JFK documentary series to make world premiere at historic Dallas theater
In advance of the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, National Geographic will host the world premiere of its new documentary series, JFK: One Day in America , at the historic Texas Theatre on Tuesday, October 17.
The three-part series is the second installment in National Geographic's One Day in America franchise, which started in 2021 with a six-part series on 9/11.
Made by Emmy Award-winning 72 Films and David Glover along with Academy Award-winning filmmakers Dan Lindsay and T.J. Martin, the series is a comprehensive account of that tragic moment in American history and the ripples that followed.
Done in official collaboration with The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, the docuseries weaves archival footage — some colorized for the first time — with key testimony from the last surviving witnesses to create an immersive, minute-by-minute examination of the pivotal day that forever changed history.
Among the notables who will be on hand at the premiere will be documentary participant Peggy Simpson, the only female Associated Press journalist at the time of the assassination, who was also a witness to the shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald.
The location of the premiere, Texas Theatre, is, of course, no accident, as it was where Oswald was arrested on that fateful day.
All episodes of the series will premiere on National Geographic on November 5, and will stream on Disney+ and Hulu the following day.