Assassinated: The Last Days of King & Kennedy (1998)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Biography, Politics & Government, Social History  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Oliver Stone is the executive producer of this political documentary recalling the idealism, struggles, and turmoil of 1968 when two visionary American leaders promised hope but were slain within months of each other. After opening with Robert Kennedy on April 4, 1968 telling people in Indianapolis about Martin Luther King's murder in Memphis, the film looks back on the lives of both during the '60s, through interviews with friends, associates, and family members. When King was killed, a dream for the future was passed to RFK. During a 1967 Mississippi trip, RFK had an emotional reaction to the conditions in which poor black children lived. News footage and photos sketch in the backdrop of the '60s. By the end of 1968, with both men gone, the dream turned to despair. This two-hour film premiered April 5, 1998 on TBS.

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America, assassination, Black [race], Civil-Rights, Equal-Rights, leader, politics, President