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Kennedy Car Accident / Kopechne Death #446588

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jul 22, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Edward Kennedy attends funeral for Mary Jo Kopechne. 1st public appearance since wkend. when car went off bridge near Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Has been in seclusion in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts. Police say Ted Kennedy waited 8 hrs. to report accident. Charged with leaving scene of accident.
REPORTER: Chet Huntley

(Plymouth, Pennsylvania) MJK's parents, friends, and outsiders present at church. [Joseph KOPECHNE - satisfied death accidental. Ted Kennedy said he wished it had been him.]
REPORTER: Dean Brelis

(Plymouth, Pennsylvania) Ted Kennedy at funeral with wife Joan, and sister-in-law Ethel. He wears neck brace.
REPORTER: Charles Quinn

(Hyannis Port, Massachusetts) Ted Kennedy flies home. [KENNEDY - says not appropriate time for statement.] Edgartown Police Officer Dominick Arena has witness who can explain Ted Kennedy's movements during missing hrs.
REPORTER: Liz Trotta

Brelis, Dean;
Huntley, Chet;
Quinn, Charles;
Trotta, Liz

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