American Experience

Season 20 Episode 1

Oswald's Ghost

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Aired Monday 9:00 PM Jan 14, 2008 on PBS
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Oswald's Ghost
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A re-examination of the JFK assassination and the subsequent investigations that led to a mistrust of the government's explanations of the act.
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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Always doubting the Warren Commission's findings, Lyndon Johnson initially believed that either certain South Vietnamese officials or Fidel Castro operatives had been behind the assassination.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Tom Hayden (60s activist): The impression is that we're facing power structures or conspiratorial cliques that apparently will stop at nothing. This has become incorporated into a new understanding about how power works in America.

    • NOTES (3)

      • This episode was nominated for a 2008 Primetime Emmy (Exceptional Merit In Nonfiction Filmmaking).

      • This 90 minute installment has no narration and is made up of archival clips and the comments of living witnesses and analysts of the events.

      • Among voices heard in this episode are comments from historians and news reporters, as well as interviews with notables such as Norman Mailer, Tom Hayden, Gary Hart, and Dan Rather.

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