40 minutes | Jan 11th 2021

The Curse of Camelot - Ted

What was sure to be a fantastic and beautiful weekend for a group of affluent people on Chappaquiddick Island ended up in total tragedy on July 19th, 1969.  It was the talk of the nation as it directly involved Ted Kennedy.  A member of one of America's most admired families.

 Referring to JFK's presidency as 'Camelot' doesn't do him justice by Sarah-Jane Stratford  (Nov 21,2013) https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/21/jfk-jackie-kennedy-camelot-myth

Exploring the Kennedy-Camelot connection by Robert Francis November 18, 2013 https://fortworthbusiness.com/opinion/exploring-the-kennedy-camelot-connection/

 

Camelot, King Arthur & the Knights of the Round Table By Owen Jarus - Live Science Contributor (April 11, 2018) https://www.livescience.com/28992-camelot.html#:~:text=Camelot%20was%20a%20mythical%20castled,table%20that%20held%20150%20knights.

Exploring the Kennedy-Camelot connection by Robert Francis (November 18, 2013) https://fortworthbusiness.com/opinion/exploring-the-kennedy-camelot-connection/

Ted Kennedy, Donald Trump, and the death of moral politics: The late Massachusetts senator, despite his personal failings, upheld standards that have since faded from American public life. By Neal Gabler (January 3, 2021) https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/30/opinion/ted-kennedy-donald-trump-death-moral-politics/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MTsVFQzNwk

Ted Kennedy, United States senator https://www.britannica.com/biography/Ted-Kennedy-American-senator

THIS DAY IN HISTORY JULY 18: (1969) Senator Ted Kennedy drives car off bridge at Chappaquiddick Island https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/incident-on-chappaquiddick-island

Why the True Story of ‘Chappaquiddick’ Is Impossible to Tell By Lorraine Boissoneault SMITHSONIANMAG.COM (APRIL 2, 2018) https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/why-true-story-chappaquiddick-impossible-tell-180968638/

CHAPPAQUIDDICK; The party (March 21, 1980) By Clayton Jones https://www.csmonitor.com/1980/0321/032161.html

Throwback Thursday: When Ted Kennedy’s Plane Crashed: Fifty years ago, the young Senator was seriously injured returning to Massachusetts just months after President Kennedy's death. by ERIC RANDALL (6/19/2014) https://www.bostonmagazine.com/news/2014/06/19/throwback-thursday-ted-kennedys-plane-crashed/

Apollo 11 Mission Overview https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/apollo/missions/apollo11.html

Edward M. Kennedy Escaped Death in 1964 By NED POTTER (August 6, 2009) https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=8271369

You weren't able to grill him': Investigator says it was 'implied' not to push Ted Kennedy 'too hard' on Chappaquiddick. By Anthony Rivas (May 7, 2019) https://abcnews.go.com/US/grill-investigator-implied-push-ted-kennedy-hard-chappaquiddick/story?id=62788818

Cadden, Vivian (August 1974). "What Happened at Chappaquiddick". McCall's. Vol. 102. p. 80. ISSN 1060-1201.

"Who's Who at the Kennedy Inquest". Time. Vol. 94 no. 10. September 5, 1969. p. 28. ISSN 0040-781X. Archived from the original on October 1, 2007. The five girls who attended the cookout are uniformly bright, efficient, fascinated by politics and cultishly pro-Kennedy

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boiler_Room_Girls

Chappaquiddick: No Profile in Kennedy Courage: Sen. Ted Kennedy's silver record tarnished by ghosts of 1969 fatal crash. By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES (August 26, 2009) https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/story?id=8212665

EXCLUSIVE: The real story of how Mary Jo Kopechne was a victim of the Kennedys TWICE: Secretary killed at Chappaquiddick had been yet another target of RFK's insatiable sexual appetite before his assassination By JERRY OPPENHEIMER FOR DAILYMAIL.COM (April 6, 2018) https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5582233/How-Mary-Jo-Kopechne-victim-Kennedys-TWICE.html

Ted Kennedy Deliberately Killed Mary Jo Kopechne — Because She Was Pregnant! Investigator finally reveals the tragic truth about Chappaquiddick. April 12, 2018 https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2018/04/ted-kennedy-killed-pregnant-mary-jo-kopechne-car-crash/

Remembering Mary Jo Kopechne By HOWIE CARR (July 26, 2020) https://www.bostonherald.com/2020/07/26/howie-carr-happy-birthday-mary-jo-kopechne/

THE CAMELOT DYNASTY By Tom Shales (September 19, 1992) https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/lifestyle/1992/09/19/the-camelot-dynasty/58a05143-437e-4ca7-92c4-2ab05d914136/

 

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