Death of a President: The Kennedy Assassination Remembered On AMI Audio documentary this Sunday on Contact

Part One of Death of a President: The Kennedy Assassination Remembered On AMI Audio documentary this Sunday on Contact

(Nov. 15, 2013) Toronto – Tune in this Sunday when AMI-audio presents part one of a Contact documentary on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy.

Death of a President: The Moment and the Controversy, reflects on the events of that day and the controversy that swirls about the crime five decades later.

Part one will air Sunday, November 17th at 7 pm and 10 pm will focus on the months and days leading up to JFK’s fateful trip to Dallas. With the help of authors Thurston Clarke (JFK’s Last Hundred Days), Steve Davis (co-author of Dallas 1963), Vince Palamara (Survivor’s Guilt: The Secret Service and the Failure to Protect President Kennedy) investigative journalists Anthony Summers (Not In Your Lifetime) and Dan Moldea (The Hoffa Wars) along with Abraham Bolden, the first ever African-American Secret Service agent to be assigned to a presidential detail, Contact tracks the events of November 22, 1963, right until the shots are fired.

Catch part two at a special time on Friday, November 22 at 11 am and 7 pm – the 50th anniversary of the JFK assassination. The shock and horror of the shooting, the race to the hospital and the unexpected tragedy bestowed upon the US are explored with the help of authors including Jefferson Morley, journalist and moderator of the blog,, Barry Ernest (The Girl On The Stairs) and Gerald Posner (Case Closed).

The series will conclude with part three on Sunday, November 24 at 7 pm as AMI Contact investigates the controversy surrounding the Kennedy assassination for five decades – was there a conspiracy and did the untimely death of JFK ultimately change the course of American history? We interview Howard Willens, one of the few surviving members of the 1964 Warren Commission investigation, Joan Mellen, who worked on New Orleans’ DA Jim Garrison’s investigation and Robert Blakey, chief counsel of the 1978 House Select Committee on Assassinations, which concluded there was a conspiracy in Dallas.

Don’t miss this exclusive look at one of the most shocking events in American history, with Death of a President: The Moment and the Controversy. Hear more. Learn more. This Sunday at 7 p.m. and make Contact …on AMI Audio.

AMI-audio can be accessed on the Secondary Audio Program of CBC Newsworld; on Bell Aliant (ch 988), Bell (ch 049), Cogeco-Ontario (ch 596), Compton (ch 088); Eastlink (ch 394), MTS (ch 704), Novus (ch 889), Rogers (ch 196), Sasktel (ch 555), Shaw (Cable) (ch 889), Shaw Direct-Advanced (ch 288), Shaw Direct-Classic (ch 825), Source Cable (ch 110), Tbaytel (IPTV) (ch 1112), Telus (ch 889) and Westman (ch 889) and at

For more information, please contact Paul Daniel, Producer-Specialty Programs, at 647-729-0965 or by email at


After its original broadcast, all Contact programs are posted on our Audio Archive.

About vincepalamara

Vincent Palamara was born in Pittsburgh and graduated from Duquesne University with a degree in Sociology. Although not even born when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, Vince brings fresh eyes to an old case. In fact, Vince would go on to study the largely overlooked actions - and inactions - of the United States Secret Service in unprecedented detail, as well as achieving a world's record in the process, having interviewed and corresponded with over 80 former agents (the House Select Committee on Assassinations had the old record of 46 with a 6 million dollar budget and subpoena power from Congress), not to mention many surviving family members, White House aides, and even quite a few Parkland and Bethesda medical witnesses for a corresponding project. The result was Survivor's Guilt: The Secret Service & The Failure To Protect President Kennedy. Vince is also the author of the books JFK: From Parkland To Bethesda, The Not-So-Secret Service, Who's Who in the Secret Service, and Honest Answers about the Murder of President John F. Kennedy: A New Look at the JFK Assassination. All told, Vince has been favorably mentioned in over 140 JFK and Secret Service related books to date (including two whole chapters in Murder in Dealey Plaza, The Secret Service: The Hidden History Of An Enigmatic Agency by Philip Melanson, and the Final Report of the Assassination Records Review Board, among many others), often at length, in the bibliographies, and in the Secret Service - and even medical evidence - areas of these works. Vince has appeared on the History Channel's THE MEN WHO KILLED KENNEDY (VHS and DVD), C-SPAN, Newsmax TV, A COUP IN CAMELOT (DVD/BLU RAY), KING KILL '63, THE MAN BEHIND THE SUIT (DVD), National Geographic's JFK: THE FINAL HOURS (including on DVD), PCN, BPTV, local cable access television, YouTube, radio, newspapers, print journals, at national conferences, and all over the internet. Also, Vince's original research materials, or copies of said materials, are stored in the National Archives (by request under Deed Of Gift by the ARRB), the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, the Assassination Archives and Research Center, and the Dallas Public Library. Vince Palamara has become known (as he was dubbed by the History Channel in 2003) "the Secret Service expert." As former JFK Secret Service agent Joe Paolella proclaimed: "You seem to know a lot about the Secret Service, maybe even more than I do!" Agent Dan Emmett calls Vince a Secret Service expert in his new book.
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