A new biography of President John F. Kennedy produced by American Experience for PBS for the 50th Anniversary of the President's assassination.
A probing and definitive biography, the series JFK provides a fresh look at the enigmatic man who is one of the American nation's most beloved and mourned leaders. Beginning with Kennedy's childhood years as the privileged but sickly second son of one of the wealthiest men in America, the film explores JFK's early political career as a lacklustre congressman, his successful run for a Senate seat and the presidential election victory that turned him into the youngest elected President in U.S. history.
JFK also offers a new perspective on his complicated private life and his relationships with his wife, his younger brother, Robert and his powerful father.
Through recently opened archives, JFK re-evaluates Kennedy's strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office as he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-twentieth century including the disastrous failure at the Bay of Pigs, the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil-rights movement and the Cuban Missile Crisis.
This is a Region 4 disc, the local region for Australia.