The Kennedys Chapters

Although America has no royal family, for awhile "The Kennedys" came close. These stories reveal how members of this Irish-American family, and their spouses, impacted the U.S. and its culture during the last part of the 20th century.

In a speech, Bobby announces the killing of his friend, Martin Luther King, Jr.

On October 22, 1962, JFK tells the American people about the Cuban missile crisis.

To resolve the missile crisis, America removes obsolete missiles in Turkey but replaces them with missiles on nuclear submarines.

Experts view U-2 photographs and notice a Russian truck convoy in Cuba.

Cuba's air force shoots down an American U-2 plane, killing the pilot.

President Kennedy's response to the Soviet Union, to resolve the Cuban Missile Crisis, has two versions. One is public, the other is private.

Adlai Stevenson brings the missile crisis to the UN looking for support, but the Soviet Union refuses to respond.

Bobby meets privatelywiththeSoviet Ambassador to discuss a deal to end the Cuban missile crisis.

Police find paper wrappings, cartridges, a rifle and fingerprints on the sixth floor of the Dallas School Book Depository.

Can black children be barred from attending publicly supported schools?

Two superpowers - the US and the USSR - send back-and-forth letters, each demanding that the other remove missiles from nearby countries.

Jackie Kennedy endures the unendurable when she sees her husband murdered. Soon after JFK's death, and before leaving Dallas, Lyndon Baines Johnson ta...

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