Mary Jo Kopechne

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Mary Jo Kopechne's Family: She Was No 'Wide-Eyed Idealist'

Film 'Chappaquiddick' revisits her 1969 death in Ted Kennedy's car

(Newser) - Chappaquiddick is back in the headlines again, thanks to the release on Friday of a movie based on the infamous 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne. The 28-year-old died after she left a party on Chappaquiddick Island with Ted Kennedy, whose Oldsmobile went off an island bridge and plunged into... More »

It's Time to Forgive Kennedy for Chappaquiddick: Globe

Senator's remorse was real and his good works atoned for inexcusable behavior

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy's behavior after the Chappaquiddick crash was inexcusable, but it's time to accept his atonement, the Boston Globe writes in an editorial a week after the senator's death. Kennedy's remorse was genuine, as shown by his actions toward the end of his life and his words in an upcoming... More »

Kennedy Memoir: Chappaquiddick 'Inexcusable'

Senator writes openly of his worst moments

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy tells of his anguish after Chappaquiddick in a memoir to be published this month, reports the New York Times, admitting that he "made terrible decisions" in the accident that killed his passenger, Mary Jo Kopechne. In True Compass, Kennedy deals unsparingly with the low points in... More »

Words Failed Kennedy on Chappaquiddick

Senator invited Kopechne's parents over, couldn't talk

(Newser) - Though he longed to tell Mary Jo Kopechne’s parents about the 1969 accident that killed their daughter, Ted Kennedy couldn’t find the words on two occasions when he invited them into his home, a new book on the senator says. “When the time came, after plenty of... More »

Kennedy Inks Blockbuster Deal for Memoir

Senator will discuss failed presidential bid, Chappaquiddick

(Newser) - After a 6-day auction, Ted Kennedy's memoirs have sold for more than $8 million, the New York Times reports. Assuming the Senate Ethics Committee OKs the deal, Kennedy will discuss his lengthy career, infamous car crash, and failed presidential bid. He’s “walking, talking history,” gushed the book's... More »

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