A new nonfiction series premiering next week examines new evidence in the JFK assassination and explores new theories in an effort to determine whether Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. History rolled out plans for “JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald,” which premieres Tuesday, April 25.
The limited series will air in six parts.
“More than 2 million declassified government files offer new evidence about Lee Harvey Oswald’s activities in the weeks, months and years before the assassination of President John F. Kennedy with the last remaining documents scheduled for release later this year,” History notes in its announcement.
The series tracks former CIA agent Bob Baer and former LAPD police lieutenant Adam Bercovici on an independent global investigation into Oswald and the JFK assassination. The program wraps on Tuesday, May 30, during the week that would have marked JFK’s 100th birthday.
“Working alongside elite investigative experts and utilizing state-of-the-art analysis algorithms to examine these top secret files, Baer and his team travel to Moscow, Mexico City, New Orleans, Miami and Dallas to track down every lead and retrace Oswald’s steps with the goal of separating conspiracy theory from the truth,” the announcement notes. “While on the ground in Mexico, the team discovers new clues that suggest a deeper connection between Oswald and the Soviet KGB. Declassified documents reveal that Oswald met with the Cold War enemies of the United States, both Russia and Cuba, only eight weeks before JFK’s assassination.”
The announcement adds: “Following evidence from these declassified files, Baer’s investigation tracks down a former KGB agent and other eyewitnesses who, for the first time on camera, speak about personally meeting with Oswald only weeks before he changed the course of American history. Among the most compelling evidence are police documents that connect Oswald to a suspected ‘safe house’ in Dallas where he could have hidden after the assassination.”
“JFK Declassified: Tracking Oswald” is produced for History by Karga Seven Pictures. Sarah Wetherbee, Kelly McPherson, Emre Sahin, Tracy Bacal and Brian Skope are executive producers for Karga Seven Pictures. Jennifer Wagman and Stephen Mintz are executive producers for History.