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Beverly Hills, CA - 50 Years After Assassination, Docudrama Suggests Secret Service Bullets Felled JFK

Published on: July 28, 2013 09:45 PM
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President John F. Kennedy. President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, and Texas Governor John Connally ride through Dallas moments before Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963. ReutersPresident John F. Kennedy. President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, and Texas Governor John Connally ride through Dallas moments before Kennedy was assassinated, November 22, 1963. Reuters

Beverly Hills, CA - Weeks before the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination this fall, ReelzChannel will take another look at the killing in a docudrama that suggests a Secret Service agent fired one of the bullets that felled Kennedy.

“JFK: The Smoking Gun” is based on the work of retired Australian police Detective Colin McLaren and the book “Mortal Error: The Shot that Killed JFK” by Bonar Menninger.

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McLaren spent four years combing through evidence from Kennedy’s death on Nov. 22, 1963, in Dallas. He and Menninger also relied on ballistics evidence from an earlier book by Howard Donahue.

The two-hour docudrama airs Nov. 3 in the U.S., Canada and Australia. It suggests that agent George Hickey fired one of the bullets that hit Kennedy. Hickey, who is now dead, was riding in the car behind Kennedy’s limo that day.

“What we’re saying is that we believe it was a tragic accident in the heat of that moment,” McLaren told the Television Critics Association on Sunday.

When Lee Harvey Oswald fired his first shot, McLaren said Hickey responded by trying to fire back on Oswald’s position using his Secret Service-issued rifle. But because he was inexperienced with the weapon and the car lurched forward, McLaren said the shot went awry and accidentally hit Kennedy, who was struck in the neck but quite possibly not fatally wounded by Oswald’s second shot.

“We don’t suggest that he was in any way involved in a conspiracy,” McLaren said of Hickey.

The Warren Commission report in the 1960s concluded that Oswald was the lone gunman in officially explaining the assassination.

The program is ReelzChannel’s second Kennedy-related offering. In 2011, the cable channel aired “The Kennedys” after History Channel dropped the miniseries amid reports that the real-life Kennedy family was unhappy about the project.


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 Jul 28, 2013 at 10:27 PM Anonymous Says:

Yeah, right!

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 Jul 28, 2013 at 11:20 PM Anonymous Says:

Why the silence about the murder of Chaim Weiss? Makes many of us think there is a COVERUP!

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 Jul 28, 2013 at 11:27 PM enlightened-yid Says:

Last week TWA flight 800 was brought down by a missile and this week JFK is killed by Secret Service. Next week, MLK was felled by OJ Simpson.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 01:18 AM Mark Levin Says:

Can't wait till they come out with the emes on Yitzhak Rabin and how it WASN'T really Amir.

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 08:04 AM ExpatriateOwl Says:

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Mark Levin Says:

Can't wait till they come out with the emes on Yitzhak Rabin and how it WASN'T really Amir.

And let us not forget Meir Kahane! The New York Judenrat paid the Arabs to rub him out because he was in danger of being elected Prime Minister, which meant that the Federation-niks would have to go and officially greet him when he arrived at JFK. Too many Judenrat kapos had too much to lose by the Rabbi's continued survival!

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 Jul 29, 2013 at 09:52 AM Anonymous Says:

After all these years and relying on the same evidence. Please!

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