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Season 1

1 :01x01 - A Father's Great Expectations

Apr/03/2011
The Kennedys rally to put Jack in the White House, but their difficult past illuminates a deeper struggle. The Presidential election comes down to the wire; Bobby tells Joe Sr. he’s leaving politics.

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2 :01x02 - Shared Victories, Private Struggles

Apr/03/2011
The birth of John, Jr. and Bobby's reluctance to be appointed Attorney General open part three. Joe prevails on Bobby to accept the post, where he clashes with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Chief J. Edgar Hoover. Jack faces the first test of his presidency with the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, leading Joe to impress upon Bobby the importance of his role as his brother's advisor. Rose Kennedy commiserates with and offers advice to Jackie on the burdens of marriage to a powerful man. Hoover confronts the Kennedy brothers with photographs of Jack's dalliance with Judith Campbell Exner, a woman with known ties to organized crime.

3 :01x03 - Failed Invasion, Failed Fidelity

Apr/05/2011
The birth of John, Jr. and Bobby's reluctance to be appointed Attorney General open part three. Joe prevails on Bobby to accept the post, where he clashes with Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Chief J. Edgar Hoover. Jack faces the first test of his presidency with the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, leading Joe to impress upon Bobby the importance of his role as his brother's advisor. Rose Kennedy commiserates with and offers advice to Jackie on the burdens of marriage to a powerful man. Hoover confronts the Kennedy brothers with photographs of Jack's dalliance with Judith Campbell Exner, a woman with known ties to organized crime.

4 :01x04 - Broken Promises and Deadly Barriers

Apr/06/2011
Part four opens in Chicago prior to the 1960 presidential election, with Joe seeking an alliance with gangster Sam Giancana to secure Illinois votes for Jack. In the White House, the President faces increasing trouble from his Addison's disease, turning to Doctor Max Jacobson for amphetamine shots. Jackie struggles to balance her family with her role as First Lady; she, too, turns to Jacobson. Bobby gears up for his war on organized crime. Jack integrates the Secret Service Presidential Protective Division with the appointment of Abraham Bolden. Frank Sinatra tries to intercede with Joe on Giancana's behalf; Joe rebuffs him but still cautions Bobby. The administration monitors Soviet buildup on the border of East Berlin leading to the sealing of the border. After Hoover plays Bobby a wiretap of Giancana and Johnny Roselli implicating Joe in election fraud, the brothers cut Joe out of Jack's presidency.

5 :01x05 - Moral Issues and Inner Turmoil

Apr/07/2011
Escalating racial tensions in the summer of 1961 form the backdrop of episode five, which sees Jack turn to Vice-President Lyndon Johnson for help in handling the Southern Congressional delegation. Segregation presents further challenges to the Kennedy presidency when James Meredith tries to enroll in the whites-only University of Mississippi. An intransigent Governor Ross R. Barnett inflames the gathered mob, leading Jack to order out the Mississippi National Guard, culminating in the Ole Miss riot of 1962. Jackie grows more dependent on amphetamines, leading Jack to confront her and Jackie to confess her fears to him. Joe suffers a massive debilitating stroke. Caring for him leads Rose to recall her daughter Rosemary and her emotional problems, which led to Joe's decision to have Rosemary lobotomized in 1941.

6 :01x06 - On the Brink of War

Apr/08/2011
Part six finds the Kennedy brothers facing the gravest threat to the world with the discovery of Soviet missile bases under construction in Cuba. The ensuing international crisis tests Jack to his limits. Even as he deals with the Soviets, Jack faces the possible loss of his marriage after Jackie is humiliated by his tryst with Mary Meyer.

7 :01x07 - The Countdown to Tragedy

Apr/10/2011
Part seven of the mini-series shows Jack and Jackie's loss of their newborn son, Patrick; Marilyn Monroe's obsession with Jack and the days leading up to her suicide; the assassination of President Kennedy is dramatized.

8 :01x08 - The Aftermath: A Family's Curse of Misfortune and Heartbreak

Apr/10/2011
Part eight depicts Bobby Kennedy blaming himself for the President's death; Bobby's New York senatorial campaign; Jackie's decision to marry Aristotle Onassis; Bobby's decision to run for president and his 1968 assassination are dramatized.
Warning: The Kennedys guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Mini-Series
Genre: Drama | Educational | Family | History
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: REELZ ( USA)
Airs: Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays at 08:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: April 03, 2011
Ended: April 10, 2011
Episode Order: 8
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