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The notion that the media gave Ted Kennedy a break is nonsense. I read the first Time magazine article on the accident when it appeared. It clearly stated that parts of Kennedy's account, such as his reason for being on the bridge he drove off, were unbelievable and his reason for waiting so long to contact ...
They called Ted Kennedy the Lion of the Senate. He spent most of his time stuffed, satiated and asleep, and the rest of it on the prowl for young flesh. He also had a hand in numerous pieces of legislation. But the only thing he will be remembered for is leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to die at Chappaquiddick in ...

Even after almost half a century, associates of the Kennedy family sought to suppress the story of Mary Jo Kopechne, who was left to die in an Oldsmobile that Senator Ted Kennedy had driven off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island, Massachusetts, in 1969. He then fled the scene. It happened after a ...
Among the “scrambled thoughts” that came to a young Ted Kennedy as he stumbled from the water into which he had crashed his Oldsmobile, killing his passenger and crippling his political career, was a sort of existential question, if not a supernatural one. The 37-year-old U.S. senator from Massachusetts ...
The film Chappaquiddick, released Friday, tells the story of Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy's role in the July 18, 1969, drowning death of Mary Jo Kopechne, a 28-year-old campaign strategist. But the ensuing narrative intertwines the investigation into Kopechne's death with the Kennedy family's ability to ...
The incident at Chappaquiddick ended Kopechne's young life and derailed Ted Kennedy's presidential ambitions for good, but nearly half a century later, the details of what happened that fateful night remain unclear. Conspiracy theories and questions endure. How did Kennedy end up driving off the ...

This later realization—that Ted Kennedy was, in fact, a political giant who stood on his own two feet—marked much of the attention that surrounded his death from cancer in August 2009. Now, the question is whether the introduction of the Chappaquiddick story to a new generation will jeopardize that ...
Ted Kennedy could never erase the tragedy at Chappaquiddick, Mass., not even in Gstaad, Switzerland. In “Real Lace Revisited: Inside the Hidden World of America's Irish Aristocracy” (out Thursday from Lyons Press) author James P. MacGuire tells of a dinner party at the chalet of Bill and Pat Buckley.
Directed by John Curran and starring Jason Clarke as Ted Kennedy and Kate Mara as Mary Jo Kopechne, the pic details the true story of the night Kennedy drove his car off a bridge, which resulted in the death of Kopechne and pretty much destroyed his chance at the White House. Kennedy left the scene ...
Thomas Maier is the author of "When Lions Roar: The Churchills and the Kennedys." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his. (CNN) Could a Kennedy become president again? That question has hovered over American politics for more than a half century. The Kennedy family is still very active ...
I was one of Ted Kennedy's chief aides de camp.” He hadn't thought about writing a book until he and his late wife were asked to sit with Ted Kennedy's body as it lay in state at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston in 2009. The senator's widow, Victoria, has asked Doherty to ...
The new and disturbing movie “Chappaquiddick,” about the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's July 1969 car crash that left Mary Jo Kopechne dead, is set to debut on CNN's “American Dynasties: The Kennedys” this weekend. The movie, which reopens the scandal and Kennedy's failure to save Kopechne or ...
Ted Kennedy Jr. FES '91 announced on Wednesday that he will not seek a third term in the Connecticut General Assembly in order to focus on advocating for disability rights at the federal level. Kennedy, the son of the late Massachusetts senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, has been hailed as a star in the ...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Massachusetts senator, said Wednesday he will not seek a third term in the Connecticut Senate because he wants to focus on protecting disability rights, which he said are under "an enormous threat" at the federal level. The 56-year-old Democrat ...
Entertainment Studios has released a new trailer for the upcoming drama Chappaquiddick, which chronicles the deadly incident involving Senator Ted Kennedy at the titular location. Based on a true story, Chappaquiddick stars Jason Clarke as Kennedy, who at this point in time was mulling over a potential ...
Ted Kennedy Jr., who has shied away from comparisons to his famous father and talk of his family's mystique, won't run for re-election to the state Senate. It's a surprise move for the Branford Democrat who many on the left viewed as a rising star in the state party, so much that Kennedy mused over a run for ...
Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr. received a tour of ViiV Healthcare's new facility in Branford. Mark Cockett (left), vice president and head of discovery; and Max Lataillade (right), vice president and head of clinical development showed Kennedy around the new facility and briefed him on the work being done at ViiV ...

“Chappaquiddick” has been well received by liberals and conservatives for its decidedly agnostic take on the 1969 crash involving Massachusetts Sen. Ted Kennedy and Mary Jo Kopechne, particularly in regards to whether Mary Jo and Ted were lovers and whether he was drunk when his car veered off ...
“Chappaquiddick” is an impressive, fascinating and clinical film about a young Ted Kennedy, the power of myth and the corrosive cynicism of mythmakers. And so the other day, in a Chicago movie theater, as the closing credits were rolling, people left their seats without saying, “I really liked it” or “I really ...
Now that so many men are being brought to account for past misbehavior, we're all asking questions we never thought to ask before. One that comes up a lot is: What was he thinking? It's early yet, but Chappaquiddick, director John Curran's suspenseful, disturbing account of Senator Ted Kennedy's ...
A few years ago director John Curran and actor Jason Clarke made a late night trip to the Dike Bridge on Chappaquiddick. The bridge has been rebuilt, but the dirt road, Poucha Pond, and rural landscape haven't changed much in 49 years since Sen. Ted Kennedy drove his car off the bridge in a late night ...
It's no secret that the Kennedy family has been stricken with grief on numerous occasions, so much that Ted Kennedy, the youngest brother of John F. Kennedy, once wondered if there was some kind of curse that hung over his name. Now, audiences will see a dramatization of the tragedy that led to this ...


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