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JFK & Addison’s Disease

JFK struggled with chronic pain his entire life. During JFK’s senate campaign in 1952, Joe Kennedy feared that if the public found out about his son’s Addison’s Disease, it could cost him the race, maybe even his political future. Watch an interview bite with writer Evan Thomas to see how JFK managed his illness on the campaign trail.

“JFK” premieres November 11 & 12 on PBS.