The BEST episodes of American Dynasties: The Kennedys

Every episode of American Dynasties: The Kennedys ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of American Dynasties: The Kennedys!

American Dynasties: The Kennedys is a six-part CNN Original Series that takes viewers behind the public image of America’s First Family, revealing how personal relationships within the Kennedy dynasty helped shape national and global events from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the struggle for civil rights legislation. The docuseries spans the lives of Joseph and Rose Kennedy and their children, uncovering how and why this one family so significantly impacted 20th century America.

Last Updated: 1/13/2024Network: CNNStatus: Ended
The Legend of Camelot
25 votes

#1 - The Legend of Camelot

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/8/2018

Numbed by grief after the assassination of her husband, Jackie crafts JFK’s legacy, while Bobby becomes a champion of the dispossessed and the family’s next great political hope.

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Family Secrets
35 votes

#2 - Family Secrets

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/1/2018

As personal scandal threatens his marriage and looming nuclear war undermines his administration, President John F. Kennedy must fight to protect the presidency, the country and the world.

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The Power of Wealth
51 votes

#3 - The Power of Wealth

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/11/2018

Joseph “Joe” Kennedy’s political ambition passes first to his son Joe Jr. and then to reluctant second son, Jack.

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The Legacy
28 votes

#4 - The Legacy

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/15/2018

Tragedy strikes again when Bobby Kennedy is assassinated in LA and only surviving son, Ted Kennedy, must overcome scandal and misfortune to continue the family legacy and pass the baton to the next generation.

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The Path to Power
45 votes

#5 - The Path to Power

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/18/2018

John F. Kennedy launches a long-shot bid for power, but the seemingly perfect candidate must confront the issues of his health, faith and fidelity if he is to have any chance of reaching the White House.

Directors: Tim Dunn
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Brothers in Arms
38 votes

#6 - Brothers in Arms

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/25/2018

A confident, popular John F. Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected American president, but he will have to rely on his brother, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, to help him navigate the disasters of 1961.

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