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S7 History - The Men Who Killed Kennedy

Last update - 17 May 2023

The Men Who Killed Kennedy is a 9-part video documentary series about the John F. Kennedy assassination by Nigel Turner that began with two 50 minutes segments originally aired on 25 October 1988 in the United Kingdom. The United States corporation, Arts & Entertainment Company, purchased the rights to the original two segments. In 1989, the series was nominated for a Flaherty Documentary Award.

The series was re-edited with additional material into three 50 minute programmes in 1991, which were again shown by ITV. A sixth episode appeared in 1995. The series typically aired in November every year, but also from time to time during the year as repeats. The ninth documentary in the series (see below), titled "The Guilty Men", directly implicating former U. S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, created an outcry among Johnson's surviving associates, Johnson's widow, Lady Bird Johnson, journalist Bill Moyers, ex-President Jimmy Carter, Jack Valenti (longtime president of the Motion Picture Association of America), and the last-living (at the time of the outcry) Warren Commission commissioner and ex-President Gerald R. Ford, who lodged complaints of libel with the History Channel. They subsequently threatened legal action against Arts & Entertainment Company, owner of the History Channel.


1 "The Coup D'Etat" (1988) 2 The Forces Of Darkness" (1988) 3 "The Cover-Up" (1991)
4 "The Patsy" (1991) 5 "The Witnesses" (1991) 6 "The Truth Shall Set You Free" (1995)
7 "The Smoking Guns" (2003) 8 "The Love Affair" (2003) 9 "The Guilty Men" (2003)




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