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Kennedys Killed The Kennedys

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kennedy family kills kennedys mini series

Over the weekend, we reported that the History Channel mini-series The Kennedys had been scrapped.

Now, more details have emerged regarding History's decision to pull the plug on the mini-series, and it looks like a big influence was the Kennedy family.

According to a source, members of the Kennedy family have been lobbying A&E Television Networks (AETN) to kill the mini-series since its announcement back in Dec 09.

The source said that Caroline Kennedy was instrumental in getting the project scrapped, as was Kennedy scion Maria Shriver, who was quite vocal to execs with regards to her feelings about the project.

At this point, The Kennedys will still find life in Canada and other foreign countries, and producers Asylum Entertainment and Muse Entertainment are being given permission to shop the miniseries around in the U.S.

At the moment, it looks like Showtime is a top U.S. candidate.

After all this drama, we're def curious to check this series out!

Why do U think the Kennedys are so avidly against this mini-series airing?

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13 comments to “Kennedys Killed The Kennedys

  1. 1

    Wow, what kind of picture does it paint of the Kennedy's? Originally I just thought that it was a fictional story based on a real story, but now…. I think the Kennedy's have hurt there cause because I didn't care before, now I want to see it. I hope Showtime picks it up.

  2. Wrenn says – reply to this


    Wow…I guess that Tom Cruise and his Scientology cult don't have the same power and clout as the Kennedy clan.

  3. 3

    Why…Because they can't handle the truth! They are a political family..no better than the average Joe (no pun intended) and they want peopleto believe what they say.. not the truth. Everyone should know the truth about this family by now and if they don't then forget it..they just don't want to. I never understood why Americans put this family on a pedestal. Just sad.

  4. 4

    The Kennedys' cash was gotten illegally during the day. Most of the spawns have acted like fools over the past 50 years . . . There is tons of stuff to tell, but I would rather see it in a documentary than see people try to act it out.

  5. Xenu says – reply to this


    To show how much a POS this film is, Asylum Entertainment, the folks that brought you such fine films as Alien Vs Hunter, Transmorphers and The Terminators is shopping this dreck around.

  6. 6

    if they stopped it good for them. Why should people continue to make money off exploiting Caroline's dead parents. I would try and do the same thing in their situation. The History Channel should be ashamed of themselves

  7. 7

    told you so…

  8. 8

    I don't think the Kennedys have that kind of power anymore.

  9. 9

    This post is misleading at best. I have been following this miniseries for quite some time. And although I'm sure the Kennedys were against it, the big campaign was really a group of historians who noted it's factual inaccuracies and called it a hatchet job on history and noted it did not belong on the History Channel. www.stopkennedysmears.com

    The truth of the matter is this is a gross dramatization written and directed by buddies of Rush Limbaugh and the right wing machine to paint the Kennedys in the worst possible light. It is not based on fact and it is a slanderous job. While anyone is free to make dramatizations, the History Channel has a credibility to it that this miniseries doesn't adhere to.

  10. 10

    Factual inaccuracies or not, I don't think it should be aired simply because there's no point in rehashing the history of the Kennedy's. Yes, they're a political/public family, but if someone wants to learn something truthful about the family, why not read a book or two? Does everything have to be in TV form? Open a book and see what happens, you might be surprised. Overall, this shouldn't be a TV reality or drama, it was and is their lives, so naturally they're protective over that.

  11. 11

    When is it airing in Canada? Yeah for being Canadian!! There's also a documentary about the Kennedy's on TLC…I think it was January 30.

  12. 12

    Who cares anymore about the Kennedys? That family has abused their position for a century now. A rum running grandfather that stole over a million dollars from Gloria Swanson, was pulled by the president from his position as ambassador to England because of his pro-Nazi agenda; a son that killed a woman in a car accident and walked away unscathed; a grandson that raped a woman and walked away unscathed; drug and alcohol abuse runs rampent in that family. They can't hide from the truth anymore. THERE IS NO MORE CAMELOT for god sake!

  13. 13

    They photoshopped Katie Holmes so she would look more like Jackie-O…This looks ridiculous ! She does not even look like herself on this poster…