13 episodes

Who Killed JFK? For 60 years, we are still asking that question. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination, legendary filmmaker Rob Reiner teams up with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien to tell the history of America’s greatest murder mystery. They interview CIA officials, medical experts, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, eyewitnesses and a former Secret Service agent who, in 2023, came forward with groundbreaking new evidence. They dig deep into the layers of the 60-year-old question ‘Who Killed JFK?’, how that question has shaped America, and why it matters that we’re still asking it today.

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Who Killed JFK? For 60 years, we are still asking that question. In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination, legendary filmmaker Rob Reiner teams up with award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien to tell the history of America’s greatest murder mystery. They interview CIA officials, medical experts, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, eyewitnesses and a former Secret Service agent who, in 2023, came forward with groundbreaking new evidence. They dig deep into the layers of the 60-year-old question ‘Who Killed JFK?’, how that question has shaped America, and why it matters that we’re still asking it today.

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    "Shots Have Been Fired"

    "Shots Have Been Fired"

    Who wanted the president dead? And is the unexpected murder of the lead suspect the first clue in the answer to this mystery? Our hosts, Rob Reiner and Soledad O’Brien, discuss why the question “Who Killed JFK?” endures in the American imagination 60 years later. Did President Kennedy have a target on his back when he transformed from ‘Cold Warrior’ to global peacemaker? 
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    • 38 min
    The Investigations

    The Investigations

    Was there a coverup? The Warren Commission published a report in 1964 that claimed Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole gunman. But over a decade later, the House Select Committee on Assassinations claimed that President Kennedy was killed as the result of a ‘conspiracy.’ Why the conflicting results? With revelations over the last 60 years, flaws in both investigations are exposed.
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    • 36 min
    Forensics

    Forensics

    What does the forensic evidence reveal? We start at the scene of the crime, move to the hospital and end with the strange autopsy. And with breaking news from one of Kennedy’s Secret Service Agents, the Single Bullet Theory will finally be put to rest.

    A big thank you to The 6th Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and WFAA TV Collection.


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    • 33 min
    The Patsy

    The Patsy

    Who was Lee Harvey Oswald? We dig deep into Oswald’s story. Starting with his childhood, talking directly to people who knew him, we explore his time in the military and his curious defection to the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War. Was he just a disgruntled ex-Marine, a lone wolf who wanted to take down a president? Or was he part of something bigger?
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    • 32 min
    The Wilderness of Mirrors

    The Wilderness of Mirrors

    What did Oswald mean when he uttered the now-famous words “I’m just a Patsy!”, just hours before he was murdered? To begin to understand what those words mean, we step into the ‘Wilderness of Mirrors’ to see the world of counterintelligence through the eyes of James Jesus Angleton – a man known as “The Poet Spy.” In the Wilderness, confusion is a key weapon. We’ll trace Oswald’s steps from his return from the Soviet Union to his activities in New Orleans in the summer of 1963. 
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    • 34 min
    The Lead Up

    The Lead Up

    Who is Richard Case Nagell, and why did he mysteriously rob a bank two months before President Kennedy was assassinated? We’ll continue to follow Oswald’s movements, including how he got a job in a building that overlooked the President’s motorcade route. We’ll discuss a CIA plan that might be the smoking gun. The plan that exposes the conspiracy: Operation Northwoods.
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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
4.1K Ratings

4.1K Ratings

Vegas Story ,

Clear and present danger

The show not only makes the complicated connections to the guilty parties, but brings the receipts in the form of recorded interviews from the past and present, documents and Warren Commission omissions. Superb job in explaining motives as well.

takerfan4 ,

This Show Sparked Something In Me

It wasn’t until this podcast that I began taking a much deeper dive into the JFK assassination story. It happened before I was born, but I’ve not listened to as detailed of a podcast on it as this one. It certainly ignited me to keep digging deeper and finding out more and more. I think Rob and Soledad did an outstanding job with this series, and I only wish they had done more episodes.

njjeff201 ,

JFK

This is long overdue. Instead of the Government telling the public who/how our beloved President was killed they are hiding us from the truth. Thank you Rob for bringing this to us. I’ve come to the conclusion I will never hear the truth.

Wonderful presentation. Leaves me wanting more. Problem is the more I look into it it only seems to raise more questions. Dorothy Killgalens murder is never brought up in many movies. One theory I heard was JFK was put into the trunk of the car & switched with Tippit who supposedly was a ‘dead ringer’ of JFK.

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