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JFK: American Experience This biography provides a fresh look at an enigmatic man, who remains one of the nation’s most beloved and mourned leaders. Beginning with Kennedy’s childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history. Two parts, November 11 and 12 at 8 p.m.

Jimi Hendrix: American Masters This new documentary unveils previously unseen performance footage - such as the 1968 Miami Pop Festival -and home movies while sourcing an extensive archive of photographs, drawings, family letters and more to provide new insight into the musician’s personality and genius with interviews with Hendrix himself, commentary from well-known friends and musicians. The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27. November 5 at 8 p.m.

NOVA Cold Case JFK For decades, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has fueled dark rumors of conspiracies and mishandled evidence. Now, 50 years later, NOVA asks: Could modern investigators do better? We’ll see how state-of-the art forensic tools would be applied to the investigation were it to happen today. At the same time, NOVA takes a critical look at contemporary cases, like the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, to reveal how charges of evidence mishandling and human error can mar even scientifically sophisticated detective work. November 13 at 8 p.m.

Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2013, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s landmark musical “Oklahoma!” returns for a special commemorative encore telecast. The original London production also featured a sensational, star-making performance by Hugh Jackman as Curly before his ascent to international movie stardom in the X Men film franchise. November 16 at 8 p.m.

Secrets of the Dead JFK: One PM Central Standard Time Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President Kennedy, this episode chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The drama is played out amidst the chaos in Dallas, in the hospital, and in the CBS newsroom in New York. Included in the program will be moving memories from men and women who were there on the day. November 13 at 9 p.m.

Stephen Sondheim’s Company with the New York Philharmonic Centering on Bobby, a confirmed bachelor celebrating his 35th birthday with his 10 closest friends (who also happen to be five couples), the musical culminates in Bobby’s transformation from unattached swinger to tentative monogamist. This gala concert production stars Neil Patrick Harris as Bobby, with Patti LuPone, Stephen Colbert, Christina Hendricks, Anika Noni Rose, Jon Cryer and Martha Plimpton. November 9 at 8 p.m.

Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Concert Located in the scenic Berkshires region of western Massachusetts, Tanglewood is the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and also the venue for a wide variety of popular music concerts and performing arts events. This program is wide-ranging and includes works by Tanglewood legends including Aaron Copland and Leonard Bernstein. November 2 at 8 p.m.