Military Channel's CAPTURING OSWALD Provides New Insight Into JFK's Assassination from the Men Responsible for Capturing Lee

     Military Channel's CAPTURING OSWALD Provides New Insight Into JFK's
   Assassination from the Men Responsible for Capturing Lee Harvey Oswald,
        Including Jim Leavelle - a.k.a. "The Man in the White Stetson"

-- Co-Produced by Alan Martin and Kate Griendling, Granddaughter of Jim
Leavelle, CAPTURING OSWALD Premieres on the Military Channel on Tuesday,
November 12 at 10/9c --

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SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 28, 2013

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --To mark the 50^th
anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's assassination, retired homicide
detectives and officers from the Dallas Police Department (DPD) break their
silence about the events of November 22, 1963, in the Military Channel's
all-new documentary CAPTURING OSWALD. Many of them haven't spoken publicly in
years about the tragic events which unfolded on that fateful day but now, for
the first time ever, they come together to provide a collective, detailed
account of the DPD investigation that had JFK's alleged assassin in custody
within 90 minutes of the shooting. These deeply personal accounts of the
tumultuous 48 hours following JFK's untimely death are the focus of CAPTURING
OSWALD, a powerful one-hour documentary premiering Tuesday, November 12 at
10/9c only on the Military Channel. Co-produced by Kate Griendling, the
granddaughter of Jim Leavelle, who was the detective handcuffed to Lee Harvey
Oswald when Jack Ruby shot him, CAPTURING OSWALD provides unique access and a
fresh perspective on the all-out manhunt for Kennedy's killer.

"The heroism displayed by the Dallas Police Department during one of the most
defining moments in our country's recent history is often overshadowed by
political conspiracies," said Kevin Bennett, General Manager of Investigation
Discovery and Military Channel. "CAPTURING OSWALD takes a hard look at the
facts, explaining what really happened in the minutes, hours and days after
Kennedy's assassination through the eyes of the local law enforcement officers
on the ground and in the streets of Dallas. Without the help of modern
technology, these detectives and officers were able to put into play some of
the most brilliant police work our nation has ever seen, and Military Channel
is honored to tell their entire side of the story for the first time."

In just 88 minutes, the Dallas Police Department had solved the crime of the
century – detaining Lee Harvey Oswald. Yet, suspicions of a second gunman and
possible espionage left the department's reputation tarnished. Through the
collective participation of five former DPD officers and detectives essential
to the manhunt, along with key eyewitnesses, experts and journalists,
CAPTURING OSWALD reveals a detailed timeline of events from the first shot
fired at Kennedy to the last shot fired at Oswald.

Often referred to as "The Man in the White Stetson," Jim Leavelle was
handcuffed to Oswald when the suspect was unexpectedly shot and killed by Jack
Ruby, amid the media chaos trying to catch a glimpse of JFK's alleged
assassin. Photos from this horrific moment are etched into the collective
memory of the Kennedy assassination. In an intimate interview for CAPTURING
OSWALD, Leavelle recalls details of Oswald's first interrogation as well as
his final moments while en route to the hospital after being shot. He even
admits to telling his captain that he thought it was a bad idea to escort
Oswald through the basement and throngs of reporters, and recalls his
captain's response: "If you're so concerned Jim, you escort him."

Paul McCaghren, a lieutenant assigned to the pre-planning team that was
charged with securing the president's motorcade, faults several federal
agencies for withholding information from the DPD —including Oswald's
identity, threats he made against the United States, and the fact that his
place of employment was on the parade route.

Elmer Boyd was one of the first detectives to search the Texas School Book
Depository. In CAPTURING OSWALD, Boyd recalls the initial search of the
depository and one officer's brief run-in with the then unknown suspect Lee
Harvey Oswald.

In addition to Leavelle, McCaghren and Boyd, CAPTURING OSWALD features
interviews with the following principals:

  oHugh Aynesworth, Reporter, Dallas Morning News
  oJim Ewell, Reporter (Ret.), Dallas Morning News
  oJohn Brewer, Witness and Shoe Store Manager
  oJimmy W. Courson, Motorcycle Officer (Ret.), Dallas Police Department
  oRay Hawkins, Investigator (Ret.), Dallas Police Department
  oJack Davis, Detective (Ret.), Dallas Police Department
  oTemple Bowley, Witness and Dallas Citizen
  oDave Perry, JFK Assassination Consultant
  oOliver "Buck" Revell, Associate Deputy Director (Ret.), FBI

CAPTURING OSWALD makes its world premiere debut on Military Channel on
Tuesday, November 12 at 10/9c, with an encore presentation on the 50^th
anniversary of the assassination, Friday, November 22 at 10/9c.

CAPTURING OSWALD is produced for Military Channel by Discovery Studios with
Kate Griendling and Alan Martin as writers and co-producers, and Michael
Masland as executive producer. For Military Channel, Max Culhane is executive
producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Kevin Bennett is
general manager, and Henry Schleiff is group president.

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