The Day Kennedy Died

The Day Kennedy Died

The doctor who tried to save him. The Secret Service agent who was seconds too late. The man wrongly accused of his murder. And the woman who unwittingly sheltered an assassin. The death of JFK has inspired thousands of books and debates over the last 50 years, but the stories of the people there on that day have gone largely untold...until now. Experience November 22, 1963 as it has never been presented before, in this minute-by-minute account of that day, narrated by Academy Award-winner Kevin Spacey, and brought to life through rarely seen footage and rarely heard testimonies.

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Kennedy's Car

Shots are fired when the car turns off of Main Street. Kennedy is heard saying "My God, I am hit." Upon seeing her husband shot, Jackie Kennedy yells and cradles her mortally wounded husband.

Lee Harvey Oswald

When building supervisors of the Texas School Book Depository take roll call at 1PM CST, Oswald is the only employee missing. His "sniper's nest" is found on the 6th floor.

Abraham Zapruder

Standing on a concrete pedestal along Elm Street in Dealey Plaza, this private citizen unexpectedly captures John F. Kennedy's assassination with his home movie camera.

James Tague

Accidentally caught in a traffic jam caused by the president's motorcade right under the triple underpass, Tague was on his way to a lunch date with the woman who would become his wife.

Jeff Franzen

Standing on the edge of the grass area in the center of Dealey Plaza, Franzen is only six years old at the time. When shots ring out, his father quickly grabs him and protectively shields him.

Gene Boone

Boone is in front of the sheriff's office when the first shot is fired. By the time the third shot rings out, he runs across the west side of Houston Street and sees the ensuing chaos in the plaza.

  • Jeff Franzen

    Jeff Franzen

    Standing mere yards away from Kennedy's car, Franzen was just six years old when he saw the president shot.

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  • James Tague

    James Tague

    Injured in Dealey Plaza, Tague was unintentionally wounded from the ricochet of a bullet intended for Kennedy.

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  • Gene Boone

    Gene Boone

    This Dallas County Sheriff's Deputy was the person who found the rifle used by Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate JFK.

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The Day Kennedy Died

Explore the story of JFK's assassination told through the unheard testimonies of those who were there. Experience November 22, 1963 as it has never been presented before, narrated by Kevin Spacey.

Wesley Buell Frazier

Wesley Buell Frazier

Wesley Buell Frazier worked with Lee Harvey Oswald and was also arrested and accused of participating in the assassination. He was cleared of any wrongdoing, but has never fully recovered from the ordeal - or from the realization that he drove Oswald to work on the morning of the shooting.

Clint Hill

Clint Hill

Clint Hill was the Secret Service agent who famously jumped onto the back of the presidential limousine and grasped Jackie Kennedy's outstretched hand after the president was shot. Assigned to protect the First Lady, he held on to the car as it raced to Parkland Hospital and continued to serve her for the next year.

Dr. Robert McClelland

Dr. Robert McClelland

Dr. Robert McClelland is now the last surviving member of the clinical team that frantically tried to revive JFK at Parkland Hospital. He helped perform a tracheostomy on the President's neck and still has the bloodstained shirt he was wearing that day.

Phyllis Hall

Phyllis Hall

When Kennedy arrived at Parkland Hospital, Nurse Phyllis Hall received him and took him into the trauma room. She was the first to check his vital signs.

Sid Davis

Sid Davis

Sid Davis was a reporter covering JFK's Texas trip. He accompanied the president on all of his appointments, and on the day of the shooting he was there for breakfast in Fort Worth, the arrival at Love Field, the motorcade, and the frantic hours at Parkland Hospital. When Kennedy's body arrived at the White House later, he was also there, recording it all in a notebook he still has today.

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