By Jeff Labrecque
Updated November 19, 2010 at 09:01 PM EST

Some historians have preemptively criticized The History Channel’s upcoming eight-part miniseries, The Kennedys, but there’s little to nitpick about the promotional poster that recently leaked online. The collage of Kennedy faces perfectly captures the personalities of Camelot’s players. There’s the burden of history weighing on the president (Greg Kinnear), modeled from his official presidential portrait, the pleasant but fragile smile of Jackie (Katie Holmes), Robert’s (Barry Pepper) clear-eyed determination, and their father’s (Tom Wilkinson) guile and ambition. Below, Pepper and Kinnear re-enact the famous picture of the brothers consulting during the 1960 Democratic National Convention.

Does this artful attention to historic detail give The Kennedys some credibility?

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