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Kennedy Car Accident / Kopechne Death #204659

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1969
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Bypassed Introduction Harry Reasoner (NYC)

(Studio) "I have just been to the funeral of a very lovely girl, and this isn't an appropriate time for comment"--Senator Edward Kennedy's only public statement on auto accident in which Mary Jo Kopechne, 28, died. Sources doubt he'll ever say much about it.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Plymouth, Pennsylvania) Mourners outside Saint Vincent's Church. Kennedy, wife Joan, and sister-in-law Ethel, attend. He wears neck brace. Mr. and Mrs. Jos, Kopechne shown. Simple and brief ceremony at gravesite. [KOPECHNE - says Kennedy wished it was him and not Mary Jo,]
REPORTER: David Culhane

Culhane, David;
Reasoner, Harry

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