Chappaquiddick: The 50th Anniversary

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In the summer of 1969, U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy found himself in the worst scandal of his scandal-scarred life. He had plunged his mother’s 1967 Oldsmobile Delmont 88 into the black waters off Chappaquiddick Island and then swam to safety, leaving Mary Jo Kopechne to suffocate in the submerged vehicle.

In this special podcast, written by New York Times best-selling author Howie Carr, you’ll learn how Ted Kennedy clamored to absolve himself of nearly all responsibility for the death of a young woman before a national television audience, and managed to face few legal repercussions in the wake of Mary Jo’s gruesome death at the age of 28.

Chappaquiddick: The 50th Anniversary was written by Howie Carr, produced by Grace Curley, associate produced by Brandon Tieso, and narrated by Taylor Cormier.

Read more about Ted and other Kennedy scandals with Howie Carr’s Kennedy Babylon, Vol. 1, A Century of Scandal and Depravity and Kennedy Babylon, Vol. 2.

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