"Killing Kennedy" (TV movie) is an original factual drama on National Geographic Channel starring Emmy-award winning actor Rob Lowe in the iconic role of President John F. Kennedy. Based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, the film chronicles one of the most shocking events in American history, following two men from very different backgrounds on a collision course with fate.

The film begins in 1959, at major turning points for both the future president and his assassin. John F. Kennedy is in Washington, D.C., announcing his presidential candidacy, while Lee Harvey Oswald finds himself in the U.S. embassy in Moscow, renouncing his U.S. citizenship. These two events start both men — one a member of one of the United States' most wealthy and powerful families, the other a disillusioned former Marine and Marxist — on a cataclysmic track that would alter the course of history. Throughout we see their highs and lows, culminating in not one but two shocking deaths that stunned the nation.

The cast also includes Ginnifer Goodwin as much-loved first lady and American royalty, Jacqueline Kennedy, and Michelle Trachtenberg in her first Russian-speaking role as Marina Oswald. The stellar cast also includes Jack Noseworthy as Robert F. Kennedy, Francis Guinan as Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard Flood as Kenneth O'Donnell.

"Killing Kennedy" is directed by Nelson McCormick ("The West Wing," "ER," "Southland," "The Good Wife," "The Closer," "Prom Night," "The Stepfather") from a teleplay written by Kelly Masterson. Executive producing for Scott Free Productions are David Zucker and Mary Lisio. For National Geographic Channels, executive producers are Howard T. Owens, Noel Siegel, Charlie Parsons, Richard E. Wells and Teri Weinberg.

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Network: National Geographic Channel
Genre: Drama
Premiere Date: November 10, 2013
Production Company: Scott Free Productions

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