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PBS Int’l sells “Cold Case JFK”

The PBS 'Nova' special Cold Case JFK, which re-opens the investigation into President John F. Kennedy's assassination, has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia, Denmark and Canada.
August 26, 2013

The PBS ‘Nova’ special Cold Case JFK, which re-opens the investigation into President John F. Kennedy’s assassination, has been sold to broadcasters in Scandinavia, Denmark and Canada.

PBS International has sold the JFK anniversary special to networks including SBS in Australia, RTS in Switzerland, NRK in Norway, TVI in Portugal, Canal Once in Mexico, CBC ‘Newsworld’ and SRC‐RDI in Canada, and EBS and MBN in the Middle East.

Using new technology and science, combined with archival footage and expert interviews, Cold Case JFK attempts to recreate the president’s assassination in 1963 and the Warren Commission’s investigation.

Some of the forensic evidence used in the special include 3D laser scans that reconstruct the crime scene and bullet trajectories, a virtual autopsy of JFK’s body, and a new ballistic Doppler radar.

Cold Case JFK is a fast-paced, science‐in‐action documentary that features cutting edge technology to help us understand the assassination of one of America’s most beloved leaders,” says Tom Koch, VP of PBS International. “It is the perfect combination of science-meets-history, which buyers are finding is a great fit for anniversary line-ups.”

 

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