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A presidential hopeful crashes his car in the middle of the night and leaves a young woman to die. What transpired in the hours after Ted Kennedy’s car went over the bridge in Chappaquiddick changed the course of American history. Nearly 50 years later, everyone has a theory yet no one knows the truth. Follow the investigation and hear from those who lived through it in this series from People magazine and Cadence13.
The story of Chappaquiddick is not only about Ted Kennedy or Mary Jo Kopechne. It was also about the Boiler Room Girls, the women who were Mary Jo's co-workers -- and her friend. Many theories about what happened that night have been explored in this podcast. And in the final episode of Cover-Up, a mysterious letter reveals new details about the story that has been shrouded in secrecy for nearly 50 years.
|Jul 19, 2018|
Ye Shall Seek the Truth
Peel back a layer that you think brings you closer to answers about Chappaquiddick, and you find more questions. What to make of the story of a young girl who witnessed an unusual occurrence on the island the night of Ted Kennedy’s car accident. She has never spoken publicly about that moment -- until now. Hear her story, and that of the man who tried to solve the decades-long mystery but was a complete mystery himself. A man who’s quest for the truth took us down the rabbit hole.
|Jul 12, 2018|
Swept Under the Rug
The investigation into Chappaquiddick was cloaked in an atmosphere of threats, fear and intimidation. The attempt to have Mary Jo Kopechne’s body exhumed for an autopsy was fought by her parents — and would become their lasting regret. Hear from the experts who testified about Mary Jo’s final moments - and from the last man who tried to find out what happened that night.
|Jun 28, 2018|
The Secret Keepers
President Nixon had been in office nearly seven months at the time of the Chappaquiddick accident but he viewed Ted Kennedy as a potential threat to his political future. So he sent his private investigator to dig up some dirt, a man who may have known more about Chappaquiddick that anyone else. Learn about his secret investigation and hear from one of the the Senator’s closest confidantes, whom he called in the early morning hours after the accident.
|Jun 21, 2018|
The Family Code
Many people say you can’t understand Chappaquiddick unless you understand the effect of Bobby Kennedy’s death on his younger brother, Ted. The same could be said for Mary Jo Kopechne — that you have to understand the effect of Bobby’s death on her. Learn about the two people at the center of the scandal: the man thrust into a position he never expected, and the woman whose life was cut short before she ever had a chance. Hear from those who knew a side of Mary Jo many didn't get to see, and the surprising theory they all share.
|Jun 14, 2018|
Joey'll Fix It
The weekend of July 18, 1969 was meant to be a special occasion, a reunion for those who worked for Bobby Kennedy’s presidential campaign. But the gathering quickly turned into a night shrouded by secrets and mystery. Hear about the one witness who Ted Kennedy’s team feared the most, and the surprise revelation that turns the Senator’s story on its head.
|Jun 07, 2018|
10 Hours Later
A young woman is found dead in Senator Ted Kennedy’s car the morning after he drove off a narrow wooden bridge on the island of Chappaquiddick. Officials on-scene learn the victim is not who they at first feared, and questions arise as to why Ted waited so long before reporting the accident. Plus, a mysterious piece of evidence introduces one of many theories about what really happened that night.
|May 31, 2018|
A presidential hopeful crashes his car in the middle of the night and leaves a young woman to die. What transpired in the hours after Ted Kennedy’s car went over the bridge in Chappaquiddick changed the course of American history. Nearly 50 years later, everyone has a theory yet no one knows the truth. Follow the investigation and hear from those who lived through it in this series from People magazine and Cadence13. Coming May 31.
|May 14, 2018|