JFK Special 1. | The Irish Woman Who Built The Dynasty

This November marks 60 years since President John F Kennedy was assassinated. 


His name is associated with history defining events, but it’s also connected with a dynasty, known for their celebrity and notoriously for being ‘cursed.’


The Kennedy family, thought of as American royals by many, have a fascinating and tragic history - especially the women in JFK’s life and family line.


Today we’re going right back to the start, to a farm in Ireland to meet JFK’s great-grandma, Bridget, who overcame tragedy and poverty to forge the foundation of a dynasty.


This is the first instalment in a mini-series, The Kennedy Women, which will look into the lives of Bridget, Jackie, Rosemary and the so-called family curse.


The senior producer was Charlotte Long. The producer was Stuart Beckwith.


Archive courtesy of NBC.


You can read more about Neal Thompson’s work here.


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