The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy


No other murder in history has produced as much speculation as the assassination of John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas. Forty years later more than 80% of Americans still believe there was a conspiracy to kill the President and that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone. Peter Jennings Reporting – The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy attempts to separate fact from conspiracy theories to get to the truth.

Beyond Conspiracy employs stunning forensic technology that makes it possible for the first time to be an eyewitness to this crime of the century – to see precisely what happened that November day in Dallas. Award-winning animator Dale Myers spent the last decade creating a computer-generated reconstruction of the assassination based on maps, blueprints, physical measurements, over 500 photographs, the Zapruder film and crime-lab and autopsy reports. His work was independently evaluated and given the highest marks by the foremost practitioners of this type of forensic analysis. Myers reconstruction brings viewers as close as anyone could come to actually being in Dealey Plaza on November 22, 1963.

Beyond Conspiracy producers conducted extensive interviews with more than 70 friends and family of both Oswald and his killer, Jack Ruby; former officials from the CIA, FBI, Russian KGB, and the Dallas Police; members of the Kennedy and Johnson administrations; and participants in the various official investigations, including the Warren Commission. The program makes use of many of the more than four million documents relating to the assassination that have been released in just the last few years.

Beyond Conspiracy is a program that counters speculation and theory with rational conclusions based on hard evidence as it examines a tragedy that still haunts the American psyche.

The Kennedy Assassination: Beyond Conspiracy first aired November 20, 2003 on ABC.

AWARDS:

Edward R. Murrow Award – Best Documentary

Emmy Award – Outstanding Individual Achievement in a Craft: Graphic & Artistic Design

CINE Golden Eagle Award

US International Film & Video Festival – Documentary, first place

Videographer Award

The Chris Award – The Chris Statuette

TRANSCRIPT & PRESS CLIPPINGS:

Transcript (Word format)

Script_Kennedy.doc (269k)

Press (Word format) The Guardian

London Times

Washington Post

CREDITS:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Mark Obenhaus

CORRESPONDENT & SENIOR EDITOR Peter Jennings

WRITTEN BY Mark Obenhaus Edward Gray

DIRECTED BY Mark Obenhaus

SENIOR PRODUCERS Edward Gray Richard Brick

PRODUCERS Gabrielle Tenenbaum Jordan Kronick

EDITORS Eric Davies Peter R. Livingston, Jr.

COMPUTER ANIMATION Dale K. Myers

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS Jesse Sweet Adriana Mariño

RESEARCH Eric Davies Libby Kreutz Jessica Dymczyk

CAMERA Ron Hill Erich Roland

SOUND Sherman Houghland Len Schmitz

MUSIC Frank Ferrucci

ADDITIONAL EDITORS Li-Shin Yu Clark Goslee

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Stevie Clifton Justin Schmulison Susan Schaefer

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Tom Yellin

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