The conclusion recounts the tragedies that struck the Kennedys during World War II, and the postwar triumphs of John F. Kennedy (Steven Weber) in politics. Joseph P. Kennedy: William Petersen. Rose Kennedy: Annette O'Toole. Kathleen Kennedy: Tracy Pollan. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.: Campbell Scott. Rosemary Kennedy: Deirdre Lovejoy.
Spanning 1928-40, Part 2 chronicles the careers of Joseph P. Kennedy (William Petersen) as a Hollywood producer and as the ambassador to the Court of St. James's. Rose Kennedy: Annette O'Toole. Gloria Swanson: Madolyn Smith Osborne. Joseph P. Kennedy Jr.: Campbell Scott. John F. Kennedy: Steven Weber. Franklin D. Roosevelt: Josef Sommer.
A three-part saga about the Irish-American family that became a dynasty. Part 1 opens in 1906 and revolves around the marriage of Joseph Kennedy (William Petersen), an ambitious Harvard grad, and Rose Fitzgerald (Annette O'Toole), the spirited daughter of Boston's mayor. John Fitzgerald: Charles Durning. P.J. Kennedy: Pat Hingle. Gloria Swanson: Madolyn Smith Osborne.