Inspired by one of the world s most iconic families, this eight-part scripted drama/miniseries ventures upstairs at the White House to chronicle the saga of America s first royal family during the 1960s. Through exhaustive research, The Kennedys prodives an intimate look at how Joseph Kennedy, Sr. shaped his son John and Robert to become two of the most influential men in America's history. With political events such as the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bay of Pigs and civil rights movement playing background to the personal stories of the relationships between brother and and brother and father and son, The Kennedys details how the two men handled their father, whose ambition exceeded their own, and ultimately made them who they were. The Kennedys recounts the scandal, tragedy, public greatness and private frailty of our nation's most fabled political family during one of the most momentous decades in history.