The Kennedys World Premiere Week
Posted 03.04.11 by reelz
Only ReelzChannel has The Kennedys, the eight-part movie event that relives the public and private joys and tragedies of the most influential family in the world. It also re-creates the political crises that John F. Kennedy dealt with in the early days of his presidency, including the Bay of Pigs invasion, the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear war, and the Civil Rights Movement.
World Premiere week times are below, with several encore showings. ReelzChannel is Dish 299, DirecTV 238, and available on your cable system.
Episode 1: Sunday, April 3, 8PM ET and PT
The Kennedys rally to put Jack in the White House but their difficult past illuminates a deeper struggle.
Episode 2: Sunday, April 3, 9PM ET and PT
The Presidential election comes down to the wire; Bobby tells Joe Sr. he's leaving politics.
Episode 3: Tuesday, April 5, 8PM ET and PT
When the Bay of Pigs invasion proves disastrous, JFK makes a difficult decision he must later atone for.
Episode 4: Wednesday, April 6, 8PM ET and PT
The Russians build a wall separating East and West Berlin while Bobby prepares to go after Sam Giancana.
Episode 5: Thursday, April 7, 8PM ET and PT
Riots over desegregation in the South force JFK to act. Jackie's use of amphetamines continues. Joe Sr. suffers a stroke.
Episode 6: Friday, April 8, 8PM ET and PT
The Cuban Missile Crisis brings America and Russia to the brink of war. Jackie leaves JFK after one infidelity too many.
Episode 7: Sunday, April 10, 8PM ET and PT
Jack and Jackie suffer the loss of their newborn child; she and JFK are in Dallas on that fateful day in November.
Episode 8: Sunday, April 10, 9PM ET and PT
Bobby blames himself for his brother’s death. Five years later, tragedy strikes again.
The Kennedys boasts an all-star lineup led by Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy (JFK), Barry Pepper as Robert F. Kennedy (RFK), Katie Holmes as Jacqueline Kennedy, and Tom Wilkinson as Joseph Kennedy, Sr. British actress Diana Hardcastle (and Wilkinson’s wife) plays Rose Kennedy, the family's matriarch.