CBS Anchor Walter Cronkite and President John F. Kennedy. (PHOTO: PBS)
This program tells the story of two men: one, the president of the United States — shot in Dallas and rushed to Parkland hospital, his fate unknown — the other, respected CBS anchor Walter Cronkite, knowing he had to get the story right amid the uncertainties of that tragic day. Narrated by George Clooney and featuring an interview with President Bill Clinton, the special recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the New York CBS Newsroom from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1:00 p.m. CST. The program features moving memories from the producers, writers and reporters who were there on the day, including Dan Rather, Bob Schieffer, Marvin Kalb and Marianne Means.
Secrets of the Dead: One PM Central Standard Time, Wednesday at 10 p.m. on PBS 6.
Following Secrets of the Dead
Wednesday at 11 p.m., “Lyndon B. Johnson: Succeeding Kennedy” presents a comprehensive look at the life and legacy of the 36th president. Through interviews with experts and witnesses, and a wealth of iconic and rarely seen archival material, the program explores the policies of the straight-talking Texan unexpectedly thrust into the presidency following John F. Kennedy's assassination.