DALLAS, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Retired U.S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill said the filming of a documentary on the Kennedy assassination was a cathartic moment for him and his colleagues.
The Discovery Channel documentary, along with a newly released book, are the first of the many works on the slaying of President Kennedy to include the observations of JFK's Secret Service detail, who as a group had kept quiet about the events of Nov. 22, 1963.
"We decided to discuss among ourselves what happened," Hill told the Dallas Morning News. "That was the first time we agreed to do that or had been willing to do that. We had all kept silent for 47 years."
Hill came into the spotlight when he jumped on Kennedy's open-air car moments after the president was struck by an assassin's rifle shot. Lee Harvey Oswald was named the lone gunman; however theories that another sniper was involved have persisted.
The Discovery Channel special is set to air Monday. The agents' recollections are also featured in the new book "The Kennedy Detail: JFK's Secret Service Agents Break Their Silence," by Lisa McCubbin.