Military Channel and DISH present Capturing Oswald screening

Photo courtesy of Sixth Floor Museum

To mark the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the Military Channel and DISH will honor the retirees of the Dallas Police Department who were responsible for the capture of Lee Harvey Oswald with a free premiere screening of Capturing Oswald. The screening will take place at the historic Texas Theatre where Oswald was captured one night before its world television premiere.

In the film, Jim Leavelle, the homicide detective who was handcuffed to Oswald when Jack Ruby shot him, and ther retired DPD detectives and officers, eyewitness and journalists come together to provide a collective, detailed account of the DPD investigation that had JFK’s assassin in custody within 90 minutes of the shooting. Some of them haven’t spoken publicly in years about the tragic events that unfolded on that fateful day, and the tumultuous manhunt that followed.

Following the screening, three surviving members of the police – including Leavelle – will take part in an in-depth panel discussion moderated by Gary Mack, curator of the Sixth Floor Museum. The participants include:

· Jim Leavelle, Homicide Detective (Ret.), Dallas Police Department
· Ray Hawkins, Investigator (Ret.), Dallas Police Department
· Paul McCaghren, Lieutenant (Ret.), Dallas Police Department
· John Brewer, eyewitness, shoe store manager
· Jim Ewell, Reporter (Ret.), Dallas Morning News
· Kate Griendling, co-producer, Capturing Oswald
· Alan Martin, director, Capturing Oswald



Texas Theatre
231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208


Admission is free.
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