There have been a plethora of documentaries put out in honor of the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination in Dallas. We’ve seen great productions from PBS, and the major news networks. Tonight CBS is airing a special episode of their investigative magazine show “48 Hours” that chronicles the actual events of that day through news reels and interviews with people who were there.
The special is hosted by Bob Scheiffer, and according to the CBS preview promises a look at both sides of the JFK tragedy.
CBS’ news Bob Schieffer takes viewers inside the four days that changed America and American television history.
Bob Schieffer is a perfect host for the show because of his long history as one of TV’s most reliable journalists, and his background of growing up in Texas. Expect Schieffer to use a deft hand when taking the viewer step by step through the events of that day in 1963. The other major advantage CBS has is footage of Walter Cronkite manning the anchor desk during that day. The voice of America always has a way of adding a level of gravitas to any production.
CBS has posted a great two minute promo of what we can expect to see tonight on an all new “48 Hours”.
Here’s all the info you need to be apart of tonight’s celebration of our history.
Date: Saturday, November 16th
Episode Title: “As It Happened: John F. Kennedy 50 Years”
Start Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Online Stream: CBS.com