Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsRobert Kennedy
IN THE NEWS

Robert Kennedy

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
January 25, 1985 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
Sometimes they're adored. Sometimes they're scorned. The Kennedys are always fascinating, though, a remarkable family that has worn its epic problems on the nation's sleeve, a family whose own tragedies are America's tragedies. Those memories are painfully recalled in "Robert Kennedy and His Times," the seven-hour CBS miniseries premiering at 8 p.m. Sunday (on Channels 2 and 8) and continuing at 8 p.m. Monday and 9 p.m. Tuesday.
ARTICLES BY DATE
NEWS
November 22, 2013 | By Morgan Little
It was the assassination that launched a thousand conspiracy theories. Soon after President John F. Kennedy was killed on Nov. 22, 1963, the "who killed Kennedy?" debate began, and 50 years later, it continues. There have been books, movies and television shows devoted to the topic. Never mind the official ruling of the Warren Commission, that fact-finding committee established by the U.S. government. The majority of Americans -- 61% -- believe that Lee Harvey Oswald did not act alone . That contradicts the commission's conclusion that Oswald, and Oswald alone, planned and carried out the killing of the president.
Advertisement
NATIONAL
June 10, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
In politics, names can become synonymous with an idea. “Reagan” connotes the best of what the Republican Party imagines itself to be. “Paul” - by way of perennial presidential candidate Ron and his son and current senator, Rand - evokes individualism and libertarianism. But in all American politics, there is hardly a name that's more synonymous with tragedy than “Kennedy.” Every story that arises about the storied family only seems to make that bond  harder to dissolve.
NEWS
November 15, 2013 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: The Go Go Gala , benefiting the GO Campaign to improve the lives of orphans and children in need worldwide. The affair honored “local hero” Jane Ekayu for her work rehabilitating Uganda's child soldiers and it celebrated the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, Paraguay, whose young musicians play instruments made from empty cans, old cutlery, buttons and other throwaways. Of note: Auction sales have contributed mightily to the charity's revenue, and actor Robert Pattinson, for one, has supported the GO Campaign as a buyer and seller.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1985 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, Times Staff Writer
There was a rather quiet moment, smack in the middle of Sunday night's opening segment of "Robert Kennedy and His Times," when it all came home. In the CBS-TV miniseries, Kennedy, portrayed by Brad Davis, is seen as attorney general in shirt sleeves in his office--J. Edgar Hoover in attendance--tacking his children's crayon drawings to the ornate Justice Department walls, his lumbering black dog Brumus on patrol.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 1997 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Did Marilyn dump RFK? . . . Cher dumps her contractor. . . . Tamagotchis vs. Giga Pets Before she died, Marilyn Monroe wasn't heartbroken over being dumped by a Kennedy; she was the one doing the dumping. So asserts John W. Miner, the former prosecutor who investigated the screen siren's death for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He made his assertion during a telephone interview after filing a libel suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against a supermarket tabloid.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 1988 | KENNETH REICH, Times Staff Writer
Calls for a revival of the ideals of Robert F. Kennedy and expressions of hope that America may soon enter a more progressive political era marked a daylong conference in Los Angeles Saturday commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kennedy's last campaign. Three of Kennedy's children, numerous political associates, farm labor leader Cesar Chavez and former Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. joined hundreds of Kennedy faithful in attending the event at Loyola-Marymount University.
NEWS
October 20, 1992 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hours after riots erupted in Los Angeles last May, Gov. Bill Clinton debated whether to visit an inner-city neighborhood and speak about racial tensions. The inspiration was political but also historical: During the 1968 presidential campaign, Robert F. Kennedy had given a dramatic speech in Indianapolis after Martin Luther King Jr. was slain, trying to calm an explosive situation. Clinton was keenly aware of the parallel.
NEWS
May 15, 1993 | ROBERT SHOGAN, TIMES POLITICAL WRITER
"My brother need not be idealized in death, beyond what he was in life," Edward M. Kennedy said 25 years ago in a eulogy to his slain brother, Robert. Yet with the passage of time, a generation that knows Robert F. Kennedy only by the tragic legend of his star-crossed family has come to view him with something close to reverence.
NEWS
July 8, 1994 | PATT MORRISON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Now, one bloodstained glove--brown leather, right-handed, found on the grounds of the O.J. Simpson estate quite early one June morning--will take its place in a vigilantly tended collection of dissonant objects that fall under the plain, broad heading of "evidence." All this week, all the week before, this glove was literally the gauntlet thrown down as defense and prosecution battled eloquently to keep it out, to get it in.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 3, 2013 | By David Colker
Life magazine photographer Bill Eppridge was on assignment taking pictures of wild horses in the Montana mountains in 1968 when he got word that Robert F. Kennedy was running for president. "I jumped into my Jeep, drove about 20 miles down the worst roads in the world," Eppridge said in a 2008 radio interview. He had photographed Kennedy in 1966 and was so taken with the senator that he desperately wanted to cover the presidential campaign. "I've got to do this," he begged his editors.
NATIONAL
October 23, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
The trial of a son of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy on misdemeanor charges he scuffled with nurses when he tried to take his newborn son out of a hospital resumed Tuesday morning in suburban New York. It was the second day of the proceedings in the Mount Kisco Town Court where Kennedy faces charges of harassment and child endangerment in connection with the incident. The trial resumed Tuesday morning, broke for lunch and will resume in the afternoon, a court spokesman said by telephone.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
I go to the Beverly Hilton to interview Ethel Kennedy, the subject of a new HBO documentary, "Ethel," which airs Oct. 18. The film is by her youngest daughter, Rory. I walk through the door and there she is, straight up and picture perfect, and for one heart-stopping, utterly unanticipated minute I am 4 years old again, watching my father sob in our living room. He was always a big man, quiet and calm, but now his glasses are on the floor and his face is in his hands and the sound he makes is frightening enough to send me out the front door and onto a neighbor's lawn.
NATIONAL
June 10, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
In politics, names can become synonymous with an idea. “Reagan” connotes the best of what the Republican Party imagines itself to be. “Paul” - by way of perennial presidential candidate Ron and his son and current senator, Rand - evokes individualism and libertarianism. But in all American politics, there is hardly a name that's more synonymous with tragedy than “Kennedy.” Every story that arises about the storied family only seems to make that bond  harder to dissolve.
NATIONAL
May 17, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert Kennedy Jr. who had struggled with alcohol and drugs, died of asphyxiation due to hanging, it was announced Thursday. The body of the 52-year-old was found in a building at her home in Bedford, N.Y., on Wednesday. An autopsy was performed Thursday morning by a Westchester County medical examiner. Officials on Thursday morning released a two-sentence statement, sent by email to reporters: “The Westchester County Medical Examiner's office today did an autopsy on the body of Mary Richardson Kennedy,” the statement said.
NATIONAL
May 16, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Mary Richardson Kennedy, the estranged wife of Robert F. Kennedy Jr., was found dead on the family's property north of New York City on Wednesday, two years after her husband filed for divorce and following a history of drug and alcohol problems. Kerry A. Lawrence, a lawyer who had represented Mary Kennedy in a 2010 drunk driving case, confirmed the death, but neither he nor police in the town of Bedford in Westchester County, N.Y., released a cause of death. An autopsy was scheduled Thursday, the Associated Press reported.
NEWS
May 15, 1994 | JOHN M. BRODER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Clinton, flanked by oversized photos of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, implored the nation Saturday to heed the message of his heroes by forswearing violence and working "to pull this country together." Clinton spoke at the dedication of a memorial to King and Kennedy at the corner of 17th and Broadway, where Kennedy gave a memorable speech that quieted a distraught crowd on the night of King's murder in Tennessee 26 years ago.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 14, 2012 | By Mary McNamara, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
I go to the Beverly Hilton to interview Ethel Kennedy, the subject of a new HBO documentary, "Ethel," which airs Oct. 18. The film is by her youngest daughter, Rory. I walk through the door and there she is, straight up and picture perfect, and for one heart-stopping, utterly unanticipated minute I am 4 years old again, watching my father sob in our living room. He was always a big man, quiet and calm, but now his glasses are on the floor and his face is in his hands and the sound he makes is frightening enough to send me out the front door and onto a neighbor's lawn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2012 | By David G. Savage, Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON — Nicholas Katzenbach, the Kennedy administration lawyer who faced down Gov. George Wallace to enroll the first black students at the University of Alabama and who helped write the landmark civil rights and voting rights acts of the 1960s, has died. He was 90. Katzenbach died Tuesday night of natural causes at his home in Princeton, N.J., according to his daughter, Anne Katzenbach of New York City. Katzenbach was one of the "best and brightest" who were drawn to Washington when John F. Kennedy became president in 1961.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Richard Threlkeld, a former CBS and ABC correspondent who covered the fall of Saigon and helped establish the CBS "Sunday Morning" show with weekly stories that showcased his prodigious energy and incisive writing, died Friday in a car crash on Long Island, N.Y. He was 74. Threlkeld was driving his 2008 Mini Cooper in Amagansett when he collided with a propane tanker, according to the East Hampton Police Department. He was pronounced dead at Southampton Hospital, not far from his home in East Hampton.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|