The series was broadcast on NBC, and was also sold to 50 Countries, with 27 of them broadcasting the series simultaneous. The series was nominated for 3 Golden Globes and 4 BAFTA, and won Baftas for Best Drama Series and Best Make Up.
Although this is a miniseries about the Presidency of John F. Kennedy, there are a few scenes depicting events which take dramatic license. These include:
Richard Paul Pavlick was portrayed inaccurately as being 36 years at the time of his December, 1960 attack on then-President-elect Kennedy, rather than his real age at the time 73.
In the scene before Jackie goes into labor with baby Patrick, she mentions Marilyn Monroe performing at Jack's birthday gala in New York, but the year is 1963. Monroe had already been dead for over a year by then, and in reality she performed for Jack in May 1962 (the actual month of his birthday), not 1963 as depicted in the film.
In another scene before baby Patrick is born, Martin Luther King, Jr. gives his "I Have a Dream" speech, which the Kennedy family see on TV. In reality that event did not occur until two weeks and five days after the death of baby Patrick, who died prematurely on August 9, while the speech occurred on August 28. In the movie it is the other way around.