Conclusion. Resolving self-doubts and qualms over party loyalty, Robert Kennedy (Brad Davis) decides to campaign for the 1968 Democratic Presidential nomination. Ethel Kennedy: Veronica Cartwright. Lyndon Johnson: G.D. Spradlin. Rose Kennedy: Beatrice Straight. Ted Kennedy: James Read.
Part 2. Grief-stricken over his brother's assassination, Robert Kennedy (Brad Davis) rebounds into politics---and into a feud with President Johnson (G.D. Spradlin) and a race for New York's U.S. Senate seat. Ethel Kennedy: Veronica Cartwright. J. Edgar Hoover: Ned Beatty. Rose Kennedy: Beatrice Straight. Ted Kennedy: James Read.
Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.'s biography inspired this three-part docudrama that covers 1946-68. In Part 1, Bobby Kennedy (Brad Davis) marries Ethel Skakel (Veronica Cartwright) and becomes Attorney General in the Administration of his brother, John (Cliff De Young). Joseph Kennedy Sr.: Jack Warden. J. Edgar Hoover: Ned Beatty. John Seigenthaler: George Grizzard. Roy Cohn: Joe Pantoliano.