American Experience: RFK

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Overview

This documentary explores Robert Kennedy's life and his search for a purpose to devote it to both before and after his legendary brother's death. Sympathetic and tragic, the perspective of this program is that Robert Kennedy's true voice was suppressed over and over again until it was silenced forever with an assassin's bullet.
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Overview

This documentary explores Robert Kennedy's life and his search for a purpose to devote it to both before and after his legendary brother's death. Sympathetic and tragic, the perspective of this program is that Robert Kennedy's true voice was suppressed over and over again until it was silenced forever with an assassin's bullet.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Interview with filmmaker David Grubin; Video feature: What if RFK Had Lived?; 1968 photo gallery
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/5/2004
  • UPC: 841887051477
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Pan & Scan
  • Time: 2:00:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 50,390

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Blair Brown Voice Only
Technical Credits
David Grubin Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Michael Bacon Score Composer, Songwriter
Rachel Buchanan Associate Producer
James Callahan Cinematographer
James Callanan Camera Operator, Cinematographer
Sarah Colt Producer
Deborah Peretz Editor
Mark Samels Executive Producer
Geoffrey C. Ward Consultant/advisor
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- RFK
1. Introduction [3:56]
2. In the Shadows [4:23]
3. Crusader [13:13]
4. Attorney General [5:38]
5. Hickory Hill [3:29]
6. Freedom Riders [8:53]
7. Cuban Missile Crisis [2:44]
8. Kennedy, Hoover, and King [6:04]
9. November 1963 [1:59]
10. Mourning [7:20]
11. From the Shadows to the Stage [5:18]
12. Transformation [:43]
13. Choosing to Run [18:32]
14. The 1968 Campaign [7:24]
15. California [9:54]
16. Credits [10:22]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- RFK
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   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Interview With Filmmaker David Grubin
      Video Feature: What if RFK Had Lived?
      1968 Photo Gallery
      Photo Credits
   PBS Online
   American Experience
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Complex Bobby

    This is an excellent video based on the life of Robert F. Kennedy. What it does well is that it is quick, concise, tells us the real character of RFK without droning on about how great or terrible he was, just focusing on his humanity. RFK in the beginning comes off as rough and mean Inquisitor of Hoffa, but then turns around to speak against the Vietnam war, for minorities from black Native Americans, Appalachian white and Chicanos. And helping Cesar Chavez, all while risking his political capitol. What caused this historic transformation? It is the focus of the movie and the focus of RFK as a man from his early days trying to pin something on Hoffa and working for McCarthy to being the "last great liberal." That was his brother's death.

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