- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: A&E Home Video
- DVD Release Date: July 28, 1997
His parents were determined that he rise above the level of the "saloon-keeping" Irish. He succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. Joseph Kennedy, Sr.'s life was a controversial saga of influence and alleged impropriety, public victories and private setbacks. But above all, it was a life marked by drive and fierce devotion.
BIOGRAPHY® uses rare footage, period accounts, personal records and the memories of family members to trace the life of the man who fathered America's foremost political dynasty. Discover the brilliant business deals that made him a millionaire, and explore the allegations of his involvement in less-than-legal activities. See how he rose to political prominence as the first Irish-American ambassador to Great Britain, and how his behind-the-scenes influence contributed to the political successes of his sons.JOSEPH KENNEDY, SR. is a revealing chronicle of a uniquely American life and a legacy that continues to this day.