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“Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination”

Aug 27, 2013 at 8:32pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
The major motion picture PARKLAND explores the assassination of John Kennedy from perspectives never before seen: the doctors and nurses at the hospital, the boots-on-the-ground G-men at the FBI field office in Dallas, the family of Lee Harvey Oswald -- caught in their own metaphorical cross fire.
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“Presidents in Peril”

Aug 29, 2013 at 2:27pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Presidents in Peril
Here at The American Film Company, we've now made movies based on the two most famous assassinations in American history. And while the murders of Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy have always captured the nation's attention, many forget that there were two other presidents assassinated, not to mention "serious" attempts on several others:
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“Infamous by Association”

Aug 29, 2013 at 2:22pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Infamous by Association
One key storyline in PARKLAND examines the affect of Lee Harvey Oswald's infamous crime on his family, specifically his blue-collar brother Robert (played by James Badge Dale) and his more-than-eccentric mother, Marguerite (Jackie Weaver).
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“Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?”

Sep 4, 2013 at 7:13pm | Filed Under “Parkland

Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
It's the question that almost any person (of a certain age) can answer. Where were you when you learned that the President had been shot?
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“Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?”

Apr 20, 2011 at 9:41pm | Filed Under “The Conspirator

Mary Surratt - Guilty, Innocent, or does it matter?
Less than three months after her arrest at her boarding house on H Street in Washington City, Mary Surratt would be hanged for her role in John Wilkes Booth's murderous plot.
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  • DannoHanks
    09/11/2013 at 4:31pm


    I can't wait to see this film. I am the cousin of Malcolm MacGregor Kilduff, Jr. Assistant Presidential Press Secretary to Kennedy. He is the person who gave the world the news on that awful day. I watched his announcement live, just after being sworn in to join the Navy, I looked up to see my cousin on TV.
    Over the years, we talked about the event many times. Malcolm had a greater perspective then many that day, as he was in the car directly behind the President's, and he witnessed the swearing in of Johnson.
    Malcolm Kilduff was serving as acting White House spokesman for the first time on a presidential trip when he accompanied Kennedy to Dallas. At a hastily arranged news conference at Parkland Memorial Hospital on Nov. 22, 1963, he announced: ''President John F. Kennedy died at approximately 1 p.m., Central Standard Time, today here in Dallas. He died of a gunshot wound in the brain.'' A short time earlier, Malcolm Kilduff had broken the news to Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson and his wife, Lady Bird. Fearing a widespread plot against other top-ranking officials, Johnson ordered Malcolm to withhold the announcement of Kennedy's death until Johnson was safely aboard Air Force One. Malcolm Kilduff's place in the events of that day came by chance. Kennedy's main spokesman, Pierre E. Salinger, was with a group of cabinet members on a plane
    bound from Hawaii to Japan. He and his wife are buried in Arlington Cemetery, close to JFK.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • HistoryManiac
    09/10/2013 at 3:37pm


    Life isn't fair. You've heard that before, right? So is it surprising to any of us that the immediate family of someone associated with a crime be branded a villain? It's not fair, true, but it's reality. I bet there has been a precipitous decrease in the first name "Adolf" or the last name "Hitler" since the criminal by that name wreaked his havoc on the human race, and I bet his family was not loved. I regret that good people get a raw deal, but that's reality.

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  • Anna_Karenina
    09/10/2013 at 1:07am


    I read somewhere that Jackie took her wedding band off her finger and placed it on her husband's after he was pronounced dead at Parkland hospital. What a tender intimate moment - everyone had lost a president but she had just lost a husband.

    from Untold Stories from the JFK Assassination
  • Anna_Karenina
    09/10/2013 at 12:50am


    I was only 4 when JFK was assassinated, and although I don’t remember much from that age I can recall that day quite clearly. I was playing with my toys in the living room when my dad got home early – a rather unusual thing to happen. I remember my older sister coming home early from her elementary school – I thought she looked scared and I remember my mother comforting her. I guess everything was so out of norm that day that it got etched in my memory.

    from Where Were YOU When Kennedy Was Shot?
  • JohnnyAppleseed
    09/04/2013 at 8:13pm


    In my eighth grade classroom. Interestingly, my class was kept in the dark for several hours because my teacher had a heart condition - the rest of the staff was worried that if they surprised her with the news, she might have a heart attack! Once they finally broke the news to her, they sent us home along with the rest of the school. I remember watching the rest of the coverage with my mom on tv.

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“The Best American History Movies NEVER Made”

163 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

As we at the American Film Company have endeavored to turn American history into movies, I've been struck by how many amazing true stories have not been given the green light... More

“Historians View the Assassination”

87 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

In April of 1865 most northerners had little trouble discerning who was behind the assassination; they were convinced the Confederate government was involved. More

“Brig. Gen. Joseph Holt - His Role as Chief Prosecutor in the Military Tribunal”

73 commentsNov 17, 2009 at 4:00pm

Joseph Holt, a Kentucky lawyer and staunch Unionist, was confirmed by the Congress as President Lincoln's Judge Advocate General on September 3, 1862. This made Holt the top lawyer in the Army, and the principal legal advisor to Lincoln on all military legal matters. More

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