The Kennedys, an eight episode miniseries, uses public events as a background to tell the intimate story of this iconic family. That's a fancy way of saying it's so historically inaccurate it couldn't be shown on the channel that commissioned it - the History channel. On the eve of the 1960 presidential election, the senator is poised to become the youngest man ever elected to office. While he and a heavily pregnant Jackie are in the media spotlight, behind the scenes Joseph Kennedy Sr works furiously to ensure his son's victory over Richard Nixon. This drama series stars Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as President John F Kennedy and his wife Jackie, charting the triumph and tragedy of the couple.