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Kennedy Car Accident / Kopechne Death #6380

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1969
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(Studio) Senator Kennedy pleads guilty and Judge James Boyle metes out minimum sentence. Ted Kennedy wants television time to speak to Massachusetts people.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

(Edgartown, Massachusetts) Wife, Joan, and brother-in-law Steve Smith present. Ted Kennedy gives plea. Police Chief Dominick Arena sketches details and Judge James Boyle asked him if Ted Kennedy tried to conceal his identity as driver. Arena says no. [ARENA - says case closed unless something important comes up.] Judge says Ted Kennedy will continue to be punished beyond anything court could impose.
REPORTER: Gregory Jackson; Phil Seron

(Studio) In Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, Mrs. Joseph Kopechne says family been getting vicious mail and wouldn't object to autopsy to clear Mary Jo's name. ABC to carry Ted Kennedy speech live at 7:30 p.m.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Jackson, Gregory;
Seron, Phil;
Smith, Howard K.

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