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'The Kennedys' Miniseries Trailer: Family Cast In Negative Light (VIDEO)

03/19/2011 12:00 pm 12:00:48 | Updated May 25, 2011

Ask not what your country can do for you, but how you can savage a prominent family after its members have passed away.

"The Kennedys," the brainchild of Joel Surnow, the conservative behind the hit show "24," is an eight part miniseries about the first family of American politics -- and the series itself courts as much controversy as it seeks to portray. After vocal complaints from the Kennedy family and historians, the series was dropped by its producer, The History Channel, and then struggled to find a broadcast home -- it was rejected by Showtime and Starz, amongst other outlets -- before being picked up by ReelzChannel.

After one mild trailer, a new one has been released, this one revealing alleged nefarious intentions, affairs and unsubtle evil speeches from family patriarch, Joe Kennedy. The film closely mirrors that of the script preview The Daily Beast obtained earlier in the year, which you can read by clicking here.

With the first episode set for April 3rd, this may just be the beginning.

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