Thursday, April 07, 2011

The Kennedys' Miniseries

Are you watching The Kennedys' Miniseries? As you can see by the photograph and stack of Jackie books on my end table by where I sat watching the movie I am a long time Kennedy fan.
I have been looking forward to this move ever since first hearing about it while in production. When I heard that the History Chanel had decided not to air it I was not happy. Thankfully the Reelz Chanel picked it up.

Here is a close up of my Jackie books.
This is the envelope from the Whitehouse that my fifty year old picture of JFK came in.

Apparently someone tore the stamp off, I have no idea where it went. The envelope is post marked, "Washington 36, D.C., Aug 16, 8-PM, 1961".

It is strange to think about today that at nine years old I was so taken with the Kennedys' that I would write a letter to the White House asking for a picture and that I knew at that young age they were something special.

So, are you watching and what do you think?


  1. I would love to see this (and YES, I was disappointed as well when History decided not to show it) and I don't think I have Reelz!!! Maybe it will be available at some time on Netflix. The mysterious draw this family holds is something I have never been able to shake! I even have a John-John! LOL

  2. Michelle, I didn't think I had the Reelz Chanel either but searched around and found out that I do. You might want to check and see if you have it. On Saturday and Sunday they are playing the whole series leading up to the finally on Sunday night.
    I love that you have a John-John!

  3. Sue,
    I have been watching it! I think the casting is superb! Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes were the perfect choice!
    PS My 16 year old's name is Kennedy.:)

  4. Just watched it for the first time tonight, so thanks for the suggestion! If you go on line to the website for she show, you'll get a listing of all the stations showing it. I had never heard of Reelz, either, but I seem to have it. I enjoyed the production, but why does Jackie (Katie Holmes) have an accent from the outer boroughs of NY? She sounds like a BBQ (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens) secretary.

  5. Haven't watched it, don't have Reelz, but I have a hard time picturing Katie Holmes as Jackie.

  6. HHH & Kathie, In my humble oppinion Katie Holmes is going a good job in the role of Jackie Kennedy.
    I am looking forward to the final episode tonight.

  7. That is so cool that you have a picture of JFK from the White House and even cooler that you saved the envelope! xx

  8. Huge JBKO fan... I have a ton of books about her, but not the top one on your stack!

  9. I eagerly looked forward to the 'Kennedy Series' and enjoyed it.

    My first time voting in a Presidential Election was 1960 and I voted for John Kennedy. Jackie was always the quintessential lady to me, full of grace and charm.

    I remember exactly what I was doing when the news was announced that he had been shot. I couldn't believe what I heard.

    Blessings...Betty @ Country Charm


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