" from a Secret Service agent that killed
President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963. JFK: THE SMOKING GUN is based on the work of veteran Police Detective Colin McLaren, who
spent the last four years on the Kennedy forensic cold case
investigation. What he had - and other investigators at the time did
not - was modern technology and access to all the evidence, facts, and
eye-witness testimony. He believes he has managed to solve a crime that
is every bit as shocking and incredible today as it was when it
happened 50 years ago. Methodically constructed from simple logic and
exhaustive analysis of all available evidence -- including key archival
photographic evidence, medical reports, witness testimony, and bullet
science - has McLaren found the "smoking gun" that killed J.F.K.?
JFK: THE SMOKING GUN investigates the most famous unsolved crime in American history,
following renowned Australian homicide detective McLaren who based his
work on the findings of highly-qualified ballistics expert, Howard
Donahue. With dramatic recreations, the two-hour special goes back to
that tragic day in Dallas at Dealey Plaza where the shooting took
place, onward to Parkland Hospital where the President was pronounced
dead, then to the Bethesda Naval Hospital where the autopsy was
conducted - providing context for the witness testimonies and
proceedings at the Warren Commission that are still controversial
Ballistic experiments, CGI, and 3D animation heighten the viewers'
experience and understanding of the evidence and sequence of events.
Working through the most fascinating "cold case" of the last century, JFK: THE SMOKING GUN applies modern forensic investigation techniques to all of the
available crime scene evidence, and delves into previously-classified
information to reach its startling conclusion. This groundbreaking new
Detailed explanations, reenactments, and CGI, demonstrating that J.F.K.
was hit by two distinct types of bullets fired from two separate
Explosive evidence from key participants in the autopsy of J.F.K. who
were forced to sign oaths of silence, but finally decided - decades
later - to speak the truth of what they saw that fateful day;
Witness statements made in 1963 that were ignored by the Warren
To view the complete release go to bellmediapr.ca/Network/discovery.
Image with caption: "The cold case that ended Camelot. Discovery presents JFK: THE SMOKING GUN, Nov. 3 (CNW Group/Discovery)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20131007_C7838_PHOTO_EN_31770.jpg
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