Directed by Lamont Johnson
Edited by Susan B. Browdy
Writers William Hanley
Music by David Shire
First episode date 18 February 1990
|Produced by Michael BarnathanMitch EngelGary HoffmanLynn RaynorEdgar J. Scherick|
Starring William PetersenAnnette O'TooleCharles DurningTracy PollanPat HingleSteven WeberCampbell ScottMadolyn SmithJosef Sommer
Productioncompany Edgar J. Scherick AssociatesOrion Television
Awards Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries, or Motion Picture Made for Television
Cast William Petersen, Annette O'Toole, Casey Affleck, Charles Durning, Steven Weber
The Kennedys of Massachusetts is a 1990 TV miniseries that aired on ABC. Focusing mainly on the fifty-four year marriage of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Kennedy. The events depicted in the series are based upon the book by Doris Kearns Goodwin titled The Fitzgeralds and the Kennedys : An American Saga. The series aired across three nights, and earned an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
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The series begins in Boston in 1906, prior to John F. Fitzgerald being sworn in as city mayor. The Kennedys, as well as Fitzgerald's daughters, most notably Rose attend the swearing in ceremony. Joe Kennedy is shown to be smitten with Rose. The first episode covers their courtship, education, marriage and growth of their family, as well as Joe's affair with actress Gloria Swanson. Although Rose briefly leaves Joe, John persuades his daughter to return to her husband.
The second episode focuses on the eldest Kennedy children Joe Jr, Jack and Kathleen, as well Joe's appointment as Ambassador to England. Joe Jr's academic success and his father's favouritism bothers Jack, who feels he is equally as intelligent as his brother.