The JFK assassination mystery will finally be solved Thursday night, November 20, when Newsmax TV airs a new documentary featuring the “confessed killer” of the 35th President of the United States of America. At least, that’s according to Newsmax, the conservative online news site that launched its own TV news channel in June, in hopes of competing with Fox News for politically conservative viewers.
President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in an open-top limousine through Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963. This coming Saturday will mark the 51st anniversary of the tragedy — and of a crime that has never been officially solved.
One suspect, 24-year-old ex-Marine Lee Harvey Oswald, was arrested following the assassination. But Oswald insisted that he was innocent and “only a patsy” in the assassination, before he was also assassinated on national television two days after the JFK assassination, by an organized-crime connected nightclub owner, Jack Ruby.
A panel appointed by Kennedy’s successor, Lyndon Johnson, and headed by then-Supreme Court Chief Justice Earl Warren concluded that Oswald was, in fact, Kennedy’s lone assassin, and that no conspiracy existed in the JFK assassination — or, in fact, in Oswald’s own brazen murder by Ruby.
But critics immediately found fault with the Warren Commission investigation, and conspiracy theories of the JFK assassination have persisted for the past half-century. In 1978, 14 years after the Warren Commission issued its final report, a new congressional investigation by the House Select Committee on Assassinations found that indeed, there was a second gunman firing at President Kennedy in Dallas, and that the assassination was the result of a conspiracy after all.
But the House committee named no names, other than Oswald’s.
Newsmax TV has not yet identified the “confessed killer” who will be revealed in its documentary titled I Killed JFK — or any other details about the supposed revelations in the documentary.
“Until now, no one has ever confessed to the murder of JFK, and most people still believe that Lee Harvey Oswald was the killer. After the world sees this special, I am confident that the greatest mystery of our generation will finally be solved,” the film’s executive producer, Barry Katz, told the Newsmax site.
Newsmax TV is not yet widely available via cable, but can be seen on the satellite services DirecTV (Channel 349) and Dish Network (Channel 223), and is also available on the web and via the Roku streaming media player.
The Newsmax JFK assassination documentary is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. Eastern Time on November 20.