From a different perspective, Larson tells the story of Rosemary Kennedy, the intellectually disabled sister of JFK, and her disastrous lobotomy, after which she was hidden away and ignored for decades.
Camelot was the court of King Arthur, but it also was term given to the Kennedy White House. The knights in shining armor were of course Jack, Bobby and Teddy, and there were a cast of characters, too.
The Patriarch is the perfect title for the life story of Joseph Patrick Kennedy. It resounds with the drama of rolling drums to introduce a paterfamilias who created one of America's most powerful political dynasties
If you admire JFK's idealism and the spirit of civility and hope that he inspired in our nation, you will be appalled by Stephen Kronish's endlessly salacious entertainment at JFK's posthumous expense.
I cannot understand how or why the History Channel, with its ostensible commitment to historical scholarship, would even consider airing the right wing smear campaign propaganda that is the "The Kennedys."