The Kennedys (2011)

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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)
Tedde Moore ...
 Mrs. Shaw (3 episodes, 2011)
Eliza Preston ...
 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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The TV miniseries was originally produced by the History Channel, only to be ultimately shelved due to unsuitability issues, further compounded by the Kennedy family's apparent dissatisfaction with the series. Eventually the mini-series was picked up by the Albuquerque-based ReelzChannel whose on-air personalities include movie aficionados Leonard Maltin and Richard Roeper. See more »

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Throughout the mini-series, Robert, while serving as Attorney General, is addressed verbally as "General". Although Attorneys General are addressed as General, this is done only when they appear or are referred to in either a U.S. Federal Court or the U.S. Supreme Court. Outside of these courts, protocol dictates that the AG is addressed as either "Attorney General" or "Mr. Attorney General". See more »

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very well done
23 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Intricate look at the Kennedy dynasty through their rise and fall of power. The show is well written, filmed and wonderfully cast with Greg Kinnear as JFK. If you squint while watching him, you'd almost swear he's the real deal (looks wise), he does an amazing job in the role and captures the president's essence nicely. Likewise equal credit should be given to Barry Pepper. I wasn't familiar with him before "The Kennedys" but was fascinated by his portrayal of Bobby. He did a phenomenal job as the president's brother and possibly pulled off the only decent accent. The sets were also beautiful and the clothes. My only complaints of the series was some minor historical inaccuracies and the portrayal of JFK and Jackie's relationship. Even though there marriage may have been strained by affairs, it was clear they had a loving relationship. I thought the series glossed over that a bit and had them more like colleague, updating each other on their separate lives. It would've been nice to peek into their lives as a happily married couple with problems instead of a unhappily married with problems.


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