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  • Season 1
    • Joe's Revenge
      Episode 1
      4/3/11
      7.7

      Joseph P. Kennedy wanted his eldest son, Joseph Junior, a handsome and intelligent young man, to become President of the United States. When Joe Jnr. was killed whilst on a mission in World War II, his father turned his political aspirations to his second son, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and made sure that the entire family assisted in getting him through the lower rungs of politics, right into the Oval Office, which he achieved in the 1960 elections.

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    • 4/3/11
      8.0

      Shared Victories, Private Struggles is the second episode in the debut season of ReelzChannel's historical drama The Kennedys, which originally aired April 3, 2011. This episode is a recap of Jack's life beginning when he was elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1946 and leading up to right after he was elected President of the United States in 1960. His personal relationships with his wife, Jackie, and his brother, Robert F. Kennedy, are also explored in the episode.

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    • Bay of Pigs
      Episode 3
      4/5/11
      8.3

      Failed Invasion, Failed Fidelity is the third episode in the debut season of ReelzChannel's historical drama The Kennedys. John F. Kennedy Jr. is born and Jack's brother, Bobby, is appointed Attorney General. Jack's first year as President is marred by the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, and his marriage is plagued by infidelity.

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    • Bobby's War
      Episode 4
      4/6/11
      8.0

      East and West Berlin are separated by a wall built by the Russians. East Berliners are killed mercilessly as they attempt to cross the blockade. The media receive footage of these gruesome killings from JFK. However, JFK was discouraged from doing this again by his advisors. Bobby, on the other hand, gets ready to pursue the infamous Sam Giancana, a Chicago mobster.

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    • Life Sentences
      Episode 5
      4/7/11
      8.2

      Joe suffers a stroke which renders him invalid. Rose tries to take care of him but he prefers Michelle, his secretary and former lover. In a flashback, Joe is shown allowing a lobotomy done on their daughter Rosemary who is severely learning-impaired. The procedure leaves Rosemary catatonic all her life. To punish Joe, Rose finally fires Michelle after twenty years. Meanwhile, Jackie continues to use amphetamines. JFK, on the other hand, is forced to intervene in the squabbles that resulted from the desegregation in the South force.

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    • Cuban Missiles
      Episode 6
      4/8/11
      8.4

      On the Brink of War is the sixth episode in the debut season of the historical drama The Kennedys, which originally aired April 8, 2011 on ReelzChannel. Jack must deal with the possibility that the Soviet Union is building missiles in Cuba, and work to preserve his marriage after he once again embarrassed his wife, Jackie.

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    • Lancer and Lace
      Episode 7
      4/10/11
      8.6

      This two-hour episode shows the last day that Jack Kennedy (Greg Kinnear) is alive. He goes to Texas to reconcile the warring liberal and conservative wings of the state's Democratic Party before he begins campaigning for his re-election. Meanwhile, in Dallas, Lee Harvey Oswald assembles his rifle. In a flashback, Jack and Jackie (Katie Holmes) grieve the death of their newborn child three months before that tragic day in November.

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    • 4/10/11
      8.7

      The country prepares to bury JFK. Bobby Kennedy thinks his action led to JFK's assassination and blames himself for his brother's death. In their mutual grief, Bobby and Jackie comfort each other. With Jackie's encouragement, he goes back to public life. Five years after, Bobby wins the California primary but he himself is shot to death.

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