The Kennedys (2011)

TV Mini-Series  -  Drama | History
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Won 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 12 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »

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 Jack Kennedy (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Bobby Kennedy (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Jackie Kennedy (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Joe Kennedy Sr. (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Rose Kennedy (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Ethel Kennedy (8 episodes, 2011)
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 Agent Abraham Bolden (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Evelyn Lincoln (5 episodes, 2011)
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 Michelle (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Sam Giancana (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Caroline Kennedy (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Ann Gargan (4 episodes, 2011)
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 Robert McNamara (4 episodes, 2011)
Don Allison ...
 Lyndon Johnson (3 episodes, 2011)
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 General Thomas Bennett (3 episodes, 2011)
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 McGeorge Bundy (3 episodes, 2011)
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 J. Edgar Hoover (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Letitia Baldrige (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Dr. Max Jacobson (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Mrs. Shaw (3 episodes, 2011)
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 Caroline Kennedy (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Cynthia (2 episodes, 2011)
Glen Gaston ...
 Dean Rusk (2 episodes, 2011)
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 Judy Campbell (2 episodes, 2011)
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The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his tune while at the same time trying to stand on their own. This is history through personality - the tangled relationships through which paint a picture of one of the most turbulent periods of the modern age. Viewers will be upstairs at the White House, not in the Cabinet Room. Through iconic events in history - the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights struggle, the mob connection - viewers will learn about the lesser known, yet critical personal stories. Written by History Channel Publicity

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Greg Kinnear (Kennedy) was only 158-days-old when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. See more »

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When "Dr. Feelgood" is injecting Jackie Kennedy the camera shows him withdrawing the needle. As the needle exits her skin, you can see it is a flat spring loaded "Special effects" needle and not a real hypodermic needle. See more »

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Spoofed in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.69 (2011) See more »

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Wonderful - entertaining & enjoyable
18 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I have always been fascinated with the Kennedy family & over the years have read & seen so much about them. This series was wonderful - very entertaining & extremely well written. A lot has been said about the acting & I too was watching with a critical eye. I have to say the acting was excellent! I found myself totally engrossed in watching the story line which of course I know so well. I was captivated by how each & every actor was able to portray such a likeness to their real life character. This was indeed enhanced by the stupendous job by the make-up & costume department! Katie Holmes in particular had an extremely difficult role to play, but what an amazing job she did! I truly enjoyed this fabulous series!


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