'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick' Episode 2: Kennedy Addresses Nation as Suspicion Builds
The second season of the hit docu-series “Scandalous” continued on Fox News Channel with an in-depth look at how the mysterious 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne threw Sen. Ted Kennedy's political career into turmoil.
On last week's season premiere of "Scandalous: Chappaquiddick," narrator Bruce McGill took us through the events surrounding Kopechne's death, which occurred in a late-night car accident following a summertime party among Kennedy campaign staffers.
Senator Kennedy (D-Mass.) had left the party with the young woman, and police later found her body and Kennedy’s car submerged in Pocha Pond off the small one-lane Dike Bridge in the quiet Martha's Vineyard village of Chappaquiddick.
Episode 2, "Tiger By the Tail," begins with Kopechne's family grieving her loss and the suspicion building about Kennedy's actions on that fateful night. Kennedy’s advisers were hard at work on a plan to save his career and preserve his presidential dreams, while trying to keep the media in the dark.
Amid the ongoing investigation, Kennedy acknowledged that he had to address American voters in a live speech on national TV, prompting even more questions and the launching of an official inquest into Mary Jo’s death.
In the four-episode presentation of Scandalous: Chappaquiddick, the riveting story is told from the perspective of many of those involved, along with the journalists who covered it.
Using archival footage and records, never-before seen photos, as well as new interviews with those involved, we revisit the daily twists and turns of the drama, nearly 50 years after it first captivated the world.
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