Bobby Kennedy for President
Directed byDawn Porter
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes4 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
CinematographyBob Richman
Running time58–65 minutes
Production companies
Original release
ReleaseApril 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)

Bobby Kennedy for President is an American documentary television series that focuses on United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy and his political rise in the 1960s.[1] The four-part first series was released on Netflix on April 27, 2018.[2]

The series, run by director and executive producer Dawn Porter, looks at Kennedy's political lore, including his 1968 presidential campaign, which ended with his assassination on June 5, 1968 at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California. The show uses archival footage during Kennedy's time as Attorney General and Senator, as well as conversations he had with his brothers, United States President John F. Kennedy and United States Senator Ted Kennedy.[3][4][5][6][7]

In addition to archival footage, the show interviews dozens of individuals who, at one point, were in Kennedy's circle, including Rep. John Lewis, Dolores Huerta, Harry Belafonte, Marian Wright Edelman, and William vanden Heuvel.[1][3]


No.TitleOriginal air date
1"A New Generation"April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)
Robert F. Kennedy works on his brother John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign in 1960.
2"I'd Like to Serve"April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)
Following his brother's assassination, Kennedy is elected to the U.S. Senate from New York in 1964.
3"You Only Get One Time Around"April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)
Kennedy begins his run for president, until he is assassinated at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles three months into his campaign .
4"Justice for Bobby"April 27, 2018 (2018-04-27)
After Kennedy's assassination, his family, friends, and supporters mourn, and his assassin stands trial.

See also


  1. ^ a b Gilbert, Sophie (April 30, 2018). "'Bobby Kennedy for President' Captures an Awkward Icon". The Atlantic. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  2. ^ Morfoot, Addie (March 16, 2018). "Netflix Nabs 'Bobby Kennedy for President' Documentary Series (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Lowry, Brian (April 26, 2018). "'Bobby Kennedy for President' adds to rich trove of Kennedy lore". CNN. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  4. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (April 25, 2018). "'Bobby Kennedy for President': TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  5. ^ Hale, Mike (April 26, 2018). "Review: In 'Bobby Kennedy for President,' a Don Draper of Politics". The New York Times. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  6. ^ Holpuch, Amanda (April 27, 2018). "Bobby Kennedy: Netflix documentary shines a light on his relevance". the Guardian. Retrieved September 17, 2018.
  7. ^ Campbell, Christopher (April 27, 2018). "Netflix's Bobby Kennedy Documentary Reveals Stark, Tragic Truths About An American Political Dynasty". Thrillist. Retrieved September 17, 2018.