Kennedy is a five-hour miniseries written by Reg Gadney and directed by Jim Goddard. The miniseries was produced by Central Independent Television and originally aired in the United States starting on 20 November 1983 around the time of the 20th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination. The TV miniseries was a biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy.

The mini-series stars Martin Sheen as President John F. Kennedy, John Shea as Robert F. Kennedy, Blair Brown as Jacqueline Kennedy, E.G. Marshall as Joseph P. Kennedy, Vincent Gardenia as J. Edgar Hoover and Kelsey Grammer as Stephen Smith amongst many others.

The series was broadcast on NBC, and was also sold to 50 Countries, with 27 of them broadcasting the series simultaneous. The series was nominated for 3 Golden Globes and 4 BAFTA, and won Baftas for Best Drama Series and Best Make Up.

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  1. Martin Sheen

    Martin Sheen

    John F. Kennedy

  2. Kevin Conroy

    Kevin Conroy

    Ted Kennedy

  3. Charles Brown

    Martin Luther King Jr.

  4. Nesbitt Blaisdell

    Lyndon B. Johnson

  5. Peter Boyden

    Pierre Salinger

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Season One

1983 | 7 Episodes

Season 1 of Kennedy premiered on November 20, 1983.

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Type Scripted

Original Language English

Runtime 282m, 360m, 311m

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