Frontline: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

Frontline: Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald?

Tuesday, November 19 at 10:00 p.m.

Fifty years after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald remains an unsolved puzzle.

At the heart of the assassination lies the puzzle of Lee Harvey Oswald: Was he the emotionally disturbed lone gunman of the 1964 Warren Commission report? Was he, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded, probably part of a conspiracy on that day in Dallas? Or was he an unwitting fall guy, the patsy, as Oswald himself claimed when he was arrested on November 22, 1963?

Twenty years ago, in the most comprehensive attempt on American television to penetrate this enduring enigma, "Frontline's" investigative team spent more than a year re-examining Oswald’s life and sifting through the psychological, political and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination. Traveling to Japan, Russia, Europe, Mexico, Canada and across the United States, the team uncovered new witnesses, documents, photographs, video and audio recordings of Lee Oswald, many of which had never before been made public.

Photo: Lee Harvey Oswald and his wife Marina leaving the Soviet Union in 1962.