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The Men Who Killed Kennedy

"The Men Who Killed Kennedy is a video documentary series by Nigel Turner that originally aired in 1988 in England with two one-hour segments about the John F. Kennedy assassination. The United States corporation, Arts & Entertainment Company, purchased the rights to the original two segments. Three one-hour segments were added in 1991. A sixth segment was added in 1995. Finally, three additional hourly segments were added by the History Channel in November 2003."

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Part I - The Coup D'Etat

Part 1 covers the events in Dallas of 22 November 1963 and the succeeding weekend, utilizing original film footage combined with interviews with many of the participants. Hear from witnesses such as Governor Connally, Senator Yarborough, several Dallas doctors and police officers, and critics such as Dr. Cyril Wecht, Harold Weisberg, Gary Mack, and Robert Groden.

Part II - The Forces of Darkness

The first half of Part II discusses the work of Gary Mack and Jack White, who found a figure they called "Badgeman" in a photo of the grassy knoll taken by Mary Moorman. The second half turns to Steve Revile's work on a possible "French connection" to the assassination - expert shooters hired from among Corsican drug traffickers.

Part III - The Cover-Up

Part III presents a variety of witnesses and commentators, including FBI agent James Hosty, journalists Seth Kantor and Mary Woodward, witness Bill Newman, policeman Roy Vaughn, former Joint Chiefs aide Fletcher Prouty, autopsy technician Paul O'Connor, police informant William Somerset, and others.

Part IV - The Patsy

Part IV focuses on the enigmatic accused assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald, including evidence tying him to the murders of President Kennedy and Dallas Police Officer Tippit. Interviewees include Ruth Paine, Buell Wesley Frazier, Harold Norman, Gerald Hill, Jim Garrison, and others. The episode also includes discussion of his defection to the Soviet Union and his curious activities in New Orleans in the summer of 1963.

Part V - The Witnesses

Part V combines more footage from Dallas with the recollections of many witnesses: Beverly Oliver, Phil Willis, Mary Woodward; Dallas police: Bob Carroll, Gerald Hill, Gus Rose, Jim Leavelle, Pat Dean; medical personnel: Dr. Robert McClelland, Dr. Paul Peters, Aubrey Rike, Paul O'Connor; and others including James Hosty and Ruth Paine. It also includes commentary by experts Larry Harris, Dr. Cyril Wecht, Gary Mack, Bob Groden, and Harold Weisberg.

Part VI - The Truth Shall Make You Free

Part VI opens with interviews of Marina Oswald and Robert Tannenbaum, the HSCA's original deputy counsel. It then covers the photographic analysis work of Tom Wilson, who concludes that the fatal shot came not from a storm drain. Next is a discussion of the mysterious death of Bethesda Naval Hospital employee Bruce Pitzer, featuring Green Beret Daniel Marvin and Pitzer's friend and co-worker Dennis David. The remainder of the episode features William Turner and Lamar Waldron discussing JFK and his controversial Cuba policy.

Part VII - The Smoking Guns

Part VII opens with discussion of Secret Service complicity in the assassination, focusing on the work of Vincent Palamara and Doug Weldon. The integrity of the medical evidence is discussed by Dr. David Mantik, Dr. Gary Aguilar, Dr. James Fetzer, Dr. Charles Crenshaw, Dr. Robert Livingstone, and Joe O'Donnell. The remainder of the episode tells the story of mortician John Liggett, a mortician and reconstruction expert, whom his family claims was tied into the JFK cover-up.

Part VIII - The Love Affair

Part VIII features Judyth Baker, who claims that in the summer of 1963 she became the mistress of Lee Harvey Oswald. Baker and Oswald worked on anti-Castro projects, including a cancer-based Castro murder plot, in association with Dr. Alton Oschner, David Ferrie, and Guy Banister. Baker says Lee penetrated the plot to kill JFK in Dallas and was trying to stop it.

Part IX - The Guilty Men

The last and highly controversial episode points the finger of guilt at Lyndon Johnson. Interviews feature researchers/writers Ed Tatro, Barr McClellan, Glen Sample, Gregory Burnham, and Walt Brown, as well as Madelaine Brown and the son of the murdered Henry Marshall. The episode discusses darker aspects of Johnson's political life, and presents evidence that Johnson-linked and convicted killer Mac Wallace's fingerprint appears on one of the boxes in the "sniper's nest" of the Texas School Book Depository. This episode was withdrawn by the History Channel after protest from former Presidents and other public figures.

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