History Channel Pulls Plug on Controversial Kennedy Family Project Produced by Joel Surnow

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PASADENA (AP).- A controversial miniseries on the Kennedy family will not air on the History Channel because the completed multimillion dollar project does not fit the “History brand,” the network said. The eight-part series drew criticism during its production from figures such as former Kennedy administration aide Theodore Sorenson, who attacked the scripts as inaccurate. The role of producer Joel Surnow, a political conservative, also drew suspicion from fans of the Kennedy family. “We have concluded this dramatic interpretation is not a fit for the History brand,” the network said in a statement late Friday. The decision was first reported Friday by the Hollywood Reporter. History said the decision was made after viewing the entire series, which stars Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as President John F. Kennedy