Roy Kellerman: It's the first time that the secret service has lost a president under its watch.
Title Card: On November 22, 1963, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States, made a political trip to Dallas, Texas with his wife, Jacqueline, and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson.
Title Card: Less than an hour after landing in Dallas, Kennedy was assassinated.
Title Card: This story is based on the true events that took place on that day, and the three that followed.
Abraham Zapruder: Oh my God! They killed him!
Roy Kellerman: The president is coming with us.
Dallas Police Detective: [to Robert Oswald] If I were you, I'd consider changing my name. I'd pray I never needed the help of the Dallas Police Department or the federal government again. I'd pack your things and your wife and those two children of yours, and I'd move as far from here as I could. I'd never come back, even to die. But that's just me.
Roy Kellerman: The President is coming with us.
Earl Rose: You can't take him. We have laws here in Texas.
Roy Kellerman: The law can be waived.
Earl Rose: Not by me. I can't do it.
Dr. Kemp Clark: Earl, let him go.
Roy Kellerman: Do you have any idea... any idea how difficult this has been for Mrs. Kennedy?
Earl Rose: I deal with widows everyday! The remains will stay here.
Roy Kellerman: I don't think so. The remains... What did you call it, your body? The hell with you, and the hell with your law.
Gordon Shanklin: This might be, probably is, now that I think about it, the biggest fuck-up in the history of American law enforcement.
Forrest Sorrels: [to agent after viewing film of Kennedy being shot] That wasn't a damn Easter parade!... That's the President of the United States!...