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.
July 24, 1999 |
At a White House news conference earlier this week, President Clinton said that John F. Kennedy Jr. "had actually not been back to the White House since his father was killed, until I had become president." But Kennedy, who lived at the White House until his father was assassinated in 1963, had apparently visited on at least two other occasions, during the Nixon and Reagan presidencies.
July 22, 1999 |
The bodies of John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife and sister-in-law were finally found and brought to shore Wednesday, ending a massive five-day search that employed airplanes, ships and submarines and utilized radar, sonar and global positioning satellites. The bodies--which were found amid the twisted wreckage of the plane's fuselage, 116 feet below the surface off Martha's Vineyard--were taken to a medical examiner's office for autopsies.
September 24, 1996
Dear John: I'm not convinced. I'm not convinced that you really married longtime girlfriend Carolyn Bessette on Cumberland Island off the coast of Georgia in a super-secret ceremony on Saturday night. This was just a shameless ploy to get on the cover of People (like you haven't been on it enough) or to garner publicity for your magazine, George, right? But on the off chance that all those media reports are in fact true, I have a question: What the heck were you thinking?
August 14, 1996 |
It was the hottest ticket in town, an after-hours gathering of the glitterati at the San Diego Zoo. We walked down a darkened path, past the gorilla exhibit, flashing our hard-to-get credentials at a series of security checkpoints. Suddenly, straight ahead, was a grouping of one of the rarest, most regal, and--at this convention--most despised American breeds: Kennedys! We had arrived at a party put on by the political magazine George. We approached the editor, John F. Kennedy Jr.