JFK's assassination to be subject of '48 Hours' Feb. 5

January 17, 1992|By Newsday

TC CBS News will look at the 1963 assassination of John F. Kennedy on "48 Hours" Feb. 5. While Oliver Stone's controversial film "JFK" prompted the scheduling of the broadcast, CBS officials say they are not certain that Mr. Stone will be asked to participate, since it is not intended as a point-by-point refutation of Mr. Stone's film.

CBS News' last prime-time hour about the assassination aired in 1975, when its conclusions dovetailed with the Warren Commission's: that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone in killing the president. Dan Rather, "48 Hours" anchor, was CBS' reporter on the scene during the tragic event and its aftermath in Dallas.

In another CBS development, the network has asked executive producer Catherine Lasiewicz to prepare another four "Street Stories" (Thursday nights) to be added to the four originally ordered. That will take the Ed Bradley-anchored series, a "48 hours" spinoff that premiered earlier this month, into mid-April.

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