When Kevin Vigilante took on Patrick Kennedy, he intended to run a clean race. He was about to get the political education of a lifetime. P.O.V. presents Taking on the Kennedys, an acerbic, witty, and revealing look at the dark underbelly of contemporary political's. An idealistic Rhode Island doctor and political novice, Vigilante went up against Patrick Kennedy, heir to one of the country's most powerful political families, for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, he found himself front and center in a modern-day David vs. Goliath battle of distorted television imagery and sound-byte rhetoric. Desperate to revive his dying campaign, Vigilante finally abandoned his ideals and slung mud back at Kennedy-with surprising results. With unrestricted access to the candidates as they plot strategies, vie for media attention, debate, and nearly come to blows on the sidewalk, award-winning filmmaker Joshua Seftel exposes the hard-hitting reality of political campaigns and powerful dynasties, featuring appearances by Caroline Kennedy, Senator Edward Kennedy, John F. Kennedy Jr.., and other powerhouse political figures. DVD Features: Filmmaker Commentary; Short Film: The Real Russell; the Making of Taking on the Kennedys: An Interview with Pat and Lee Seftel; Original Television Campaign Commercials; Filmmaker Interview; Trailer; Filmmaker Biography; Interactive Menus; Scene Selection.