When the project was announced on December 2009, it sparked controversy from The Kennedy's and and some Kennedy historians. Early version of the script was called vindictive and malicious according to rormer John F. Kennedy adviser Theodore Sorenson.
Here is the statement from History Channel:
"Upon completion of the production of The Kennedys, History has decided not to air the 8-part miniseries on the network. While the film is produced and acted with the highest quality, after viewing the final product in its totality, we have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand.
We recognize historical fiction is an important medium for storytelling and commend all the hard work and passion that has gone into the making of the series, but ultimately deem this as the right programming decision for our network."
The Kennedys is a multi-million project. I hope we can see it on other channel.
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