Beefed up with previously unavailable archival footage, this History Channel documentary sheds new light on President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s physical and political tests of will during his truncated term of office. Although JFK was groomed for leadership, he had to learn to trust his own instincts once he
made it to the oval office. Throughout his 1000-day tenure, he faced off against the Soviet Union's Nikita Kruschev, who recklessly used his country's nuclear arsenal as a bargaining chip. Kennedy's most damaging anti-Communist blunder was the Bay of Pigs fiasco, a Cuban military invasion that failed because the new president was intimidated by the military old ...