Alison Walsh is Director, Digital Media, for National Geographic Channels. She loves history, space, cats, and the Oxford comma.

A First Look at Nat Geo’s Killing Reagan

Dear Jodie, There is a definite possibility I will be killed in my attempt to get Reagan. It is for this reason that I am writing you this letter now… –From a letter written by John Hinckley Jr. to actress Jodie Foster, less than two hours before he shot the president. On March 30, 1981, at 2:27 p.m. ET,…

Five Mayflower Myths Debunked

On the 6th of September, 1620 – the Mayflower embarked on its harrowing, 66-day voyage across the ocean, each of its passengers headed for a new life in the New World. To mark the anniversary of this historic event, we present: Five Mayflower Myths Debunked Aka five things that popular history has been lying about to your face #5. The Mayflower landed on Plymouth Rock. Actually, the…

Q&A With Rob Lowe on Playing John F. Kennedy

“The best way I can honor him is to make him a man again.”  What does it mean to you to be playing John F. Kennedy? I have always been an admirer of the Kennedy family — and of JFK in particular. And I’ve always had a connection to him — maybe because I was…

Q&A With Will Rothhaar on Playing Lee Harvey Oswald

“To me, he is not a monster. He is a man who did a monstrous thing.”   Every American, it seems, knows the name Lee Harvey Oswald, but very few know much about him as a man. What was it like to play a character like this? From the very first conversations I had with…

Q&A With Michelle Trachtenberg on Playing Marina Oswald

“She was just an innocent victim and a girl who loved a man, and the man did something terrible.”   Of the four main characters in Killing Kennedy, Marina is probably the least known. How did this affect your portrayal of her? It was always in the back of my mind that Marina is still…

Q&A With Ginnifer Goodwin on Playing Jackie Kennedy

“The story is so riveting and personal and intimate and relatable and devastating and ugly and idyllic, all at the same time.” What was it like to play such an iconic character? There was a bit of pressure going into playing Jackie Kennedy, as I’m sure there was with any of the roles in this…

Photos From Last Night’s Killing Kennedy Premiere!

The stars were out and shining bright at last night’s Killing Kennedy red carpet premiere party, hosted at the Newseum in Washington, DC. Guests included Rob Lowe (John F. Kennedy), Will Rothhaar (Lee Harvey Oswald), Michelle Trachtenberg (Marina Oswald), Jack Noseworthy (Bobby Kennedy), Antoinette Lavecchia (Lady Bird Johnson), Peter Rini (Agent Mooney), Director Nelson McCormick, Screenwriter Kelly…

Experience Booth’s Plot to Kill Lincoln

Attention, History Nerds! And fans of detective stories! And love stories, and period dramas… And people who enjoy amazing stories with fascinating characters and compelling plot lines….. (And everyone else, too…) If you haven’t checked it out yet, do yourself a favor and visit our brand-new and insanely in-depth Killing Lincoln Conspiracy Interactive! It’s extremely…

Update: Today’s Spacedive Mission Aborted

To everyone’s major disappointment, Felix Baumgartner’s epic spacedive scheduled for today has been aborted due to gusty wind conditions in Roswell, New Mexico. According to mission control, the launch is the second-most dangerous part of this mission (second only to Baumgartner’s actual jump), and even slight winds could be disastrous. The team will try again…

National Geographic Channel to Document Epic ‘Space Dive’

In the wee hours of Tuesday, Felix Baumgartner is predicted to become the world-record holder for the highest free fall. Specifically, he’ll be climbing 23 miles up into the sky—to what is essentially the edge of space—and jumping. While he’s at it, Baumgartner will become the first person to free fall through the sound barrier.…