NEW YORK--FOX News Channel (FNC) will present the Emmy-nominated film “Killing Kennedy” during Thanksgiving weekend on Sunday, November 30th from 9-11PM/ET. Prior to the two-hour feature, Bill O’Reilly will host a special edition of The O’Reilly Factor from 8-9PM/ET to preview the film, including special guests actor Rob Lowe, co-author of the book Martin Dugard, FOX Business Network’s Don Imus and FNC’s Bill Hemmer for 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. Played by Emmy award-winning actor 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 a record 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 news commentators today. 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. According to Nielsen Media Research, The O’Reilly Factor currently averages nearly three million viewers and trumps MSNBC, CNN and HLN combined in both dayparts.
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