Starting this week, SiriusXM is commemorating the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a series of special programming that pays homage to the late president with exclusive broadcasts featuring veteran journalists, interviews, memories and eye-witness accounts from this pivotal event in U.S. history. As an addition to the special programming throughout various channels, SiriusXM will launch a special weekend-long pop-up channel, JFK: 50 Years Later, pulling in exclusive programming from multiple channels – making it your one-stop shop for all things JFK.
Special programming includes:
JFK: 50 Years Later
Premiering 11/22 at 6 am ET through 11/25 at 6 am ET on Ch. 108
This special channel will run through the weekend, featuring a variety of programming that aired throughout the week across multiple SiriusXM channels. To mark the anniversary of Kennedy’s death, the channel will feature interviews from well-know public figures including Oliver Stone, Dan Rather, Chris Matthews, Sarah Palin and Dick Gregory. There will also be special broadcasts of two events from the Newseum in Washington, DC and a special feature from revered journalist Sid Davis – Inside Media: Covering the Kennedy Assassination - as well as CNN’s Jake Tapper with Eyewitness to History, former Secret Service agent Clint Hill and Bob Schieffer.
Airing all week on POTUS
SiriusXM hosts including Martha Stewart, Bob Edwards, Joe Madison, Dr. Laura, Cousin Brucie and Fran Tarkenton will share their personal reflections from fifty years ago–the moment they heard the news.
Martha Stewart on JFK’s assassination: “It was horribly shocking and horrible said.”
Cousin Brucie on JFK’s assassination: “I sat there for I don’t know how long.”
Morning Briefing and Midday Briefing
Airing all week on POTUS
Tim Farley will offer insights and analysis of this historic day. Interviews will include: James L. Swanson, author of End of Days: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy; Chris Matthews, author of Jack Kennedy, Elusive Hero; Jeff Greenfield, author of If Kennedy Lived and Dr. Larry Sabato, author of The Kennedy Half Century.
Inside Media: Covering the Kennedy Assassination
Airing 11/19 at 1 pm ET on POTUS
Rebroadcasts 11/20 at 9 pm ET, 11/23 at 3 pm ET and 11/24 at 11 am ET
Live from Washington DC’s Newseum, veteran journalist Sid Davis discusses Lyndon B. Johnson’s swearing in on Air Force One. Davis was one of the only reporters to have an eye-witness account of this moment.
The Newseum’s Eyewitness to History
Airing 11/22 at 1 pm ET on POTUS
Rebroadcasts 11/23 at 12 pm and 8 pm ET and 11/24 at 6 pm ET
CNN’s Jake Tapper interviews veteran journalist Bob Schieffer and former Secret Service agent Clint Hill – recounting JFK’s assassination in detail.
The Press Pool with Julie Mason
Airing 11/22 at 3 pm ET on POTUS
Julie Mason has exclusive interviews with authors Kitty Kelley, Bill Muntagloio and Thurston Clarke – who have all focused on JFK for their books. Kelley has written Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedy’s; Muntagloio has written Dallas 1963; while Clarke has written JFK’s Last 100 Days.
The Michael Smerconish Program
Airing 11/22 at 11 am ET on POTUS
On a special edition of the program, Smerconish honors JFK’s life and legacy. This edition will feature exclusive interviews with former Governor Jesse Ventura (author of They Killed Our President) and authors Jeff Greenfield (author of If Kennedy Lived), Howard Willens (member of the Warren Commission and author of History Will Prove Us Right), Larry Sabato (author of The Kennedy Half Century), Roger Stone (author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ) and Gerald Posner (author of Case Closed).
The Press Pool with Julie Mason
Airing all week 3 pm ET on POTUS
All week Mason will be featuring exclusive interviews with important figures including Kitty Kelley, author of Capturing Camelot: Stanley Tretick’s Iconic Images of the Kennedys; Bill Minutaglio, author of Dallas 1963 and Thurston Clarke, author of JFK’s Last 100 Days.
The Bob Edwards Show
Starting on 11/20 at 6 am ET on SiriusXM Public Radio
Rebroadcasts every day at 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 8 pm ET.
Edwards explores the life and legacy of our nation’s 35th president with longtime CBS News correspondent/former RFK speechwriter Jeff Greenfield, author of the new book If Kennedy Lived. On Friday’s edition, Edwards chats with Los Angeles Times columnist Doyle McManus about JFK. He’ll also welcome PBS anchor Jim Lehrer to discuss his new novel Top Down. Edwards will also pay tribute to Lee White, who worked with JFK in his Senate office and later in the White House as the president’s assistant special counsel.
Stand Up! with Pete Dominick JFK Week
Airing all week at 6 pm ET on Indie
This entire week, Dominick examines the life and death of President John F. Kennedy. He’ll dive into everything about his prominent family, presidency, assassination and the enduring impact of an American icon. Special guests on the show will include director Oliver Stone; Director of UVA’s Center for Politics Larry Sabato; and economist/author Jeffrey Sachs.
Joe Madison and Dan Rather
Airing 11/22 at 8:20 am ET on SiriusXM Urban View
Madison (‘The Black Eagle’) will talk to Dan Rather about his personal, behind-the-scenes account of President Kennedy’s Dallas visit. They’ll discuss the sequence of events involving reporting Kennedy’s death and how he became the first press member to confirm it to CBS News – approximately 20 minutes before the official announcement from the White House.
The Wilkow Majority
Airing 11/22 at 12 pm ET on SiriusXM Patriot
On this special edition of The Wilkow Majority, Wilkow will share his JFK special interviews with guests including former Dallas deputy sheriff Gene Boone; eyewitness James Tague (whose proximity to the President’s motorcade was so close he was hit by bullet fragments); former WFAA radio reporter Pierce Allman and former Dallas Morning News reporter Hugh Aynesworth.
Sarah Palin interview
Airing 11/22 at 9 pm ET on SiriusXM Patriot
On this special encore presentation, Breitbart News Executive Chairman, Stephen K. Bannon interviews Sarah Palin as part of his JFK special.
Make it Plain
Airing 11/21 at 6 pm ET and 11/22 at 6 pm ET on SiriusXM Progress
Mark Thompson interviews special guests including: longtime civil rights activist/comedian Dick Gregory, Mark Lane, author of the landmark books Rush to Judgment and Plausible Denial; Lamar Waldron, author of The Hidden History of the JFK Assassination and Abraham Bolden—the first African-American presidential Secret Service agent.
Maggie Linton Show
Weekdays at 10 am ET on Urban View
Maggie Linton talks with Jesse Ventura on JFK’s assassination.