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American Experience; Oswald’s Ghost


DVD/Festival Master. With Festival packaging. Dolby E on 3&4.

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American Experience
Oswald’s Ghost
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Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

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The assassination of President Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, left a psychic wound on America that remains today. Few Americans then or now accept that a lone, inconsequential gunman could bring down a president and alter history. That event gave rise to a culture of conspiracy that points to sinister forces at work in the shadows. This film features interviews with authors Norman Mailer and Edward J. Epstein, politician Gary Hart, news anchor Dan Rather, activist Tom Hayden, attorney Mark Lane and others. Drawing upon these interviews and rarely seen archival footage, "Oswald's Ghost" takes a fresh look at Kennedy's assassination, the public's reaction to the tragedy and the government investigations that led to a widespread loss of trust in the institutions that govern American society.



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Chicago: “American Experience; Oswald’s Ghost,” 07/02/2007, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 22, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E293404987844E4AB0FA9FC6BEBC5C5.
MLA: “American Experience; Oswald’s Ghost.” 07/02/2007. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 22, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E293404987844E4AB0FA9FC6BEBC5C5>.
APA: American Experience; Oswald’s Ghost. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_7E293404987844E4AB0FA9FC6BEBC5C5
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