|Written by||Reg Gadney|
|Directed by||Jim Goddard|
E. G. Marshall
|Music by||Richard Hartley|
|Country of origin||United States|
|Executive producer(s)||Alan Landsburg|
|Running time||311 minutes|
|Production company(s)||Alan Landsburg Productions|
Central Independent Television
|Original release||November 20–22, 1983|
Kennedy is a 1983 American-British five-hour television miniseries written by Reg Gadney and directed by Jim Goddard. The miniseries is a biography of the 1961-1963 presidency of John F. Kennedy. It was co-produced by Alan Landsburg Productions and Central Independent Television and originally aired in the United States starting on 20 November 1983, and concluding on November 22, the 20th anniversary of Kennedy's assassination.
The miniseries stars Martin Sheen as President John F. Kennedy, Blair Brown as Jacqueline Kennedy, John Shea as Robert F. Kennedy, E. G. Marshall as Joseph P. Kennedy, Geraldine Fitzgerald as Rose Kennedy, Vincent Gardenia as J. Edgar Hoover, and Kelsey Grammer as Stephen Smith amongst many others.
Part 1 averaged a 12.0/17, against The Day After, and ranked 54th out of 64 programs the week of November 14-20, 1983 . However, Parts 2 and 3 both ranked in the Top 10 for the week, with Part 2 averaging a 22.3/34 and Part 3 averaging a 24.3/37. Out of 64 programs airing the week of November 21-27, 1983, Part 2 ranked 6th for the week, and Part 3 ranked 4th for the week .