Director Rob Reiner and journalist Soledad O’Brien have dug into the assassination of President John F. Kennedy — and they claim they have found evidence about who was really behind the killing.
Reiner and O’Brien are the co-hosts of “Who Killed JFK?”, a 10-part podcast series featuring interviews with authors, witnesses, CIA officials and forensic experts as part of their investigation into JFK’s assassination 60 years ago, on Nov. 22, 1963. The podcast also includes an interview with a former Secret Service agent who earlier this year came forward with “groundbreaking new evidence,” according to iHeartMedia, which is distributing the series.
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According to the duo, they have unearthed proof that Lee Harvey Oswald, who was charged with JFK’s assassination but claimed he was a “patsy,” did not act alone. Reiner claims there were U.S. government officials, including at the CIA, who were behind the plot to murder JFK and that President Lyndon B. Johnson participated in covering up the conspiracy. In the podcast’s trailer, Reiner also says that individuals who have attempted to expose the truth about JFK’s assassination were themselves killed.
“Sixty years ago President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in broad daylight on the streets of Dallas. To this day, it remains the greatest murder mystery in U.S. history,” Reiner said in a statement. “The American people deserve to know the truth of what happened on that fateful day. ‘Who Killed JFK?’ will take the listener on an evidenced-based journey to reveal that truth.”
O’Brien said, “Throughout the series, Rob and I revisit the 1960s, through pivotal moments like the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War and the Civil Rights Movement, to shine a light on where the great American divide started and through the lens of Kennedy’s assassination, we can understand how we’ve reached the pinnacle of political divisiveness in America today.”
The first episode of “Who Killed JFK?” premiered Wednesday, Nov. 8, with new segments to be released weekly. The series is distributed by iHeartMedia’s iHeartPodcast Network, available on the iHeartRadio app and all major podcast platforms.
Reiner, after starring in Norman Lear’s TV series “All in the Family,” has gone on to direct movies including “This Is Spinal Tap,” “Stand By Me,” “Misery,” “A Few Good Men,” “When Harry Met Sally” and “The Princess Bride.” His films also include “LBJ” starring Woody Harrelson and 2017’s “Shock and Awe,” which “exposed the lies that led to the U.S. invasion of Iraq,” according to his bio.
O’Brien has anchored shows on CNN, MSNBC, NBC and CBS. She currently anchors and produces “Matter of Fact With Soledad O’Brien,” a Hearst political TV magazine program, and is a correspondent for HBO Real Sports. Recent productions by her Soledad O’Brien Productions company include Peabody-Award winning documentary, “The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and streams on Peacock, and multipart series “Black and Missing,” which won the Independent Spirit and NAACP awards and streams on HBO.
Listen to the trailer for the podcast:
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