Behind The Scenes Of The History Channel

Was It Going To Be Too Accurate?

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Kennedy Library Archives/Newsmakers
Kennedy Library Archives/Newsmakers

Once the leaked script was out there, they had to rewrite and rework the series completely. But, it was too late. The high-profile show was pulled entirely for being pretty much wall-to-wall slander and lies.

Co-creator of the show, Joel Surnow still defends the product he was going to put out. He says that the media was biased against him because he was a staunch conservative who wanted to make a Kennedy series. Conspiracy theories insist that the living Kennedy clan was able to bully the History Channel into dropping the show because it was going to portray JFK and his allies too accurately.