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The Kennedys (Miniseries) Conclusion Sun. 8pm ET
Digital News Report ^ | 4/9/11 | Jael Kirk

Posted on 04/10/2011 4:44:46 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta

The Reelz Channel has been running a marathon of “The Kennedys” and will show the conclusion on Sunday, April 10th at 8pm ET.

Media Week says the station took a risk airing the miniseries. The station is seen in 60 million homes and receives no fees from cable or satellite providers.

While the top-tier channels receive payments from the providers, Reelz is paid only by advertisers.

Stanley S. Hubbard, the head of Hubbard Broadcasting which owns Reelz, said he hasn’t seen a more “interesting” TV series in decades.

The New York Post calls the Kennedys “One of the best, most riveting, historically accurate dramas”. Meanwhile the LA Times says Barry Pepper deserves an Emmy Award.

Katie Holmes played Jacqueline Kennedy, and Greg Kinnear played John F. Kennedy.

JFK’s father, Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr (Tom Wilkinson), played an important role in getting his son the Presidency.

(Excerpt) Read more at digitalnewsreport.com ...


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'The Kennedys' has been mired in controversy. Caroline Kennedy and Maria Shriver managed to get it removed from the History Channel.
1 posted on 04/10/2011 4:44:50 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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2 posted on 04/10/2011 4:45:48 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: patriot08; onyx; Vendome

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3 posted on 04/10/2011 4:47:54 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as JFK and Jackie in the mini-series 'The Kennedys.'

4 posted on 04/10/2011 4:49:11 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I’ve DVRd every episode, but haven’t yet had the opportunity to watch them. I’m hoping to get some time next weekend. Does anyone know if they’re actually worth watching?


5 posted on 04/10/2011 4:51:02 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: nesnah; MayflowerMadam; madinmadtown; Mach9

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6 posted on 04/10/2011 4:52:56 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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The Kennedy's: America's premier dysfunctional family.

Of the 4 brothers, the only one worth a crap was Joe Jr., who died admirably serving his country in WWII. The rest were drunks, murderers, serial philanderers, rapists and criminals.

7 posted on 04/10/2011 4:53:07 PM PDT by NWFLConservative
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To: OldDeckHand

I watched the whole thing, and I recommend it.


8 posted on 04/10/2011 4:53:37 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Oh man, I wish I would have known about this I would have DVR’ed them. I hope they will have it on again.


9 posted on 04/10/2011 4:53:46 PM PDT by mykdsmom (FUBO)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Maria Shriver and Caroline Kennedy


10 posted on 04/10/2011 4:53:53 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: NWFLConservative

The Kennedy family didn’t want this series to be shown. It’s well worth watching.


11 posted on 04/10/2011 4:54:39 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: OldDeckHand

Absolutely !


12 posted on 04/10/2011 4:54:40 PM PDT by Reagan69 (Sarah Palin ="for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14)
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To: mykdsmom

It will definitely be repeated.


13 posted on 04/10/2011 4:55:16 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: JoeProBono

Caroline looks awful there. Time has not been kind to her.


14 posted on 04/10/2011 4:56:12 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman ("My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge;..." Hosea 4:6)
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To: JoeProBono

Maria Shriver and Caroline Kennedy can’t face the truth. Watching this series has taken me back in time.


15 posted on 04/10/2011 4:56:34 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: mykdsmom

You can buy the series on DVD. You’ll have to google it . I’ve watched it and I’m buying the DVDs.

If for nothing else, the casting is nothing short of amazing.


16 posted on 04/10/2011 4:56:54 PM PDT by Reagan69 (Sarah Palin ="for such a time as this?" Esther 4:14)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I’ve watched it twice so far. Well done. Look forward to the last two hours tonight.


17 posted on 04/10/2011 4:57:11 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Arizona Carolyn

I’ve watched it twice too!


18 posted on 04/10/2011 4:58:46 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: ken5050; TheConservativeParty; Recovering_Democrat; Niuhuru

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19 posted on 04/10/2011 5:02:02 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: when the time is right; robowombat; mass55th; goat granny; Lakeshark

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20 posted on 04/10/2011 5:05:33 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

We have no TV reception. Does the show point out what good friends and supporters they were of Joe McCarthy? Joe McCarthy is actually Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s (Robert’s daughter) Godfather.


21 posted on 04/10/2011 5:05:50 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
Warning Spoilers:

Rumor has it, he gets shot in the final episode...

22 posted on 04/10/2011 5:07:05 PM PDT by apillar
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To: gorush

I don’t believe that was mentioned.


23 posted on 04/10/2011 5:07:26 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

More’s the pity. :{)


24 posted on 04/10/2011 5:08:21 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: apillar

25 posted on 04/10/2011 5:08:26 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta
No William Devane in all roles? I ain't watchin' !


26 posted on 04/10/2011 5:09:05 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Reagan69

Available on Netflix?


27 posted on 04/10/2011 5:09:05 PM PDT by Avid Coug
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To: OldDeckHand

I think it has been .....


28 posted on 04/10/2011 5:09:16 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

So glad you posted this thread.

Have watched a few episodes and Greg Kinear is fantastic.

But then Kinear never disappoints - deserves an Oscar for this performance...he captures JFK with understated brilliance.


29 posted on 04/10/2011 5:09:53 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Is it 2012 yet?)
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Kinear never disappoints - deserves an Oscar for this performance...he captures JFK with understated brilliance.

I agree...

30 posted on 04/10/2011 5:11:50 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

It’s been a great series and am looking forward to seing the last 2 episodes. Do they finally bring Teddy out? Thus far it’s almost like he never existed. LOL.


31 posted on 04/10/2011 5:14:06 PM PDT by nicksaunt
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To: sodpoodle; Arizona Carolyn

Jackie on left, and Katie on right...

32 posted on 04/10/2011 5:14:52 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: nicksaunt

I hope they show Chappaquiddick.

I’ve been feeling so bad for Jackie...


33 posted on 04/10/2011 5:17:08 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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Attorney General Robert Kennedy,Senator Ted Kennedy, and President John F. Kennedy, 1962

34 posted on 04/10/2011 5:19:51 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: apillar
Abraham Lincoln

John F. Kennedy

The guy sitting in front of Peewee Herman


35 posted on 04/10/2011 5:20:32 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: BenLurkin

36 posted on 04/10/2011 5:22:13 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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Same here. Enjoyed it quite a bit as the acting was very good imho.


37 posted on 04/10/2011 5:23:34 PM PDT by bobby.223
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Jackie (Katie)holding John-John.

38 posted on 04/10/2011 5:26:33 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Revolting cat!

He was wicked as JFK


39 posted on 04/10/2011 5:26:49 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom!!! <sarc>)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

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Not surprisingly, this negative portrayal of the American political family garnered criticism from the left–and from the Kennedy family. Ted Sorenson, a former advisor to John F. Kennedy, called an early version of the script “malicious” and “vindictive.”

Why did the History Channel drop the show? In an interview
http://insidetv.ew.com/2011/03/19/the-kennedys-discrimination/
with Entertainment Weekly, Surnow points out that the script was approved by at least two notable historians and experts on The Kennedys–so it wasn’t an issue of historical accuracy. Instead, Surnow says, it came down to “discrimination and censorship”.

Despite how the Libs tried to prevent it from being shown,
watch it.
‘The Kennedys’ turns out to be a solidly entertaining portrait.


40 posted on 04/10/2011 5:31:54 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I don’t get REELZ why don’t they put it on a channel everyone can get.


41 posted on 04/10/2011 5:32:46 PM PDT by Venturer
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It was supposed to be on the History Channel, but the Kennedys killed it.


42 posted on 04/10/2011 5:33:55 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: patriot08
Despite how the Libs tried to prevent it from being shown, watch it. ‘The Kennedys’ turns out to be a solidly entertaining portrait.

Exactly...

43 posted on 04/10/2011 5:35:57 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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The Worship Service is coming to an end? Oh joy!!! Now another rehash of (dramatic music please) The Cuban Missile Crisis which will follow encore presentations of the assassination which will follow........
44 posted on 04/10/2011 5:38:15 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

I’m watching the final two episodes now.

Amazing performance by Kinnear, Pepper and Holmes - there were times in black and white shots I had to take a second look to see if it was him or John Kennedy.


45 posted on 04/10/2011 5:40:16 PM PDT by WestCoastGal (SL I believe hes a remarkable race-car driver, I think some people in the world have forgotten that)
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To: WestCoastGal

When the camera catches Kinnear in a certain light, the resemblance is spooky.


46 posted on 04/10/2011 5:42:19 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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Jackie on the left, and Katie on the right in Dallas on the day of the assassination...

47 posted on 04/10/2011 5:43:34 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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HBO’s “Rat Pack” from 1998 with Ray Liotta as Sinatra was fantastic...Same dirt about JFK, brother and father....Highly recommend it.....It’s on Youtube also....


48 posted on 04/10/2011 5:44:08 PM PDT by geege
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Now that’s funny!


49 posted on 04/10/2011 5:44:24 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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Too bad Kinnear won’t get an award. He’s just like JFK...


50 posted on 04/10/2011 5:45:49 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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