When taking a look through history, there are a few moments when people remember where they were when they heard something happened. The death of John F. Kennedy in Dallas was one of those moments.
Books are written on the subject, films have been made, and there are countless theories on what completely happened among classified documents and stories of missing and mishandled evidence.
With the intrigue comes an audience, and that is what Bill O’Reilly was counting on when he co-wrote "Killing Kennedy." For O’Reilly, Kennedy is one of a number of people throughout history that he has written about in is "Killing" series.
Fox News will present the Emmy-nominated film "Killing Kennedy" at 8 p.m. on Sunday.
Prior to the two-hour feature, Bill O’Reilly will host a special edition of "The O’Reilly Factor" at 7 p.m. to preview the film. Special guests include actor Rob Lowe, co-author of the book Martin Dugard, Fox Business Network’s Don Imus and FNC’s Bill Hemmer. The show will offer an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creative process that turned a dramatic moment in American history into a chart-topping book and feature film.
Based on the 2012 New York Times best-seller, "Killing Kennedy," by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, the story chronicles the historical narrative of the pivotal events surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. With Rob Lowe as President Kennedy and actor William Rothhaar as Lee Harvey Oswald, the movie opens in Washington D.C. in 1959 as Kennedy prepares to announce his presidential candidacy and Oswald is facing rejection of his citizenship in the U.S. embassy in Moscow.
The plot takes viewers through the popularity of President Kennedy and details the motives behind Oswald’s actions that ultimately led to one of the most shocking crimes of the twentieth century. Directed by Nelson McCormick and produced by Ridley Scott’s Scott Free Productions, the premiere of the film on the National Geographic Channel drew an audience of 3.4 million viewers and was nominated for three primetime Emmy awards.
Joining the network in 1996, O’Reilly continues to be one of the most provocative and frequently discussed television commentators. With five best-selling books and a memoir, his program continues to be the highest-rated program in cable news for 167 consecutive months in total viewers.
RATINGS WINNER: The last Sunday night of the sweep, it wasn’t the American Music Awards that drew in the most viewers. NBC’s "Sunday Night Football" with the Dallas Cowboys facing off against the New York Giants won the night with 19.7 million viewers.
The AMAs on ABC was third place on the night with an average of 11.6 million viewers. In fact, this year’s show – with performances from Lorde, Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, One Direction, Garth Brooks and Mary J. Blige, among others – was below last year’s audience of 12.9 million viewers. For being an event specifically created and aired for sweeps, the 16 percent slide is probably more than ABC was hoping for.
CBS’s primetime schedule was delayed a half hour due to NFL football overrun. That probably helped give "60 Minutes" a boost and around 18.4 million viewers, and second place on the evening.
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