JFK, Part 1, Chapter 1
Clip: Season 1 | 9m 5s
By the time he came of age, John Fitzgerald Kennedy inhabited a world of special exemption: the family estate in suburban New York, the summer compound in Hyannis Port, the winter retreat in Palm Beach. The story of his family's heroic multi-generational rise from the want of Irish famine might well have been a misty old folktale. The past was not the point in the Kennedy household.
Problems Playing Video?
Chapter 1 of Part 2 of JFK - Ask not what your country can do for you...
Premiering Nov 11 & 12, 9/8c. The biography of one of America's most beloved leaders.
Corporate sponsorship for American Experience is provided by Liberty Mutual Insurance and Consumer Cellular. Major funding by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.