JFK retrospective, Latino history on PBS schedule

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By LYNN ELBER, Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — PBS says its fall schedule will include a variety of specials marking President John F. Kennedy's death 50 years ago.

In the weeks leading up to the milestone anniversary of his Nov. 22, 1963, slaying in Dallas, PBS said it will air "JFK," a four-hour "American Experience" special.

One program will look at how the forensics investigation into Kennedy's death would have been handled today, while JFK collectibles will be the subject of another show.

Other fall programming announced Thursday by PBS includes a family roots series, "Genealogy Roadshow," and two documentary programs with sweeping views of Hispanic and black history, "Latino Americans" and "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross."

A Barbra Streisand concert and a documentary on the growth of comic books also are on the PBS schedule.

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