With the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy approaching, there is A LOT of JFK related programming on the way. Some scripted – such as National Geographic’s Killing Kennedy starring The West Wing alum Rob Lowe – but most of it factual. One such factual entry is four part documentary JFK which is set to premiere on PBS America on Tuesday November 12th at 9pm.
Produced by WGBH for the US PBS network, JFK is the latest entry in PBS’ American Experience strand exploring the various Presidents of the United States. The documentary promises to offer a new perspective on America’s 35th President. With the benefit of newly opened archives and recently released documents, the docu re-evaluates JFK’s strengths and weaknesses in the Oval Office and looks at how he navigated some of the most explosive events of the mid-20th century: the Cuban missile crisis, the escalating conflict in Southeast Asia, and the urgent demands of an increasingly impatient civil rights movement. It also provides new insights into his private life — his relationship with his beautiful, accomplished wife, his obsessive womanizing, his inappropriate friendships, his reliance on his younger brothers, and his deference to the all-powerful father who had helped make him who he was.
PBS America’s Trailer For JFK Follows Below: