“He’s Zelig, he’s everywhere — from World War I to World War II to the Cold War to the New Frontier,” says David Nasaw, author of the The Patriarch: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy. “If you look at the world the way [Kennedy] looks at it, your understanding of 20th Century American history is enormously expanded.”
— From Nick Gillespie’s latest Reason TV interview.
If you haven’t seen it yet, Joel Surnow’s 2011 miniseries on the Kennedys is still available in streaming format at Netflix and Amazon Prime. Tom Wilkinson as the Machiavellian elder Kennedy steals virtually every scene he’s in.