Rob Lowe Gets Presidential in Killing Kennedy
Seattle Pi - over 4 years
[...] you'll find no conspiracy theories - not even a hint - in the ambitious National Geographic Channel film Killing Kennedy.
Based on the best-selling book by Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard, it lays blame for the assassination of JFK (played by Rob Lowe) squarely on Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar), a disgruntled ex-Marine with a psychopathic need to be noticed.
"[...] often with epic tragedies we want to believe there are larger forces at work - something grand and powerful and secretive - because the alternative is almost more frightening to accept," says Lowe, a lifelong JFK enthusiast.
Killing Kennedy tracks the lives of both victim and gunman, following JFK from his rise to the presidency through the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban missile crisis and on to Dallas in November 1963 for that doomed journey with wife Jackie (Ginnifer Goodwin).
"In terms of scope, cost and risk, this is the biggest project Nat Geo has ever attempted," says the channel's president, Howar...
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