The Kennedys: Season 1, Episode 5

Life Sentences (7 Apr. 2011)

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Riots over desegregation in the South force JFK to act. Jackie's use of amphetamines continues. Joe Sr. suffers a stroke.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Ethel Kennedy (credit only)
Don Allison ...
Governor Ross Barnett (as Peter MacNeil)
Caelan Mestel ...
James Meredith (as Matthew Brown)
Janelle Hutchison ...
Evelyn Lincoln (as Janelle Hutchinson)


JFK's horrendous backache makes him dependent on Dr. Max Jacobson's amphetamines; he discovers stress-bunny Jackie also uses those. Just after retreating from the White House, dad Joe gets a cardiac episode which leaves him mentally disabled, stirring memories of retarded daughter Mary-Rose's fate. JFK goes all the way for equality, regardless of the explosive risks ensuing in Dixieland when he and Bobby ultimately send in the National Guard to fight the Mississippi governor and a whites-only university. Written by KGF Vissers

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