American Dynasties: The Kennedys (CNN) – Premieres 11th March
A documentary the follows the rise of the Kennedy family in the world of American politics and the various incidents that befell them.
The first episode of the programme shows how the family first entered US politics. As Joe Kennedy switched from his business life to becoming the ambassador to the UK, where his reluctance for the US to join the allies in WW2 stopped his own chances at becoming President. From there it shows how he pinned his hopes onto his children, and how he aided and helped them achieve his goals he had set.
The programme is very similar to The Kennedy Files where along with showing the footage of the time, it has interviews with historians and members of the Kennedy family. As they explain what was going on at the time and the internal politics.
Though by covering the whole family and the pre-JFK presidency, it does seem to go into a lot more depth than The Kennedy Files. And is a more interesting bit of viewing for it.