July 18, 1999 |
The search for John F. Kennedy Jr.'s missing plane forced the networks to alter their sports programming, with ABC switching its British Open golf coverage Saturday to fellow Disney-owned ESPN and the Major League Soccer All-Star game to ESPN2. CBS wasn't as fortunate. It had to scrap its broadcast of the Ameritech Senior Open golf tournament. ABC was scheduled to show the third round of the British Open starting at 7 a.m.
July 7, 2000 |
John F. Kennedy Jr. turned down an offer by one of his flying instructors to accompany him the night of his doomed flight to Martha's Vineyard, saying that he "wanted to do it alone," federal investigators reported Thursday.
June 23, 2000 |
Federal investigators have concluded pilot error caused the plane crash that killed John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and his sister-in-law, NBC News reported Thursday. The National Transportation Safety Board is finalizing its report, which is expected to be released in the next several weeks, according to the network.
May 1, 1990 |
John F. Kennedy Jr. flunked the New York state bar exam for a second time and has one last chance to pass or lose his job as an assistant prosecutor, a spokeswoman for the Manhattan District Attorney's Office confirmed Monday. "All assistants get three chances. It's a long-standing office policy," said Colleen Roche, spokeswoman for Manhattan Dist. Atty. Robert M. Morgenthau. The 29-year-old only son of assassinated President John F.
January 5, 2001 |
George, the political magazine founded by John F. Kennedy Jr., will cease publication in March, the publisher said. The magazine has a circulation of 500,000, but couldn't attract enough advertising to stay afloat, said French conglomerate Lagardere's magazine publishing arm, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines. "The recent softening of the ad market has only compounded George's situation," Hachette Chief Executive Jack Kliger said. About 40 staff members will be affected by the shutdown.
August 1, 1999 |
A curious subject came up last week when it was suggested that ABC-TV's Diane Sawyer was wrong to ask for a couple of days off work after the plane crash of family friend John F. Kennedy Jr., rather than reporting the story for the people who pay her. Any criticism of Sawyer on this score is unjustified, for more than one reason. She was hardly the only ABC newsperson able to do this story. Peter and Babs and others there could handle it.
July 20, 1999 |
Something holds them together. Some quality, some strand that only they can see and feel, binds the Kennedys through unfathomable sadness. Just what it is is anybody's guess, said John Seigenthaler, director of the 1st Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and a former administrative assistant to Robert F. Kennedy. "But like no other family I know . . . there are remarkable bonds of love that pull them together," Seigenthaler said. "I think they find strength in each other."
July 25, 1999 |
Friends and family members gathered Saturday to bid a final, heartfelt farewell to Lauren Bessette and her sister Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, who perished with John F. Kennedy Jr. in a plane crash in the Atlantic Ocean. In the week since the accident, there have been countless eulogies for the 38-year-old son of Camelot, the husband of Carolyn.
July 30, 1999 |
When should a news reporter be allowed to opt out of covering a major story for personal reasons? And does such a decision only reinforce perceptions that journalists are increasingly too close to the major figures whom they are supposed to be covering dispassionately? That issue is under debate in the wake of Diane Sawyer's decision to stay away from her "Good Morning America" co-anchor chair for two days last week, after the crash of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane.
July 22, 1999 |
Long before John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane went down off the southwest coast of the island, people on Martha's Vineyard were all too familiar with heart-wrenching search-and-rescue efforts. They also knew the attention such catastrophes can bring--and what that can mean for life on an island that is supposed to be an idyllic retreat but is forever battling growth, chicness and other perceived threats to its quaintness.