July 19, 1999 |
If they're America's first family, as the common wisdom goes, they're also television's first family. Although nationally prominent since the 1930s, the Kennedys' profile evolved and grew in the public eye most strikingly as TV's did. In fact, it's hard uncoupling them from this medium in recalling just the last four decades. From the pivotal JFK-Nixon debates to the assassination of John F.
July 31, 1999 |
The wreckage of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s single-engine aircraft shows no evidence so far that it experienced a fire, in-flight breakup or engine problems before it crashed into the Atlantic Ocean and killed Kennedy and two others July 16, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement issued Friday.
July 23, 1999 |
If you dare to raise questions about any of this, you're immediately branded a heartless, soulless, mindless cretin. However . . . Now that John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife and sister-in-law have been buried at sea on live television--delivered there Thursday like heads of state and eulogized by somber celebrity anchors against a medley of chopper pictures from the heavens and file footage of a toddling John-John--doesn't this set a precedent?
June 19, 1987 |
John F. Kennedy Jr., son of the assassinated President, has taken a summer law clerk's job in the Justice Department's civil rights division, headed by Assistant Atty. Gen. William Bradford Reynolds, officials said Thursday. Reynolds, one of the leading conservatives in the Reagan Administration, made the final decision to hire the son of the liberal Democratic President, Deborah Burstion-Wade, a spokeswoman for the civil rights division, said. Kennedy's uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.
November 3, 1990 |
John F. Kennedy Jr., who twice flunked the New York bar examination, passed the Connecticut bar exam. Kennedy, 29, took the Connecticut and New York exams last summer. The N.Y. results were expected next week. Kennedy, a graduate of New York University Law School, was among 1,081 people who passed the Connecticut test out of 1,489 people who took it.
November 19, 1991 |
John F. Kennedy Jr. joined his cousin, William Kennedy Smith, in a West Palm Beach, Fla., courtroom as jury selection for Smith's rape trial continued. Kennedy, who drew scores of onlookers as he headed out of the courthouse at lunchtime, became the latest Smith relative to visit the proceedings. Now an assistant district attorney in Manhattan, the son of President John F. Kennedy said his appearance was not an attempt to influence the case. "That really wasn't the intention," he said.
August 30, 1999 |
President Clinton began another day of vacation and politics in East Hampton, N.Y., by helping to commemorate the late John F. Kennedy Jr. The president and his wife, Hillary Rodham Clinton, visited the home of international venture capitalist Alan Patricof, where they posed for pictures for the October issue of George magazine, the magazine Kennedy founded. Kennedy was killed last month with his wife and her sister in a plane crash.
July 24, 1999 |
Here is the text of the eulogy delivered Friday by John F. Kennedy Jr.'s uncle Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.): Thank you, President and Mrs. Clinton and Chelsea, for being here today. You've shown extraordinary kindness through the course of this week. Once, when they asked John what he would do if he went into politics and was elected president, he said, "I guess the first thing is call up Uncle Teddy and gloat." I loved that. It was so like his father.
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July 21, 1999 |
We can't stop talking about it. Even after we accept that there is no hope, the conversation continues. "Why did he fly in the dark?" a friend asks, and we explore the question. "He was so young," my wife says, and we discuss it in depth. "The family is cursed," a talk-show caller declares, and we linger on it endlessly. Three lives were lost when that small, fragile flying machine disintegrated against the concrete surface of the ocean. But it's the man we concentrate on. John-John. The salute.
August 20, 2000 |
President Kennedy died when his son John F. Kennedy Jr. was just a toddler, but a bronze statue will picture an imaginary moment the two might have shared as adults. The $300,000 statue will depict the two men walking along a beach, with Kennedy's arm around his son's shoulder. The Barnstable Town Council approved a request by the Hyannis Area Chamber of Commerce to place the statue on town land, perhaps as soon as the fall of 2001.