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VOA Media Premiere: Kennedy Legacy Special Showing Tuesday, November 19

A powerful new Voice of America documentary marking the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, premieres in a special showing at the VOA headquarters in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, November 19th, at 10:30 a.m.

The 30-minute program, John F. Kennedy: A Legacy Remembered, revisits one of the country’s darkest days through exclusive conversations with witnesses, journalists, historians, and family members. [video clip here]

The program features a rare interview with US Secret Service Agent Clint Hill, who jumped onto the back of President Kennedy’s limousine in the moments after he was shot in 1963.

“This special weaves together a poignant and powerful narrative of what the nation – and the world – experienced that fateful day,” says VOA Director David Ensor.

The film will also be shown in the Documentary Theater at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Friday, November 22nd, at 12 p.m. [more here]

The TV special includes interviews with Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, President Kennedy’s niece, who reflects on what her family and the country lost that day in Dallas, and CBS newsman Bob Schieffer, then a reporter for a Fort Worth newspaper, and historian Robert Dallek, who assesses JFK's place in history. Additional reporting comes from VOA journalists, including National Correspondent Jim Malone.

The film will begin airing around the world on VOA satellite streams starting November 20th.

Journalists or members of the public who would like to attend the special screening are invited to contact the VOA Public Relations office in Washington at (202) 203-4959, or write Kyle King at

Voice of America is located at 330 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, D.C., 20237. Visitors must have a valid picture ID and should use the C Street entrance.