Chris Matthews will anchor a “Hardball” documentary “The Kennedy Brothers” next Thursday at 7pm on MSNBC.

The special “deconstructs the myth and legend surrounding this quintessential American family,” according to Hardblogger. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Frank Mankiewicz, biographer Peter Canellos, and presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin are interviewed.

Matthews is also the author of “Kennedy & Nixon: The Rivalry that Shaped Postwar America.”

He talked about the special on “The Colbert Report,” which you can watch in today’s Morning Reading List. Check out a preview of the documentary after the jump…

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