‘Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy’
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TV specials about the Kennedy assassination

‘Letters to Jackie: Remembering President Kennedy’
The TLC two-hour TV special features Kirsten Dunst, Zooey Deschanel and John Krasinski and others reading letters sent to Jacqueline Kennedy in the months following the assassination.  (Paul Schutzer / Time Life Pictures / Getty Images)
‘JFK: The Smoking Gun’
The Reelz channel chronicles the efforts of veteran police detective Colin McLaren, who spent four years on a forensic cold-case investigation, gathering eyewitness testimony and examining the evidence. (Panagiotis Pantazidis / Muse Entertainment / Reelz Chann)
‘The Assassination of JFK (1963)’
Part of a 10-part CNN documentary series titled “The Sixties,” this film co-produced by Tom Hanks, pictured, explores the findings of the controversial Warren Commission and the effect of the assassination on the nation and American politics.  (Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images for BFI)
‘Killing Kennedy’
Starring Rob Lowe as President John F. Kennedy and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jackie Kennedy, this National Geographic Channel film was adapted from the non-fiction bestseller by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. (National Geographic Channels / Joey L)
‘The Day Kennedy Died’
This Smithsonian Channel special, narrated by Kevin Spacey, features archival footage and interviews with eyewitnesses.  (Jay L. Clendenin / Los Angeles Times)
‘Nova: Cold Case JFK’
In this PBS special, “Nova” scientists use forensic technology to examine the evidence. (Bettmann / CORBIS)
‘The Final Hours’
Narrated by actor Bill Paxton,who as an 8-year-old stood outside Kennedy’s Fort Worth hotel, the film recounts the president’s barnstorming trip across Texas and features interview with many of his admirers who came out to greet him. (Jason Merritt / Getty Images)
‘American Experience: JFK’
This PBS special deliberately skips over the events in Dealey Plaza, focusing instead on Kennedy’s life before the White House and his hectic 1,000 days in office.  (John F. Kennedy Presidential Library / PBS)
‘As It Happened: John F. Kennedy 50 Years’
CBS news anchor Bob Schieffer was a young police reporter on the night shift at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in November 1963. His brother woke him up with news that President Kennedy had died. Schieffer rushed into work and began reporting. He returns to the story in this CBS prime-time special.  (Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)