All Weekend, Every Weekend. On C-SPAN3.

Lee Harvey Oswald Shooting

Lee Harvey Oswald's Mug Shot

Lee Harvey Oswald's Mug Shot

Dallas, Texas
Monday, December 24, 2012

The Sixth Floor Museum in Dallas hosts five eyewitnesses of the Lee Harvey Oswald shooting, including news reporters and the police detective who was handcuffed to the prisoner. Oswald was suspected of killing President Kennedy and was being transported to the Dallas courthouse when Jack Ruby shot him in the basement of the police department on November 24, 1963. Oswald died hours later. Panelists discuss their experiences from that day and talk about the impact of the event on the media and on their lives.

From the Collections of The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza
KRLD-TV footage, KDFW Collection
George Reid Film, George Reid Collection
KLIF Radio footage, Steve Eberhart Collection

Additional Footage and Images
WBAP-TV footage, Courtesy KXAS-TV/NBC5-Dallas Fort Worth
Oswald shooting photographs, Courtesy Bob Jackson

Updated: Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 12:40pm (ET)

Related Events

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza and President Kennedy Assassination
Friday, February 3, 2012     

The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza is located in what was once the Texas School Book Depository in Dallas, the building from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Museum curator Gary Mack spoke to a tour group led by historian Richard Norton Smith about how the museum presents the information about the assassination and ensuing investigations.

The Presidency: Assassination of President Kennedy
Tuesday, December 25, 2012     

In the years since President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas on November 22, 1963, numerous theories have surfaced about who shot the president and why. In this program, authors David Wrone, Gerald McKnight, David Kaiser and Max Holland dispute each others findings about what really happened in Dallas in 1963.

AHTV: Max Holland on the Kennedy Assassination
Saturday, February 13, 2010     

Journalist Max Holland speaks about his book The Kennedy Assassination Tapes, published by Knopf. He discusses the transcripts of Lyndon Johnson's conversations regarding the Kennedy Assassination, the ensuing Warren Commission, and its aftermath. After his presentation, Mr. Holland answers questions from members of the audience.

The Shooting of Lee Harvey Oswald
Saturday, August 6, 2011     

Former homicide detective James Leavelle looks back at the morning Lee Harvey Oswald was shot by Jack Ruby in Dallas, Texas, on November 24, 1963. At the time of the shooting Oswald was in police custody on suspicion of assassinating President John F. Kennedy two days earlier. Mr. Leavelle was Oswald’s police escort when Jack Ruby killed him in the midst of police, reporters, and live television cameras.

Recorded History of the U.S. Congress
Sunday     

2014 marks the 225th anniversary of the first meeting of the U.S. Congress at Federal Hall in New York City. As part of the annual meeting of the Society for History in the Federal Government, past and present House and Senate historians came together to discuss the state of congressional history. They explored current projects to retrieve old records from individual members of Congress as well as the many differences between the first Congress and Congress today. 

American Artifacts: Making & Breaking Secret Codes
Sunday     

American History TV visits the National Cryptologic Museum - located on the campus of the National Security Agency, just north of Washington, DC - to learn about the making and breaking of secret codes, and their role in U.S. history. This two-part program includes a look at the breaking of the German “Enigma” code and the Japanese diplomatic and naval codes in World War II. 

Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War
Sunday     

Historian J. Lee Thompson discusses Theodore Roosevelt’s views on World War I and his reaction to President Woodrow Wilson’s neutrality policy. Roosevelt’s four sons served in the military during the war – his youngest, a pilot named Quentin, was shot down and killed over France in 1918. Roosevelt never recovered from his son’s death and died six months later in January 1919. Thompson is a Lamar University professor and author of Never Call Retreat: Theodore Roosevelt and the Great War.

Reel America: "Suicide: The Unheard Cry" 1968
Sunday     

This dramatized training film portrays five different types of suicidal personalities so that warning signs can be spotted and help offered before it is too late. Following the 44 minute film, a 10 minute portion of a 2012 C-SPAN Washington Journal regarding the continuing problem of military suicide is shown.

History of Fort Myers, Florida
Sunday     

C-SPAN's Local Content Vehicles take American History TV on the road. We feature the history of Fort Myers, Florida over the weekend of April 19-21. 

Lectures in History: Jews in the Progressive Era
Saturday     

Georgetown University Professor Jonathan Ray looks at the lives of American Jews in the Progressive Era, including questions about Jewish assimilation into the wider American culture. He discusses Jewish support of socialism and organized labor, as well as issues of discrimination against Jews in the workplace and in society. He also examines ethnic, racial and religious differences within the Jewish community itself. 

Share This Event Via Social Media
C-SPAN on Twitter (late 2012)
Questions? Comments? Email us at AmericanHistoryTV@c-span.org