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National Geographic Channel is keeping Rob Lowe in the fold, enlisting their Killing Kennedy star to narrate the network’s new miniseries The ’90s: The Last Great Decade? The three-night event will dissect the decade’s highs and lows in politics, pop culture, and innovation.
Lowe starred as John F. Kennedy last fall in Nat Geo’s film about the president’s assassination, which became the network’s most-watched program. Earlier in 2013, he narrated The ’80s: The Decade That Made Us for NGC.
“No one has really examined the ’90s like this before, and I think viewers will be fascinated by the dramatic changes we’ve seen in even the small amount of time that’s passed since Y2K,” Lowe said in a press release for the series. READ FULL STORY
Leading up to the Nov. 10 premiere of its original movie Killing Kennedy starring Rob Lowe as JFK, the National Geographic Channel will debut a two-hour documentary titled JFK: The Final Hours narrated by Bill Paxton on Nov. 8. It features first-hand accounts from people who were among the last to interact with the president on the day of his assassination 50 years ago. Why is Paxton a fitting choice for narrator? He was actually among the crowd gathered in the parking lot of Fort Worth’s Hotel Texas, where Kennedy gave one of his last public speeches just hours before his death on Nov. 22, 1963. Paxton’s the child sitting on someone’s shoulders in the photo above. “I was eight years old that day, and I remember thinking it was like seeing a movie star,” Paxton says in the announcement. “There stood a man at the peak of his life and his career, but little did he or any of us know that in three hours he would be murdered in cold blood.”
In addition to restored footage shot by a White House film crew following Kennedy that day, JFK: The Final Hours features: READ FULL STORY
Based on the best-selling book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard, Nat Geo’s Killing Kennedy follows John F. Kennedy (Rob Lowe) and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar), in the final years of both their lives. And now, the first trailer for the TV movie shows Lowe behind the podium as Kennedy, delivering a speech about the “very dangerous and uncertain world” in which he lived.
The trailer also gives us glimpses of Ginnifer Goodwin as first lady Jacqueline Kennedy and Michelle Trachtenberg as Marina Oswald. And, of course, a first glimpse at the bullet shell that nobody saw coming.
Watch the trailer below:
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Gossip Girl and Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Michelle Trachtenberg looks the part of an early 1960s Texas housewife in Nat Geo’s Killing Kennedy. Below is a first-look pic of Trachtenberg playing Russian immigrant Marina Oswald, the wife of presidential assassin Lee Harvey Oswald (Will Rothhaar, also below). Killing Kennedy chronicles the final years of John F. Kennedy and Oswald and is based on the book by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard (previously, we posted pics of Rob Lowe as JFK and Ginnifer Goodwin as Jacqueline Kennedy). The film will debut in November.
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Alec Baldwin will be the on-air host for National Geographic’s weekly “Night of Exploration” programming block, the network announced today.
Baldwin will anchor programs that celebrate the “spirit of exploration,” kicking off with Crossing the Ice, a two-hour special that follows two Australian adventurers as they attempt to become the first to tackle the journey from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole and back, completely unassisted. Other upcoming episodes include Mystery Bear of the Arctic and Secrets of the Lost Gold. READ FULL STORY
The National Geographic Channel will premiere the feature-length film SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden on Nov. 4, two days before the presidential election. The film, which dramatizes the events surrounding the killing of Bin Laden and was originally produced by The Hurt Locker‘s Nicolas Chartier for a theatrical release, will then be available to Netflix members in the U.S. on Nov. 5.
Per the announcement, the deal arose after a discussion between NGC President Howard T. Owens and Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of The Weinstein Company, the distributor of the film, regarding the insight the movie provides into this moment in the War on Terror and American history. Noting that Weinstein is a supporter of President Obama, who greenlit the successful raid, the deal with Nat Geo (which is a joint venture between National Geographic and News Corporation’s Fox Cable Networks) could seem carefully timed to benefit the president at the polls. In a statement, National Geographic Channel denies that politics played any part in the deal: READ FULL STORY
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