An in-depth look at America’s most famous dynasty: the
Kennedys. From JFK, the young hero of the Oval Office whose
life was tragically cut short, to Caroline Kennedy, the final remaining survivor of JFK’s children, the lives of the Kennedys have been filled with drama, intrigue, and heartbreak. Here, together for the first time, is a collection of programmes that cover the scandals and successes, the triumphs and the tragedies, of this American institution. Covering the political career of John F. Kennedy, the moments before and after his assassination, his role in the Bay of Pigs invasion and the actions that made him a war hero aboard PT-109, this box set provides a detailed account of the life of America’s 35th President. Also included are fascinating features on his politician brothers Robert and Edward, as well as his father Joseph Kennedy Sr., alongside programmes that look back at the controversial Chappaquiddick motor accident that left Mary Jo Kopechne dead, and the murder of Martha Moxley.
Packed with expert testimony, rare footage, archive material and interviews with those who witnessed the lives and events that shaped the history of the Kennedys, these programmes provide an all-encompassing account of JFK: The Family and the Legacy.
• This fascinating family lived their lives in the public eye, yet
like any family had their own secrets and weaknesses.
- Assassination, diplomacy, war, adultery and rumour: the true story of this political dynasty could be ripped straight from the pages of a thriller.
- Over 17 hours of detailed, well-researched programming
provides excellent value for money.
- Release date closely follows the BBC Two transmission of the drama series The Kennedys, starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes. Public interest in this iconic family will be at a high.
Release Date: 17 October 2011
Certificate: E - Exempt from Certification