Fox Nation 'Scandalous: Chappaquiddick' Episode 3: Kennedy Attempts to Move Ahead to White House Run
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The story of the mysterious 1969 death of Mary Jo Kopechne continued on Fox News Channel on Episode 3 of "Scandalous: Chappaquiddick."
Last week on Episode 2 of the hit docu-series, narrator Bruce McGill took us through the chaotic aftermath of the late-night car accident that threw Sen. Ted Kennedy's political career into turmoil.
With Kennedy’s advisers hard at work to save his career and preserve his presidential dreams, 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.
On Episode 3, "His Turn," Kennedy tries to push past the controversy and decide if he should run for president. Then-President Richard Nixon uses Chappaquiddick as a weapon to keep Kennedy at bay, but is soon crippled by a scandal of his own -- the bungled break-in at the Watergate hotel which would eventually doom his presidency.
Kennedy’s presidential dreams are never fully extinguished, however. He decides to follow in his brother’s footsteps and make a run for the White House, but the media digs back into the accident at Chappaquiddick -- raising even more questions than ever about the worst night of the senator’s life.
Two decades after the accident, ripples from that fateful night still impact the residents of Chappaquiddick, and the man who served as the grand jury foreman, decides to speak out.
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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