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Bobby Kennedy for President 

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This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.
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Peter Edelman ...  Self - Legislative Assistant to Robert Kennedy 4 episodes, 2018
Paul Schrade ...  Self 4 episodes, 2018
William Arnone ...  Self - Constituent Cast Aide, Office of Sen. Robert Kennedy 3 episodes, 2018
Harry Belafonte ...  Self 3 episodes, 2018
Neil Gallagher ...  Self - U.S. Representative (D - New Jersey) 3 episodes, 2018
William Vanden Heuvel ...  Self - Special Assistant to Robert Kennedy / ... 3 episodes, 2018
John Lewis ...  Self - Campaign Aide to Robert Kennedy / ... 4 episodes, 2018
Sandi Gibbons ...  Reporter - City News Service / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Pete Hamill ...  Self - Journalist 2 episodes, 2018
Dolores Huerta ...  Self - Co-Founder, United Farm Workers 2 episodes, 2018
Juan Romero ...  Self - Former Busboy, Ambassador Hotel 2 episodes, 2018
Marian Wright Edelman ...  Self / ... 2 episodes, 2018
Samuel Adams ...  Self - Friend of Robert Kennedy 1 episode, 2018
Michael DeVorkin ...  Self - Robert Kennedy 1968 Campaign Worker 1 episode, 2018
Laurie Dusek ...  Self - Sirhan Sirhan's Attorney 1 episode, 2018
Martin Kasindorf ...  Self 1 episode, 2018
Michelle Miller ...  Self - Correspondent, CBS News 1 episode, 2018
D.A. Pennebaker ...  Self - Filmmaker 2 episodes, 2018
Sandra Serrano ...  Self - Kennedy Campaign Worker 2 episodes, 2018
Munir Sirhan ...  Self - Brother of Sirhan Sirhan 1 episode, 2018
Frank Thomas ...  Self - Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation 1 episode, 2018
Kim Taylor Thompson ...  Professor and Legal Expert, NYU School of Law 1 episode, 2018
Robert F. Kennedy ...  Self 4 episodes, 2018
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This four-part documentary series weaves together rare and exclusive footage of attorney general, U.S. senator, and presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in the 1960s.

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Thin and Shallow
10 May 2018 | by jaigurudavidSee all my reviews

While there is a great deal of rare historical footage, this production doesn't provide any in-depth analysis of the man and his candidacy. The lack of narration is both jarring and telling. Any analytical narrative would have emphasized the fact that, while popular and symbolic, RFK's candidacy had little substance. He became a hero to the Latinos and (to a lesser extent) African-Americans, but he never articulated a real plan or proposed a practical policy that would have improved their plight. He conveniently transformed his image from a Hawk in 1962 to a Dove in 1968 once he saw the political capital in representing the peace movement. Yet, again, he had no plan to end the conflict in Vietnam. I firmly believe RFK was in support of civil rights and peace, but it takes more than a family name and compassion to be an effective leader. I doubt RFK would have gone down in history as an effective president had he lived to be elected.

The fourth and last episode of this series tips the hand of the producers. If it wasn't apparent in the first three episodes, the message of the fourth was clearly that the country could have been "fixed" if RFK had lived. That of course is pure speculation and, as I wrote earlier, is doubtful. The last episode is little more than blatant hero worship. The final episode also spends too much time on pointless conspiracy theories, theories which attempt to amplify RFK's real importance by suggesting that a higher level of authority considered him a threat and had him eliminated. Sadly, it was only the maniacal actions of mentally-disturbed man that tragically ended the candidacy of Robert Kennedy.


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