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Over six episodes, "American Dynasties: The Kennedys" takes viewers inside America's "First Family," revealing how personal relationships within the Kennedy dynasty helped shape national and global events, from the Cuban Missile Crisis to civil rights legislation. The docuseries spans the lives of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and their children, beginning with how Joe passes his political ambition first to son Joe Jr. and then to reluctant second son, John F. Kennedy, and eventually uncovers how and why this one family so significantly impacted 20th-century America.

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A confident, popular John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected American president, but he will have to rely on his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, to help him navigate the disasters of 1961.
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John F. Kennedy launches a long-shot bid for power; the seemingly perfect candidate must confront the issues of his health, faith and fidelity if he is to have any chance of reaching the White House.
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Joseph Kennedy's political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr. and then to reluctant second son, Jack.
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Tragedy strikes again when Bobby Kennedy is assassinated; Ted Kennedy must overcome scandal and misfortune to continue the family legacy and pass the baton to the next generation.
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Numbed by grief after the assassination of her husband, Jackie crafts JFK's legacy, while Bobby becomes a champion of the dispossessed and the family's next great political hope.
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As personal scandal threatens his marriage and looming nuclear war undermines his administration, President John F. Kennedy must fight to protect the presidency, the country and the world.

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