posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 04:05 PM
I have been watching the Kennedy's mini-series. Its enjoyable and in a lot of cases, the acting is excellent and would recommend it if you like
stories about politics and powerful historical families.
One glaring error and what must be a purposeful exclusing from the program is a complete absense of Ted Kennedy from the program. There is
absolutely no mention of Ted Kennedy.
Joe Kennedy Jr. who died in WWII, who is relatively unknown is a major figure in the first two episodes.
Bobby Kennedy is a major player in the show
Joe senior is a major figure
Rose is a major figure
Caroline and John jr are in the show
Ethel Kennedy is in the show
Ted Kennedy is not in the show at all. He is not at the house. He is not playing the traditional football games on the lawn. He's not at dinner.
They don't mention him to explain his absense. He is not there on election night when absolutely everyone is there watching the election returns.
Ted Kennedy was elected to the Senate in 1962 taking the seat that JFK gave up to run for President, hence he was an extremely successful politican
exactly at the time this family "history" was being depicted. Joe Kennedy was obsessed with getting his sons in the upper levels of American
politics. He originally wanted Joe to be President and after he died, pushed JFK into politics. Bobby Kennedy wanted nothing to do with politics
after JFK was elected, yet Joe pushed him into the Attorney General job. All of that, yet in the middle of the entire early show, when JFK is
running for President, Bobby running his campaign, Ted runs for Senate and wins and there is absolutely no mention of him at all.
If you watched the show you would absolutely assume that the Kennedys had three sons, not four, especially one who was a successful politican at such
a young age.
Curious. Perhaps they don't want to get into the Chappaquiddick business, but that does not seem likely, since in many cases the show is
unflattering towards the Kennedys.
Why did they completely erase Ted Kennedy from this show, since it was intended to be an accurate historical drama?