After watching Part 1, be sure to catch JFK, Part 2 about JFK's presidency here.
JFK Part 1 covers John F. Kennedy from childhood through his presidential campaign. The youngest man ever elected to the presidency, JFK grew up privileged, wanting for nothing except good health. Faking a medical exam to pass conscription into WWII, JFK came home a war hero shortly before his older brother was killed in action. Despite increasing health problems, JFK runs for and wins a seat in the Senate and then Congress before marrying Jacqueline Bouvier. In 1960, JFK runs for president.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Marcus Garvey, a black nationalist leader from Jamaica, had great successes and failures before being jailed and deported from the US in 1927.
Lyndon Johnson pushed progressive programs before the Vietnam War eroded his support. Part of the award-winning Presidents collection.
The black residents of Tulsa relive their community's remarkable rise and tragic decline.
P.T. Barnum -- huckster, con man, promoter, entertainer and founder of "The Greatest Show on Earth".
During World War II, more than a thousand women signed up to fly with the U.S. military as WASPS.
President Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger initiated a secret diplomatic breakthrough with Mao Tse-tung that shocked and changed the world.
Martha Ballard was a midwife and mother in Maine following the American Revolution.