John F. Kennedy, Jr. and Lee Harvey Oswald. The two men lived wildly different lives – one a celebrated U.S. President, the other a troubled outcast, languishing in society. And yet, their legacies became intertwined in death.
Explore the lives of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald with an exclusive digital companion to the Nat Geo television event Killing Kennedy. This interactive documentary takes you through the histories of President Kennedy and Oswald as never seen before, displayed side-by-side along with soundbites, video, archival photos, personal letters and other primary sources to provide a historical companion to Killing Kennedy.
The interactive feature follows the paths of the two men’s lives up until their tragic intersection in Dallas on November 22, 1963. Through vivid interactive graphics, President Kennedy’s privileged upbringing and Harvard schooling are juxtaposed against the abandonment and neglect of Oswald’s childhood.
The two men’s lives first come together as they both join the WWII war effort; Jack as a lieutenant in the South Pacific and Lee briefly as a sharpshooter in Japan before his travels to the USSR seeking citizenship. From there, the two men’s journeys spiral off in opposite directions, as JFK rises to political prestige and on to the While House, while Oswald defects to the Soviet Union and returns to an unhappy life in America.
Providing a necessary companion to Killing Kennedy, the interactive documentary presents in stunning form the two men’s triumphs, struggles and tragic collective end.