Fifty years later, what can science tell us about the Kennedy assassination — and the investigations that fol¬lowed? The 1963 murder, in broad daylight in front of hundreds of witnesses, was a homicide investigator’s best-case scenario. Yet somehow the JFK assassination became a forensic nightmare, plagued by mishandled evidence, a controversial autopsy and, incredibly, a prime suspect murdered while in police custody before he could be tried — all of it captured on film. Now, NOVA follows a group of experts trying to unravel the lingering mysteries of the assassination: private investigator Josiah Thompson; gunshot wound authority Larry Sturdivan; laser scanning specialist Tony Grissim; medical examiner and forensic neuropathologist Peter Cummings; and firearms experts Lucien and Mike Haag.
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THIRTEEN commemorates the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy’s death with a week of special programs exploring his life, his death and his and legacy.
Our special program line up starts Mon, Nov. 11th. Preview the programs below.