Posted on Monday, January 20th, 2014 by Will Hagle
National Geographic’s ‘Killing Kennedy’ is an online, visual and interactive history of U.S. President John F. Kennedy and his assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.
‘Killing Kennedy’ is a film released by The National Geographic Channel that explores the respective histories of John F. Kennedy and Lee Harvey Oswald. The film, based on the best-selling book written by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugar, stars Rob Lowe as the former president. In conjunction with the release of the film, the National Geographic’s website has offered an accompanying online experience. The site offers additional content not found in the film that explores the backgrounds of the two men — one who became a leader of his country, the other who became an assassin. If you’re watching ‘Killing Kennedy’ on TV, there’s even the ability to sync your website experience along with the film. If you’re just browsing the web, there’s the ability to scroll through the site on your own.
The site features a wealth of facts about Oswald, Kennedy, and the fateful day of the shooting. Scrolling through the site is similar to reading a book in terms of the knowledge offered, but the visual effects and other web-based techniques make the experience innovative and memorable. ‘Killing Kennedy’ allows users to discover information on a chapter-by-chapter basis, mimicking the book and film. There is information about the birth and death of Oswald and Kennedy, as well as other details spanning everything in between. If you’re at all interested in one of the most significant political events of the 20th century, National Geographic has done a splendid job of organizing and presenting the information in an engaging way. Browsing the ‘Killing Kennedy’ site in addition to watching the film and reading the book is a great, enjoyable way to learn.