Shows You Might Have Missed: The Kennedys
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The story of one of America’s greatest dynasties is told in fascinating and unflinching detail in documentary series The Kennedys.
For decades, stories of the of the most dominant political family dynasty of the 20th century have mythologised the Kennedys to the point where fact and fiction have blurred.
Now, in this ground-breaking and gripping documentary series, the truth of America’s golden family is revealed to stunning effect.
Charting the rags to riches transformation that saw them go from poor Irish immigrants to one of the most wealthy and influential families in America, The Kennedys takes a comprehensive and candid look at a story containing scandal, tragedy, triumph and glamour – offering an insightful and never sugar-coated look at a family known as much for their vices as their virtues.
Narrated by actor Martin Sheen – no stranger to the subject having spent 7 years in the role of President Jed Bartlett in The West Wing – and featuring commentary from several Kennedys, including Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Patrick J. Kennedy and Stephen Kennedy Smith, along with noted historians and Kennedy confidants, The Kennedys is one of the most in-depth and unmissable documentary series.
The full season of The Kennedys is available now on TVNZ OnDemand