The Kennedys: After the Controversy Offers Fresh Glimpse into the Epic Miniseries
Posted 10.24.11 by reelz
Even before The Kennedys aired, the epic eight-part miniseries was surrounded by a firestorm of controversy. Now a new special, The Kennedys: After the Controversy, looks at the reaction the multiple Emmy-Winning series had on the world of politics and entertainment.
"The Kennedys has been called the most radioactive miniseries ever made," said Steve Holzer, Executive Producer of ReelzChannel Original Programming. "Now After the Controversy gives a fresh glimpse into the lives of those portrayed in the miniseries through revealing accounts from people with intimate knowledge of the Kennedy family and the miniseries."
Airing Saturday, Nov. 5 at 7 PM ET / 7 PM PT, the special includes and never-before-seen interviews with the cast, including Greg Kinnear (Jack Kennedy), Outstanding Lead Actor Emmy-winner Barry Pepper (Bobby Kennedy), and Katie Holmes (Jackie Kennedy). The Kennedys: After the Controversy is hosted by Hollywood Uncensored host and Hollywood Dailies contributor Sam Rubin.
In addition, The Kennedys executive producer Joel Surnow and writer Stephen Kronish discuss the controversy surrounding the miniseries and their reactions to Emmy acclaim (the series won four Primetime Emmys and was nominated for Outstanding Miniseries or Movie). MSNBC's Hardball with Chris Matthews host Chris Matthews also gives viewers a look at his stirring new biography Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero (the book will be released Nov. 11 by Simon & Schuster).
Also featured in the special is People East Coast News Editor Liz McNeil, who talks about her recent feature story "Jackie's Secret Life," sharing back-story details and even a few surprises she came across while writing the piece. With more than five decades of covering politics in America, former NBC News White House correspondent Sander Vanocur talks about his time covering the Kennedy administration. USA Today Washington and congressional reporter Gregory Korte discusses his piece on the conspiracy theories surrounding John F. Kennedy's assassination which he wrote for USA Today’s special edition "JFK's America" issue released last November.
The Kennedys: After the Controversy kicks off a week of Reelz programming dedicated to celebrating the return of The Kennedys, Sunday, Nov. 6-14 starting at 8pm ET and 8pm PT. ReelzChannel is on DirecTV channel 238, Dish Network channel 299, and available on your cable or satellite system.
Sign up for Kennedys alerts to get email reminders with tune-in dates and times. The Kennedys, an eight-hour movie event, reached 7.7 million viewers during its premiere week.
Next Showing: The Kennedys: After the Controversy
premieres Nov. 5 at 7 PM ET