"JFK, Pt. 1" on American Experience airs Monday, November 11th at 8 pm

Oct 29, 2013

Forever enshrined in myth by an assassin’s bullet, John F. Kennedy’s presidency has often defied objective appraisal. This new portrait offers a fresh assessment of the man, his accomplishments and his unfulfilled promise. Produced and directed by Susan Bellows, JFK features interviews with Kennedy family members and historians including Robert Dallek, Robert Caro, and Evan Thomas. Beginning with Kennedy’s childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores his early political career as a lackluster congressman, his successful run for the U.S. Senate, and the game-changing presidential campaign that made him the youngest elected president in U.S. history.

Part One  premieres Monday, November 11 at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.
Part Two premieres Tuesday, November 12 at 8:00 p.m. on channels 3 and 3-1.

President Kennedy and his daughter Caroline on a yacht during a weekend in Hyannis Port.