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PBS' Nova 11/13/13 - Cold Case JFK

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by pdhenry, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. pdhenry

    pdhenry Now 10% off

    Feb 27, 2005
    Anybody watch this?

    The show uses modern-day forensics to examine the shooting of JFK, including the "single bullet" theory and the possibility of a grassy knoll shot.

    The Warren Commission's conclusions are shown to be consistent with the evidence. Very interesting to see the use of modern techniques to examine the various theories.

    I don't recall them evaluating the firing rate issue other than to mention it and then to say that the analysis is consistent with all shots coming from the book depository location.

    Science, *****! :D
  2. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

    Apr 2, 2001

  3. markp99

    markp99 TakoKichi TCF Club

    Mar 21, 2002
    Nashua, NH
    I was surprised by the lack of damage to the jacketed bullet when shot thru 46 1in pine boards. I would have expected significant deformation. Surprised to see it penetrated that far as well.
  4. mattack

    mattack Well-Known Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    Haven't watched this ep yet, but there have been zillions of other shows that have done essentially what you're talking about... I remember seeing sharpshooters with the Carcano (?) rifle many times trying to fire off that many shots.

    Though I admit the scientific description of the 'magic bullet' will be interesting. That's one that I seem to remember that even other scientific shows had a hard time with.

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