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JFK: One PM Central Standard Time 

How the JFK assassination was reported by journalists on the scene in Dallas and Walter Cronkite, who anchored CBS News coverage from New York. Included. The recollections of Dan Rather , ... See full summary »

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Himself - Narration (voice)
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Himself - CBS Anchorman (archive footage)
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Himself - President of USA (archive footage)
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Himself - CBS News, 1963
Bill Hampton ...
Himself - UPI Bureau Dallas, 1963
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Himself - CBS News
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Himself - Former President of USA (as President Clinton)
Timothy M. Gay ...
Himself - Author, 'Assignment to Hell'
Ron Bonn ...
Himself - CBS News, 1963
Sanford Socolow ...
Himself - CBS News, 1963 (as Sandy Socolow)
Thurston Clarke ...
Himself - Author, 'JFK's Last Hundred Days'
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Himself - NBC News, 1963
Marianne Means ...
Herself - Hearst Newspapers
Susan Bennett ...
Herself - Former UPI Bureau Chief
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Himself - NBC News
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How the JFK assassination was reported by journalists on the scene in Dallas and Walter Cronkite, who anchored CBS News coverage from New York. Included. The recollections of Dan Rather , Bob Schaeffer, Marvin Lamb. Narrated by George Clooney. Written by TWasaga

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13 November 2013 (USA)  »

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Shown in Britain on 22 November 2013 as a one-off special under the title "JFK - News of a Shooting" to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination. See more »

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Long on running time, short on substance, plus one outrage
27 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"JFK: One PM CST" is an episode of "Secrets of the Dead" in name only. It lacks the established forensic style of "SotD." Instead it's mostly recreations and archival footage that takes over 90 minutes to say that on November 22, 1963, it was difficult both to determine what happened in Dallas and then to communicate the news to the public. Frankly, from the beginning of history to the present day, when has this ever not been the case with breaking news? And yet this episode treats 11/22/63 as an unprecedented occurrence. My bigger complaint, though, is that the narration makes the claim that Kennedy was on the verge of ending the Cold War when he was killed. To quote "Powerful evidence has emerged that Kennedy was closer than ever before to ending the standoff between the superpowers." That's a very bold statement but, aside from suggesting a joint moon program, absolutely no facts are provided to back it up. Indeed, the follow up footage of Kennedy in Europe shows him strongly criticizing the Soviets. Making such a strong claim and then simply moving on with the story really destroyed this program's credibility with me.


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