iHeartPodcasts Partners with Legendary Filmmaker Rob Reiner and Award-Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien to Launch “Who Killed JFK?” -- A Deep Dive into America’s Greatest Murder Mystery

Premiering November 8, the duo co-host the 10-part series which features interviews with authors, witnesses, and forensic experts as they look to connect the dots of 

JFK’s assassination 60 years later



NEW YORK, NY (November 1, 2023) – iHeartPodcasts, the No. 1 podcast publisher globally according to Podtrac, today announced an all-new 10-part podcast series, “Who Killed JFK?,” a historic deep dive into America’s greatest murder mystery, co-hosted by acclaimed filmmaker Rob Reiner and award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien. Fans can listen to the trailer now, HERE

Premiering November 8th, in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy's tragic assassination, Reiner and O’Brien come together to interview CIA officials, medical experts, Pulitzer-prize winning journalists, eyewitnesses and a former Secret Service agent who, in 2023, came forward with groundbreaking new evidence. They also discuss their own theories of “who killed JFK,” how that question has shaped America, and why it matters that we’re still asking it today.

“Sixty years ago President John F. Kennedy was gunned down in broad daylight on the streets of Dallas. To this day, it remains the greatest murder mystery in U.S. history,” said Rob Reiner. “The American people deserve to know the truth of what happened on that fateful day. Who Killed J.F.K.? will take the listener on an evidenced based journey to reveal that truth.”

“Throughout the series, Rob and I revisit the 1960s, through pivotal moments like the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Vietnam War, and the Civil Rights Movement to shine a light on where the great American divide started and through the lens of Kennedy’s assassination, we can understand how we’ve reached the pinnacle of political divisiveness in America today,” said Soledad O’Brien.

"We are grateful to be partnering with Rob and Soledad on the release of this series which aims to bring to light new information surrounding a historical mystery that has been dissected for decades,” said Will Pearson, President, iHeartPodcasts. “Their passion and talent for storytelling drove their dedicated efforts to uncover the truth behind one of the best kept secrets of the last century, and we are looking forward to sharing this important story with a new generation."

Distributed by the iHeartPodcast Network, the first episode of “Who Killed JFK?” will be available on the iHeartRadio app and all major podcast platforms on Wednesday, November 8, 2023. 

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About Rob Reiner

Rob Reiner first came to fame as a two-time Emmy Award winning actor on the landmark television series “All In The Family”. He went on to become an acclaimed director of some of the most popular and influential motion pictures. His work ranges from the satire This Is Spinal Tap to dramas like Stand By Me, Misery, A Few Good Men, and Ghosts of Mississippi to romantic comedies like When Harry Met Sally, and The American President, to the enduring classic, The Princess Bride. His now 20 films also include The Bucket List, Flipped, LBJ starring Woody Harrelson and most recently Shock and Awe, which exposed the lies that led to the U.S. invasion of Iraq.

Reiner is also a dedicated political activist. In 1998 he passed a tobacco tax initiative in California to fund early childhood development and for seven years, chaired California’s First Five Commission to oversee the implementation of the initiative. In 2003 he led the effort to save Ahmanson Ranch from an environmentally harmful development in the Santa Monica Mountains. In 2008 he and his wife Michele helped form The American Foundation for Equal Rights, which filed a federal lawsuit to overturn California’s Prop 8. Their victory at the Supreme Court paved the way for marriage equality nationwide. Reiner, along with his wife, Michele, and Matthew George, continues to run his Castle Rock film company.

About Soledad O'Brien

Soledad O’Brien was inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of fame in May 2023. She is an award-winning documentarian, journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist, and founder of Soledad O’Brien Productions, a media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues. She anchors and produces "Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien," a Hearst political magazine program seen in 95% of the country. She is a correspondent for HBO Real Sports. Soledad has a national impact through her speeches and books, including her critically acclaimed memoir “The Next Big Story” and “Latino in America,” and her 1.3 million Twitter followers. Soledad O’Brien Productions’ most recent projects include the Peabody-Award winning documentary, “The Rebellious Life of Rosa Parks” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and streams on Peacock, and the multi-part series “Black and Missing”, which won the Independent Spirit and NAACP awards and streams on HBO. Other productions have appeared on Discovery Plus, CNN, BET, PBS, and others.

She also works with major foundations, like Ford, to produce impactful documentaries on topics like hunger, race and public health. She has a presence on the op-ed pages of places like the New York Times and Huffington Post and gave Congressional testimony on media disinformation. She has anchored shows on CNN, MSNBC, and NBC, and CBS. O’Brien’s work has been recognized with four Emmy awards, three times with the George Foster Peabody Award, four times with the Gracie Award, which honors women in media, twice with Cine Awards for her work in documentary films and with an Alfred I. DuPont Award. She founded the PowHerful foundation in 2011 which has helped dozens of young women get to and through college and connects with thousands of others through regional mentoring conferences.

About iHeartMedia, Inc.

iHeartMedia (NASDAQ: IHRT) is the number one audio company in the United States, reaching nine out of 10 Americans every month. It consists of three business groups.

With its quarter of a billion monthly listeners, the iHeartMedia Multiplatform Group has a greater reach than any other media company in the U.S. Its leadership position in audio extends across multiple platforms, including more than 860 live broadcast stations in over 160 markets nationwide; its National Sales organization; and the company’s live and virtual events business. It also includes Premiere Networks, the industry’s largest Networks business, with its Total Traffic and Weather Network (TTWN); and BIN: Black Information Network, the first and only 24/7 national and local all news audio service for the Black community. iHeartMedia also leads the audio industry in analytics, targeting and attribution for its marketing partners with its SmartAudio suite of data targeting and attribution products using data from its massive consumer base.

The iHeartMedia Digital Audio Group includes the company’s fast-growing podcasting business -- iHeartMedia is the number one podcast publisher in downloads, unique listeners, revenue and earnings -- as well as its industry-leading iHeartRadio digital service, available across more than 250 platforms and 2,000 devices; the company’s digital sites, newsletters, digital services and programs; its digital advertising technology companies; and its audio industry-leading social media footprint.

The company’s Audio & Media Services reportable segment includes Katz Media Group, the nation’s largest media representation company, and RCS, the world's leading provider of broadcast and webcast software.

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