- Number of Discs: 10
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 23 hours, 20 minutes
- Video: Black & White / Color
- Released: March 31, 2009
- Originally Released: 2009
- Label: A&E Home Video
- 10-Disc Set
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Performers, Cast and Crew:
The Kennedy family legacy has long been marked by brilliant highs and tragic lows--for every political victory, the clan has suffered an untimely death or damaging scandal. This in-depth set from the History Channel chronicles the famous family's troubled existence, following the lives and careers of John and Bobby, investigating Ted's Chappaquiddick scars, and exploring the impact of Caroline's work in New York. THE KENNEDYS includes the documentaries THE GREAT DEBATES (KENNEDY-NIXON), BAY OF PIGS DECLASSIFIED, RFK ASSASSINATION, JOHN F. KENNEDY, JR.: CHILD OF A DREAM, and many more.
Description by New Video Group:
A comprehensive look inside America's most famous family. See the political careers of Robert and John. Go inside the controversies of Chappaquiddick and the Martha Moxley murder. Discover if a curse is looming over this family and discover how Caroline Kennedy is preserving the family legacy.
America's most famous family has had it share of triumph and tragedy. This mammoth collection looks at numerous members of the Kennedy family and shows their rises to power, sudden deaths, and multiple falls from grace. The children, grandchildren, and relatives of Joe and Rose Kennedy have been fixtures in the political and social landscape. Learn about the promise they held and about shady dealings that may have been their downfalls.
John and Bobby both served their country in some of the nation's highest offices. Both were cut down by assassin's bullets. Find out how each brother rose to prominence, the milestones they reached, and the circumstances surrounding their deaths. From RFK's ruthless reputation, garnered during his brother's Senate campaign to JFK's landmark debates against Nixon and the Bay of Pigs fiasco, revisit the lives of this incredible duo.
Investigate whether a curse hovers over the Kennedy family. Dating back to the mysterious death of Joe, Jr., learn about the numerous misfortunes that the family has faced. How has Ted Kennedy's legacy been tarnished by Chappaquiddick' What did the Martha Moxley murder do to affect this family' Have there been cover-ups' What promise did the plane crash of John, Jr. curtail'
Not every member has faced an untimely end. See how author and President of the Kennedy Library Foundation, Caroline Kennedy is upholding the family legacy. Learn about the waves the family created in Washington, how they affected the nation, and how their dreams and hopes continue to influence America today. Examine all the mystery, mythology, and landmark events of one of the 20th Century's most famous families.