The Kennedys

The Aftermath: A Family’s Curse of Misfortune and Heartbreak

  • Aired: 4/10/2011
    • Length: 44:00
    • Plays: ???
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November 25, 1963. The nation watches as John F. Kennedy is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. Bobby sinks into a deep, debilitating depression born out of the suspicion that it was his actions that might have caused Jack’s assassination. With Lyndon Johnson now in office, Jackie prepares to leave the White House. Memories of Jack come flooding back as she abandons her old life. Bobby spends more time with her, leaving Ethel feeling jealous and abandoned. Bobby seeks solace from Jackie, and their relationship becomes more and more intense. Ultimately, though, he realizes his life is with Ethel and his children. Jackie urges him to make his return to public life – for the good of the country. A year later, he wins the NY Senate race and begins his bid for the presidency. In 1968, after winning the decisive California primary, Robert Kennedy is shot and killed. Standing in Arlington, Jackie remembers better days when the family was inseparable. In Hyannis Port, Joe and Rose are alone, their family’s greatest triumph to carry on after such tragedy.

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