JFK: The Smoking Gun is the culmination of detective Colin McLaren’s four-year investigation into the President’s assassination. SBS ONE broadcasts the world premiere before its much-anticipated release in the US and Canada.
McLaren gathered the evidence, studied 10,000 pages of transcripts, discovered the witnesses the Warren Commission failed to call, and uncovered the exhibits and testimonies that were hidden until now. The documentary claims that what he has found is far more outrageous than any conspiracy theory.
SBS Director of Television Tony Iffland said: “SBS is proud to be a partner in this important project that kicks of our commemorative JFK season. It’s a documentary that changes our understanding of one of the most significant events of the 20th century. It’s extraordinary to see Australians cracking the JFK case wide open.”
One of Australia’s most celebrated homicide detectives, Colin McLaren, uncovers the shocking truth about who really killed US President John F. Kennedy in JFK: The Smoking Gun, a new documentary co-commissioned by SBS.
Kicking off SBS’s JFK season in the lead up to the 50th anniversary of his death, JFK: The Smoking Gun sees McLaren using ballistics, forensic evidence, eyewitness accounts and buried testimonies to prove that the fatal gunshot came from a Secret Service agent riding in the car behind the president.
McLaren also reveals the Secret Service cover-up that followed JFK’s assassination, using exhibits and interviews that have been previously hidden.
JFK: The Smoking Gun is a co-commission between SBS, Discovery Channel Canada and Reelz Channel (US). It is co-produced by Cordell/Jigsaw/Zapruder (Australia) and Muse Entertainment (Canada), and directed by Australian Malcolm McDonald.
8.30pm Sunday, 3 November SBS ONE.