Getty President John F. Kennedy with his family, circa 1960s.
History Channel’s eight-part documentary series on the life of President John F. Kennedy, titled “Kennedy,” will premiere Saturday, November 18 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT, just days before the 60th anniversary of his Assassination.
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The series airs on History Channel, but if you don’t have cable, you can stream “Kennedy” live or on-demand for free DirecTV stream or Philo TV.
“Kennedy” Streaming Guide
DirecTV Stream offers four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate,” and “Premier.” History Channel is included with all of them, and you can choose any package and add-on you want with your five-day free trial:
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Once you’ve signed up for DirecTV Stream, You can stream “Kennedy” live, on-demand, or on DVR (if you’re recording) in the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.
Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (like a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android Phone, iPad or Android tablet.
On Philo TV you can watch a live stream of History Channel and over 60 other TV channels, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Philo free trial
Once you have logged in to Philo, You can stream “Kennedy” live, on-demand, or on DVR (if you’re recording) in the Philo app or website.
Compatible devices for the Philo app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible with Android mobile devices), any device with Android TV (e.g. a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield) , iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
Once you’ve used up all your free trials, Sling TV is the cheapest way to watch a live stream of the series. History Channel is included in either the Sling Orange or Sling Blue packages, each only $20 for your first month:
Get Sling TV
Once you’ve signed in to Sling TV, With the Sling TV app, you can stream Kennedy live, on-demand, or on DVR (if you’re recording). or Sling TV website.
Compatible devices for the Sling TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, and any device with Android TV (e.g. B. a Sony TV). or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.
The eight-part series will air over a period of three days. The first three episodes of “Kennedy” will air and/or stream on November 18th. The next three will air on November 19th. The final two will air on November 20th.
The series is directed by 23-year-old Ashton Gleckman. Reviews indicate that it is a comprehensive book about President Kennedy’s life before, during, and after his inauguration in the Oval Office.
JFK served 1,000 days in office, but his presidency remains enshrined as one of the most memorable in history. Kennedy was assassinated at the age of 46. That’s a detail most people remember from his presidency, but Gleckman hopes to delve deeper into it.
“Kennedy” will take an in-depth look at the relationships the 35th president had. with his wife Jacqueline Kennedy, his brother Robert F. Kennedy, former President Richard Nixon, Ted Sorensen and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Nearly 80 members of the Kennedy family were interviewed for this project. Notable interviewees include Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Conan O’Brien and Bruce Greenwood.
Actor Peter Coyote will narrate the documentaries. Producers include Jon Kamen, Dave Sirulnick and Robert Meitus.
“Kennedy:” What the director says
“Part of my mission from the beginning was to move away from just focusing on people who covered JFK. I wanted to (interview) people who covered the time and context of JFK to really get a complete picture of that time,” Gleckman said via The Indianapolis Star.
“The second half of the show is one crisis after another,” he added. “You will probably be aware that more things happened in his 1,000-day term than normally happen in a four-year or even eight-year term. Given the many things that have happened, be it the Berlin Crisis, the Bay of Pigs, the brewing Cold War or the Cuban Missile Crisis that almost led the world into nuclear war, 15 years after World War II, it is also a time of Hope, the baby boomer era when everything seemed possible. When Kennedy was killed, we had the awakening that things would take a darker turn. That’s what happened with the Vietnam War and everything else.”