Those with limited knowledge of President John F. Kennedy will get plenty of chances this month for a history lesson. As part of the 50th anniversary of his assassination on Nov. 22, 1963, more than 100 hours will be dedicated to the former president. Here are some highlights.
“JFK: The Smoking Gun”: Even those who believe in the “lone gunman” theory will be fascinated by this account that suggests Kennedy was accidentally killed by a Secret Service agent. 7 p.m. Sunday, Reelz
“Killing Kennedy”: Rob Lowe works out his Baw-stawn accent in this taut adaptation of Bill O’Reilly’s bestselling book. 7 p.m. Nov. 10, National Geographic Channel
“American Experience: JFK”: Newcomers to the Kennedy legacy will want to invest in this broad, four-hour documentary that runs the gamut. 8 p.m. Nov. 11-12, TPT, Ch. 2.
“Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy”: Frances McDormand and Kirsten Dunst are among the actors reading real-life condolences to the first lady from 1963. 8 p.m. Nov. 17, TLC
“PT 109”: Cliff Robertson stars in this flag-waving 1963 movie focusing on JFK’s wartime exploits. It’s preceded by four documentaries highlighting Kennedy’s years in the White House. 1:15 a.m. Nov. 21, TCM
“JFK Assassination: The Definitive Guide”: Many of the more than 300 conspiracy theories are investigated in this special featuring some of the country’s most trusted historians. 7 p.m. Nov. 22, History
“Tom Brokaw Special: Where Were You?”: The former NBC anchor relives that fateful day with politicians, musicians and journalists. 8 p.m. Nov. 22, KARE, Ch. 11.
“Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live”: Filmmakers travel to Dallas for a minute-by-minute account of the enigmatic assassin’s last days. 9 p.m. Nov. 22, History