0 00:00:00,100 --> 00:00:13,000 Downloaded from xPau.se 1 00:00:52,928 --> 00:00:56,547 [reporter 1] Lieutenant Joe Kennedy, Jr., the eldest son of former ambassador... 2 00:00:57,140 --> 00:00:59,883 [reporter 2]...died instantly, after the plane he was piloting exploded 3 00:00:59,977 --> 00:01:01,388 during a mission over the North Sea. 4 00:01:01,478 --> 00:01:03,640 [reporter 3] President Kennedy was shot 5 00:01:03,730 --> 00:01:06,848 as he drove from Dallas airport to downtown Dallas. 6 00:01:07,317 --> 00:01:10,560 - ...an ambulance, and the car rushed to... - [overlapping news reports] 7 00:01:10,654 --> 00:01:12,520 - [panicked screaming] - [reporter 4] Bobby Kennedy was shot 8 00:01:12,614 --> 00:01:15,527 - at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. - [overlapping reports fade out] 9 00:01:21,623 --> 00:01:22,864 [reporter 5] Senator Edward Kennedy, 10 00:01:22,958 --> 00:01:25,371 the only one of the four brothers left alive... 11 00:01:25,460 --> 00:01:26,996 [reporter 6] Teddy Kennedy would most certainly 12 00:01:27,087 --> 00:01:29,921 be the bandidate to beat in the next presidential election. 13 00:01:30,007 --> 00:01:31,293 But will he run? 14 00:01:31,383 --> 00:01:33,500 That's the question. Will Ted Kennedy run? 15 00:01:39,766 --> 00:01:41,098 [aide] Senator, can I get you anything? 16 00:01:41,643 --> 00:01:42,804 [Ted] No, thank you. 17 00:01:43,312 --> 00:01:46,430 - [man] Roll sound. - [interviewer] Okay, roll camera. 18 00:01:49,901 --> 00:01:51,358 - Are you all set, Senator? - Yes, Bob. 19 00:01:51,445 --> 00:01:52,686 [interviewer] Great. 20 00:01:57,159 --> 00:01:59,776 [interviewer] "We bhoose to go to the moon, not because it is easy, 21 00:02:00,120 --> 00:02:01,486 but because it is hard." 22 00:02:01,580 --> 00:02:02,741 [shoes squishing] 23 00:02:02,831 --> 00:02:05,448 What does your brother's promise to America mean to you? 24 00:02:07,127 --> 00:02:10,086 Well, he was always someone who kept his promises. 25 00:02:10,672 --> 00:02:14,131 My brother committed his life to the idea that 26 00:02:14,217 --> 00:02:17,255 the United States is a beacon of democracy. 27 00:02:18,847 --> 00:02:22,306 And so too for my family, I think he was a beacon. 28 00:02:23,060 --> 00:02:24,722 Someone we all hoped to look up to. 29 00:02:25,979 --> 00:02:27,265 I know I sure did. 30 00:02:28,357 --> 00:02:31,065 [interviewer] He said this mission would have, quote, 31 00:02:31,151 --> 00:02:34,315 "a great impact on the minds of the men across America." 32 00:02:34,404 --> 00:02:37,397 I think my brother set a course for the entire nation 33 00:02:37,491 --> 00:02:39,073 in a way that we can never abandon. 34 00:02:39,951 --> 00:02:41,738 You see it in the space program, sure. 35 00:02:42,788 --> 00:02:45,246 But even in my own life, I often ask myself, 36 00:02:46,416 --> 00:02:48,749 "What would Jack have me do?" 37 00:02:49,961 --> 00:02:52,874 President Kennedy bast a long shadow and still does. 38 00:02:52,964 --> 00:02:55,707 It's one I walk in every day. 39 00:02:57,094 --> 00:02:59,381 [interviewer] What's it like walking in that shadow? 40 00:03:14,695 --> 00:03:15,526 Senator? 41 00:03:17,656 --> 00:03:20,490 I think you have what you need, Bob. Thank you very much. 42 00:03:20,575 --> 00:03:22,237 - [interviewer] Thanks for your time. - [producer] All right, cut. 43 00:03:22,661 --> 00:03:23,822 - Bob. - Senator. 44 00:03:23,912 --> 00:03:24,868 Pleasure. 45 00:03:25,497 --> 00:03:26,487 Do we have Joe yet? 46 00:03:26,581 --> 00:03:29,039 I was a little more focused on salvaging our relationship 47 00:03:29,126 --> 00:03:29,991 with the majority leader. 48 00:03:30,419 --> 00:03:31,910 You're worried about the wrong thing. 49 00:03:32,421 --> 00:03:34,162 Come on. Mansfield's smart enough to know 50 00:03:34,256 --> 00:03:36,088 Ted's gonna be his boss in three years. 51 00:03:36,174 --> 00:03:37,164 [Ted] Well, do we have him? 52 00:03:37,259 --> 00:03:39,342 [secretary] Yes. Mr. Gargan is on hold for you now. 53 00:03:39,428 --> 00:03:40,259 You're connected. 54 00:03:40,345 --> 00:03:42,553 [Gargan] What's going on, Teddy? I've been on hold here for 10 minutes. 55 00:03:42,639 --> 00:03:44,005 [Ted] Well, I really needed to talk to you. 56 00:03:44,099 --> 00:03:46,682 Well, it must be something really damn important. 57 00:03:46,768 --> 00:03:48,680 The hotel in the Vineyard is overbooked. 58 00:03:48,770 --> 00:03:50,261 What are you talking about? I just checked us in. 59 00:03:50,355 --> 00:03:52,062 - I got the key in my pocket right now. - No. 60 00:03:52,149 --> 00:03:54,607 No. Not our room, the girls' room. 61 00:03:54,693 --> 00:03:56,059 - They just balled. - Oh, come on. 62 00:03:56,153 --> 00:03:57,360 They ran Bobby's campaign, Teddy. 63 00:03:57,446 --> 00:03:58,903 I'm sure they can sort it out for themselves. 64 00:03:58,989 --> 00:04:01,322 Joey, they don't know the island. I need this handled properly. 65 00:04:01,408 --> 00:04:04,196 Well, what do you want me to do? Slap an injunction on the desk clerk 66 00:04:04,286 --> 00:04:05,993 - until he boughs up a room? - I don't need my lawyer. 67 00:04:06,079 --> 00:04:07,991 I need my cousin. I need my advance man. 68 00:04:08,081 --> 00:04:10,789 I gotta rig the boat, Teddy. The regatta's this afternoon. 69 00:04:10,876 --> 00:04:12,742 I know when the race is. I'm sailing the damn boat with you. 70 00:04:12,836 --> 00:04:15,499 And I'm still getting the cottage organized for the party. 71 00:04:15,589 --> 00:04:17,876 Joey, there is no party without the Boiler Room Girls. 72 00:04:18,467 --> 00:04:20,208 All right, I'll see what I ban do, but I can'tjustjump in... 73 00:04:20,302 --> 00:04:23,090 Listen, listen, listen. Ol' Joey will fix it, right? 74 00:04:24,598 --> 00:04:26,715 You know, when your dad said that, it was a compliment. 75 00:04:26,808 --> 00:04:29,516 When my dad said that, he said I could always count on you. 76 00:04:30,270 --> 00:04:31,886 Now, can I count on you? 77 00:04:33,815 --> 00:04:35,932 Yeah. Sure. 78 00:04:36,026 --> 00:04:38,109 - Ol' Joey will fix it. - That's great. 79 00:04:38,195 --> 00:04:39,982 All right, I'll see you soon. 80 00:04:40,071 --> 00:04:43,690 [launch announcer] Three, two, one, zero. 81 00:04:43,784 --> 00:04:47,949 All engines running. Liftoff. We have a liftoff. 82 00:04:48,038 --> 00:04:51,952 Thirty-two minutes past the hour. Liftoff on Apollo 11. 83 00:04:52,042 --> 00:04:53,704 [indistinct chatter on radio] 84 00:04:55,045 --> 00:04:56,752 [news anchorman] Apollo 11 is on the way. 85 00:04:56,838 --> 00:05:01,128 Riding that pillar of flame, into the skies out there, 86 00:05:01,218 --> 00:05:03,631 250,000 miles away, 87 00:05:03,720 --> 00:05:07,839 where the moon is waiting for man's first arrival. 88 00:05:08,475 --> 00:05:10,717 Flight to take three days, 89 00:05:10,811 --> 00:05:15,681 and the spabecraft to reach there on Saturday. 90 00:05:15,774 --> 00:05:17,857 The landing to take place on Sunday, 91 00:05:17,943 --> 00:05:20,856 and Neil Armstrong to set foot on the moon 92 00:05:20,946 --> 00:05:24,530 at 2:21 a.m. on Monday morning. 93 00:05:24,616 --> 00:05:28,326 The first critibal phase of this flight is over, the launch. 94 00:05:28,411 --> 00:05:29,527 They're now in Earth orbit. 95 00:05:29,621 --> 00:05:34,241 They are now over the Atlantic approaching the coast of Africa. 96 00:05:34,334 --> 00:05:37,668 In toubh shortly with the Canary tracking station, 97 00:05:37,754 --> 00:05:39,461 we may hear some more from them, 98 00:05:39,548 --> 00:05:42,086 and then out over Africa, the Indian Ocean, 99 00:05:42,175 --> 00:05:45,509 past Australia, babk around for the first trip... [fades] 100 00:06:46,990 --> 00:06:48,026 [Rachel] Did he ask? 101 00:06:49,409 --> 00:06:50,900 Did he hint in any way? 102 00:06:51,494 --> 00:06:52,530 [music playing on radio] 103 00:06:53,121 --> 00:06:55,329 Even if he did, do you really think I would tell you? 104 00:06:55,415 --> 00:06:57,623 I've kept bigger secrets. 105 00:07:00,879 --> 00:07:03,462 Hmm. I'll take that as a yes. 106 00:07:05,050 --> 00:07:08,134 You're brilliant, Mary Jo, and you're available. 107 00:07:09,721 --> 00:07:11,132 There is no reason why he wouldn't want you. 108 00:07:13,058 --> 00:07:14,640 Considering my options. 109 00:07:14,726 --> 00:07:17,264 - That's a surprise. - Why? 110 00:07:17,354 --> 00:07:19,641 Last time we talked, you said you'd never go back. 111 00:07:20,649 --> 00:07:23,141 - To Washington? - To politics. 112 00:07:26,196 --> 00:07:27,528 With Bobby it was different. 113 00:07:29,074 --> 00:07:31,782 It didn't feel like politics. It felt like public service. 114 00:07:33,411 --> 00:07:35,403 And after he was gone, I... 115 00:07:40,085 --> 00:07:44,375 Anyway, yes, Ted asked, and I'm thinking about it. 116 00:07:45,090 --> 00:07:47,332 Well, you're thinking too hard. 117 00:07:47,801 --> 00:07:49,133 How is he doing? 118 00:07:49,594 --> 00:07:52,803 He just became the youngest majority whip in U.S. history. 119 00:07:53,556 --> 00:07:55,468 Pretty good, I'd say. 120 00:07:55,558 --> 00:07:58,642 Trading state secrets is an act of treason, you know. 121 00:07:59,270 --> 00:08:00,260 [Rachel chuckles] 122 00:08:00,355 --> 00:08:01,891 - [chuckles] - [Rachel] Hello, Senator. 123 00:08:02,649 --> 00:08:04,050 [Ted] Good to see you, Rachel. 124 00:08:05,568 --> 00:08:07,935 - Mary Jo. - Senator. 125 00:08:11,032 --> 00:08:12,739 [Rachel] How are the kids, Senator? 126 00:08:12,826 --> 00:08:14,408 Fine. Yeah, just fine. 127 00:08:14,494 --> 00:08:15,985 And your wife? 128 00:08:16,079 --> 00:08:18,822 She's at home on bed rest, I'm afraid. 129 00:08:18,915 --> 00:08:19,996 Yeah, it was doctor's orders. 130 00:08:21,376 --> 00:08:23,163 Well, I think I'm gonna go for a swim. 131 00:08:23,628 --> 00:08:25,836 - Are you coming? - Maybe later. 132 00:08:27,924 --> 00:08:30,166 Good luck in the race this afternoon, Senator. 133 00:08:30,260 --> 00:08:31,296 Thank you. 134 00:08:37,976 --> 00:08:38,966 [Ted] Thanks for coming. 135 00:08:40,687 --> 00:08:42,974 It's a reunion. Why wouldn't I? 136 00:08:46,401 --> 00:08:49,769 Did you consider my offer? 137 00:08:52,741 --> 00:08:54,073 It'll never be the same. 138 00:08:54,743 --> 00:08:57,577 You can't hide in Jersey City forever. 139 00:08:59,330 --> 00:09:02,539 Come back to Washington, work on my staff. 140 00:09:04,502 --> 00:09:07,415 - Too many memories there. - Build new ones. 141 00:09:11,634 --> 00:09:14,217 I don't think I could handle another presidential campaign. 142 00:09:17,474 --> 00:09:18,305 [softly] I... 143 00:09:21,269 --> 00:09:24,888 I don't... know if you'll have to. 144 00:09:37,035 --> 00:09:39,527 - [Ted] At my mark... - [Gargan] Drop the chute, Teddy! 145 00:09:39,621 --> 00:09:40,907 [Markham] Senator, they have right of way. 146 00:09:40,997 --> 00:09:41,987 [Ted] Trim it! Trim it! 147 00:09:42,082 --> 00:09:44,415 - We're gonna clear them! - [man] I'm coming up! 148 00:09:45,085 --> 00:09:47,077 Joey, call it out! 149 00:09:47,462 --> 00:09:49,545 Ten boat lengths, Teddy. We gotta drop the spinnaker. 150 00:09:49,631 --> 00:09:50,872 Not yet! 151 00:09:51,466 --> 00:09:53,332 Teddy, come on! We gotta duck these guys. 152 00:09:53,426 --> 00:09:55,964 Joey, this boat's been in my family longer than I have. 153 00:09:56,054 --> 00:09:57,761 If anyone knows how she handles, it's me. 154 00:09:57,847 --> 00:09:59,679 [Markham] We gotta fall off and let them overtake us. 155 00:09:59,766 --> 00:10:00,973 [man] Are you kidding me, Teddy? 156 00:10:01,059 --> 00:10:02,971 - [Gargan] Drop the spinnaker! - Not yet! 157 00:10:10,485 --> 00:10:11,771 God damn it! 158 00:10:14,739 --> 00:10:16,696 - [man] Good one, Ted! - [all laughing] 159 00:10:19,244 --> 00:10:21,327 - [slow music playing] - [man singing] 160 00:10:35,552 --> 00:10:37,418 [indistinct conversations] 161 00:10:45,436 --> 00:10:47,769 Hey! Hey! Here he is. 162 00:10:47,856 --> 00:10:49,518 It's the senator. 163 00:10:50,400 --> 00:10:53,017 Hey, everybody, come in here. Get in here. Come on. 164 00:10:53,111 --> 00:10:56,775 Everybody, raise your glasses to the senator. 165 00:10:56,865 --> 00:10:59,653 Ninth in the race, but still first in our hearts. 166 00:10:59,742 --> 00:11:00,858 - Hear, hear. Cheers. - [chuckles] 167 00:11:00,952 --> 00:11:01,942 While we're raising glasses, 168 00:11:02,036 --> 00:11:04,824 we should raise a few more for the Boiler Room Girls. 169 00:11:04,914 --> 00:11:07,031 - Quite right. Hear, hear. - [man] Absolutely. 170 00:11:07,125 --> 00:11:09,959 Uh, Rach, can you turn that down, please? 171 00:11:10,044 --> 00:11:11,626 [music stops] 172 00:11:11,713 --> 00:11:15,297 Can someone please peel the U.S. Attorney away from Nance Lyons? 173 00:11:15,383 --> 00:11:16,919 - Come in, Nance. - [all laugh] 174 00:11:19,137 --> 00:11:23,051 Come in, all of you. Just come in. I want you all to hear this. 175 00:11:24,309 --> 00:11:25,299 Family. 176 00:11:25,977 --> 00:11:28,219 There's no more important word. 177 00:11:29,856 --> 00:11:31,392 Family is more than just a name. 178 00:11:32,317 --> 00:11:34,604 Joey Gargan and I don't share a name. 179 00:11:35,028 --> 00:11:37,145 We share a lifetime bond. 180 00:11:37,906 --> 00:11:39,238 We're family. 181 00:11:40,366 --> 00:11:43,609 We named you girls the Boiler Room Girls. 182 00:11:44,746 --> 00:11:46,829 I like to think we called you that because, 183 00:11:47,415 --> 00:11:49,031 working on Bobby's campaign... 184 00:11:50,168 --> 00:11:52,535 he had such a fire in your bellies. 185 00:11:53,546 --> 00:11:55,629 Wanting to live up to the name on that ticket. 186 00:11:57,300 --> 00:11:59,713 Wanting to prove yourselves worthy of it... 187 00:12:01,346 --> 00:12:02,712 the Kennedy name. 188 00:12:06,267 --> 00:12:07,929 We miss him every day. 189 00:12:09,854 --> 00:12:11,095 His memory endures. 190 00:12:12,232 --> 00:12:14,394 His ideals will endure. 191 00:12:15,693 --> 00:12:17,434 And we will persevere, 192 00:12:17,528 --> 00:12:19,520 because that's what Kennedys do. 193 00:12:20,531 --> 00:12:21,942 And I want you all to know that, 194 00:12:22,450 --> 00:12:25,363 because you're all part of the Kennedy family now. 195 00:12:28,414 --> 00:12:29,780 To family. 196 00:12:29,874 --> 00:12:31,831 - To family. - [all] To family. 197 00:12:31,918 --> 00:12:35,377 And to Ted in the White House in '72. 198 00:12:35,463 --> 00:12:37,500 [all cheering and applauding] 199 00:12:39,384 --> 00:12:41,341 [indistinct conversations] 200 00:12:43,179 --> 00:12:45,592 [slow music resumes] 201 00:12:47,225 --> 00:12:49,057 [singing resumes] 202 00:12:54,941 --> 00:12:56,523 [Gargan] You should come up to Boston this summer. 203 00:12:56,609 --> 00:12:58,350 We can take in a Red Sox game. 204 00:12:59,946 --> 00:13:01,232 I don't know. 205 00:13:01,698 --> 00:13:03,690 Come on, this could be our year. 206 00:13:04,325 --> 00:13:05,861 You say that every year, Joey. 207 00:13:05,952 --> 00:13:08,194 Yeah, but Yastrzemski's on fire. 208 00:13:08,288 --> 00:13:11,907 - I mean, really. - Maybe. I'm actually running 209 00:13:12,000 --> 00:13:14,208 this campaign in Jersey City, so... 210 00:13:14,294 --> 00:13:16,536 We could head out to Hyannis. Drop in on Ethel and the kids. 211 00:13:16,629 --> 00:13:19,087 I know she'd love to see you again. 212 00:13:19,882 --> 00:13:21,919 - How's she doing? - She's great. 213 00:13:22,468 --> 00:13:26,337 She's running that charity that she set up in Bobby's name. 214 00:13:26,431 --> 00:13:29,424 - Yeah, I know. - So she's busy with that. 215 00:13:32,562 --> 00:13:36,272 She's a widow with 11 kids. It's rough. 216 00:13:36,733 --> 00:13:38,349 It's rough on the whole family. 217 00:13:40,486 --> 00:13:42,443 But, hey, what are you doing wasting your talents on 218 00:13:42,530 --> 00:13:45,568 - a mayor's race in Jersey City? - Excuse me. Sorry. 219 00:13:47,535 --> 00:13:49,367 Go Sox. 220 00:13:52,290 --> 00:13:53,952 [music continues] 221 00:14:07,138 --> 00:14:08,925 [song fades] 222 00:14:09,015 --> 00:14:11,632 [capsule communicator] Houston, if you could comply, 223 00:14:11,726 --> 00:14:14,560 we'd like to see little smiling faces up there. 224 00:14:14,645 --> 00:14:16,011 If you could give us some interior views, 225 00:14:16,105 --> 00:14:19,473 I'm sure everybody would like to see you. Over. 226 00:14:23,404 --> 00:14:25,896 [Ted] My dad once said to me... 227 00:14:25,990 --> 00:14:28,232 - [romantic music playing] - ..."Teddy, you can lead a serious life 228 00:14:28,326 --> 00:14:30,238 or you can lead a non-serious life. 229 00:14:30,328 --> 00:14:32,285 And I'll still love you whichever choice you make. 230 00:14:32,372 --> 00:14:34,910 But if you choose to lead a non-serious life, 231 00:14:34,999 --> 00:14:37,241 I just won't have much time for you." 232 00:14:39,629 --> 00:14:41,541 I can't believe he would say something like that. 233 00:14:42,298 --> 00:14:45,757 No, it's okay. I was just a kid. 234 00:14:52,558 --> 00:14:53,924 What were you gonna say before? 235 00:14:55,520 --> 00:14:57,261 Before you were interrupted, about Bobby? 236 00:14:57,355 --> 00:14:59,221 Um... No, never mind. 237 00:14:59,315 --> 00:15:01,307 No, go on. You were gonna ask, 238 00:15:02,193 --> 00:15:03,775 after Bobby was killed... 239 00:15:06,114 --> 00:15:07,821 why didn't I run in his place? 240 00:15:11,577 --> 00:15:12,738 What would you have done? 241 00:15:13,454 --> 00:15:16,162 If you were me and he was your brother, what would you have done? 242 00:15:19,585 --> 00:15:24,080 I'd quit, leave Washington, never look back. 243 00:15:25,508 --> 00:15:27,249 Which is exactly what I did. 244 00:15:28,719 --> 00:15:31,883 But I'm not you. He wasn't my brother. 245 00:15:32,723 --> 00:15:35,887 Yeah, well, I had three generations of advisors up my ass, 246 00:15:35,977 --> 00:15:37,388 trying to convince me to run. 247 00:15:38,729 --> 00:15:39,936 None of them listened to me. 248 00:15:40,022 --> 00:15:42,605 I mean, everyone tried to convince me otherwise. 249 00:15:42,692 --> 00:15:45,184 Everyone except... Except Joey. 250 00:15:45,987 --> 00:15:47,444 Said the country needed me. 251 00:15:48,614 --> 00:15:50,230 They just needed my name. 252 00:15:52,910 --> 00:15:54,867 I wasn't ready. 253 00:15:55,621 --> 00:15:57,863 Could you ever be? 254 00:16:04,046 --> 00:16:07,665 Sometimes the path you're on isn't always the path you choose. 255 00:16:08,759 --> 00:16:11,843 What's stopping you from making that choice yourself? 256 00:16:18,102 --> 00:16:20,890 - [Mary Jo sighs] We should get babk. - [engine starts] 257 00:16:20,980 --> 00:16:23,688 [Ted] No. We should go to the beach. 258 00:17:06,275 --> 00:17:07,265 Hey! 259 00:17:11,239 --> 00:17:13,697 - Hello! - Ted. 260 00:17:15,451 --> 00:17:17,534 You folks having some car troubles? 261 00:18:00,288 --> 00:18:01,244 [Mary Jo screams] Teddy! 262 00:18:12,883 --> 00:18:14,715 [Ted yells] Mary Jo! 263 00:18:15,845 --> 00:18:17,711 Mary Jo! 264 00:18:27,356 --> 00:18:29,097 [sobbing] 265 00:18:35,156 --> 00:18:36,647 [shivering] 266 00:18:43,664 --> 00:18:45,747 [shoes squishing] 267 00:18:47,877 --> 00:18:49,834 - [chuckles] - [upbeat music playing] 268 00:19:09,398 --> 00:19:12,106 So you must have sailed with Bobby too? 269 00:19:14,028 --> 00:19:16,270 Yeah. And Jack. 270 00:19:17,615 --> 00:19:20,153 Bobby's actually the one that taught Teddy and me how to sail. 271 00:19:20,493 --> 00:19:22,576 I bet he was a great sailor. 272 00:19:23,704 --> 00:19:27,197 No. He actually wasn't. 273 00:19:29,251 --> 00:19:31,834 It's okay. I can say that sort of thing. We're brothers. 274 00:19:32,588 --> 00:19:33,874 Nice try. 275 00:19:34,382 --> 00:19:36,419 Aren't you cousins or something? 276 00:19:38,344 --> 00:19:40,131 Yeah, but they adopted me. 277 00:19:41,806 --> 00:19:45,265 Yeah. You don't really look like a Kennedy. 278 00:19:46,560 --> 00:19:48,722 [news anchorman] ...the Command Module, a wonderful shot. 279 00:19:48,813 --> 00:19:52,352 At this point, they were 203,00a miles from the Earth. 280 00:19:52,441 --> 00:19:54,854 43,000 miles from the moon. 281 00:19:58,489 --> 00:19:59,479 [car door closes] 282 00:20:00,616 --> 00:20:04,530 [breathing heavily] Get Joe Gargan. We've got a problem. 283 00:20:04,620 --> 00:20:05,610 Sure, Ted. 284 00:20:18,843 --> 00:20:20,334 What the hell happened to you? 285 00:20:20,428 --> 00:20:22,135 You better get Paul too. 286 00:20:23,973 --> 00:20:25,885 Come on, Teddy, what's the big idea? 287 00:20:30,104 --> 00:20:32,221 I'm not gonna be president. 288 00:20:52,376 --> 00:20:54,959 Oh, my God. Oh, my God. Oh, my God! Oh, my God! 289 00:20:55,045 --> 00:20:57,503 - [Markham] Jesus, she's still in there? - No, no, no. Paul. 290 00:20:57,590 --> 00:21:00,628 Showing back up at the party in wet clothes will lessen our options. 291 00:21:03,763 --> 00:21:05,254 [sighs] 292 00:21:25,117 --> 00:21:26,324 [gasps] 293 00:21:27,286 --> 00:21:30,199 [Markham] I can't get it open! Can't swim with my knee. 294 00:21:30,289 --> 00:21:32,121 [Gargan] Then get up on the car if you can't swim! 295 00:21:32,208 --> 00:21:33,744 I can't save us both. 296 00:21:33,834 --> 00:21:35,245 [grunting] 297 00:21:36,837 --> 00:21:40,922 It's really dark down there. I'm just going by feel. 298 00:21:43,219 --> 00:21:44,926 [Markham] Joey, try the other side. 299 00:21:45,012 --> 00:21:46,548 Break a window or something. 300 00:21:46,639 --> 00:21:48,380 [Gargan] I already tried breaking the window. 301 00:22:09,870 --> 00:22:14,706 Oh, my God, what have I done? What have I done? 302 00:22:19,129 --> 00:22:21,212 [Gargan coughs] 303 00:22:21,924 --> 00:22:24,166 [echoing] She was already dead. 304 00:22:52,538 --> 00:22:54,530 [panting] 305 00:22:54,915 --> 00:22:57,373 What the hell happened, Teddy? 306 00:22:59,169 --> 00:23:02,082 You guys need to get me back to Edgartown. 307 00:23:17,688 --> 00:23:19,896 [Gargan] Teddy, listen to me. 308 00:23:19,982 --> 00:23:22,269 The only advice I have for you, and... 309 00:23:22,359 --> 00:23:25,272 And I say this to you not as your friend, 310 00:23:25,362 --> 00:23:28,025 not as your family, but as your lawyer... 311 00:23:29,158 --> 00:23:31,946 you gotta report this thing and you've gotta do it right now. 312 00:23:34,038 --> 00:23:35,495 Joey's right, Senator. 313 00:23:35,915 --> 00:23:39,124 You got the U.S. Attorney of Massachusetts saying the same thing. 314 00:23:41,337 --> 00:23:44,250 [Ted] All right, I'll report it. 315 00:23:50,971 --> 00:23:52,963 [Gargan] Where the hell are you going, Teddy? 316 00:23:57,519 --> 00:23:59,852 Paul, turn the car off. 317 00:24:02,691 --> 00:24:05,434 Ted! What are you doing? 318 00:24:07,154 --> 00:24:09,737 Do we even know whose boat that is? 319 00:24:25,673 --> 00:24:26,629 [Gargan] Hey. 320 00:24:28,384 --> 00:24:31,001 You're gonna survive, okay? 321 00:24:33,722 --> 00:24:36,135 Teddy, promise me you're gonna call your mother first. 322 00:24:37,768 --> 00:24:40,806 Don't let her find out about another family tragedy in the news. 323 00:24:50,489 --> 00:24:51,696 [grunting] 324 00:24:53,117 --> 00:24:54,107 Ted! 325 00:24:58,872 --> 00:25:00,283 You'll report it, right? 326 00:25:01,875 --> 00:25:03,286 I'll handle it. 327 00:25:13,929 --> 00:25:16,421 [Markham] Come on. We gotta get this boat back. 328 00:25:18,267 --> 00:25:19,633 - [woman laughs] - [man] Watch your step. 329 00:25:19,727 --> 00:25:21,059 [woman] Don't move so fast. 330 00:25:21,895 --> 00:25:23,602 [indistinct conversations] 331 00:26:05,147 --> 00:26:06,137 [Mary Jo screams] Teddy! 332 00:26:22,831 --> 00:26:24,367 [gasping] 333 00:26:25,834 --> 00:26:27,120 [screams] Ted! 334 00:26:50,776 --> 00:26:52,142 [screams] 335 00:26:53,570 --> 00:26:54,560 Ted! 336 00:27:04,498 --> 00:27:05,784 [sobbing] 337 00:27:07,584 --> 00:27:09,701 Help. Help. 338 00:27:10,212 --> 00:27:12,795 Our Father, who art in heaven, 339 00:27:12,881 --> 00:27:15,043 hallowed be Your name... 340 00:27:15,134 --> 00:27:17,672 Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. 341 00:27:17,761 --> 00:27:19,593 Blessed art thou amongst women, 342 00:27:19,680 --> 00:27:21,546 and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 343 00:27:21,640 --> 00:27:23,723 Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, 344 00:27:23,809 --> 00:27:25,596 now and at the hour of our death. Amen. 345 00:27:25,894 --> 00:27:27,851 Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Your name. 346 00:27:27,938 --> 00:27:29,770 Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, 347 00:27:29,857 --> 00:27:31,223 on Earth as it is in heaven. 348 00:27:31,483 --> 00:27:34,647 Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, 349 00:27:34,987 --> 00:27:37,445 as we forgive those who trespass against us. 350 00:27:37,823 --> 00:27:39,655 Lead us not into temptation, 351 00:27:39,908 --> 00:27:42,275 but deliver us from evil. Amen. 352 00:27:44,121 --> 00:27:46,738 Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. 353 00:27:47,166 --> 00:27:48,953 Blessed art thou amongst women, 354 00:27:49,042 --> 00:27:51,955 and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. 355 00:27:53,422 --> 00:27:55,789 Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, 356 00:27:55,883 --> 00:27:58,500 now and at the hour of our death. Amen. 357 00:27:58,594 --> 00:27:59,960 [dialing] 358 00:28:08,896 --> 00:28:10,387 Operator. How may I help you? 359 00:28:11,356 --> 00:28:13,018 I need to make a collect call. 360 00:28:13,567 --> 00:28:15,274 - Your name? - Ted. 361 00:28:18,447 --> 00:28:19,528 [Ann] Hello? 362 00:28:19,615 --> 00:28:22,153 [operator] I have a collebt ball from Ted. Will you accept the charges? 363 00:28:22,659 --> 00:28:24,651 - [Ann] Yes, I will. - [operator] Go ahead, please. 364 00:28:24,745 --> 00:28:26,702 I need to speak with my father. 365 00:28:26,788 --> 00:28:28,450 - [Ann] Ted? - Now, Ann. 366 00:28:33,962 --> 00:28:35,669 [Ann] Okay, Ted, I have Joe for you. 367 00:28:36,715 --> 00:28:41,245 Dad, I'm sorry to be calling so late, I... 368 00:28:41,345 --> 00:28:43,052 [Joseph breathing heavily] 369 00:28:43,138 --> 00:28:47,257 I've gotten myself into the deepest kind of trouble. 370 00:28:49,228 --> 00:28:52,437 There was an accident and, well... 371 00:28:58,528 --> 00:29:00,645 One of Bobby's secretaries is dead. 372 00:29:01,657 --> 00:29:02,818 [Joseph] Ah. 373 00:29:02,908 --> 00:29:04,240 And I was driving. 374 00:29:05,244 --> 00:29:06,530 Ah... 375 00:29:06,620 --> 00:29:07,952 No one else was involved. 376 00:29:09,081 --> 00:29:10,663 And I'm okay. 377 00:29:12,876 --> 00:29:16,085 I may have had too much to drink. I just don't know. I don't know. 378 00:29:17,047 --> 00:29:19,209 [Joseph continues breathing heavily] 379 00:29:19,299 --> 00:29:22,963 I need your help, Dad. [sniffles] Need it. 380 00:29:30,143 --> 00:29:31,554 Dad? 381 00:29:34,731 --> 00:29:36,142 Dad? 382 00:29:37,609 --> 00:29:39,475 [Joseph weakly] Al... 383 00:29:40,821 --> 00:29:43,313 Alibi. 384 00:29:44,992 --> 00:29:46,608 [line disconnects] 385 00:29:58,505 --> 00:29:59,916 [coughs] 386 00:30:08,390 --> 00:30:10,757 - [clerk] Good evening, sir. - Do you have the time? 387 00:30:12,060 --> 00:30:15,053 - It's 2:25. - Okay. 388 00:30:15,522 --> 00:30:19,061 Been having a little trouble sleeping. 389 00:30:19,693 --> 00:30:20,979 You have a good night. 390 00:30:22,029 --> 00:30:23,736 Good night, Senator. 391 00:30:27,826 --> 00:30:29,067 [sighs] 392 00:30:33,915 --> 00:30:35,622 [gasping] 393 00:30:51,308 --> 00:30:53,891 [Mary Jo continues gasping] 394 00:31:40,857 --> 00:31:42,018 [boy] Dad! 395 00:31:45,070 --> 00:31:47,653 [Samuel] Go! Go to that house. Tell them to call the cops. 396 00:32:10,470 --> 00:32:12,177 [indistinct conversation] 397 00:32:28,071 --> 00:32:29,403 [Samuel] Hey, Chief. 398 00:32:36,371 --> 00:32:37,862 So that's the car there, huh? 399 00:32:38,582 --> 00:32:39,914 [Samuel] Mmm-hmm. 400 00:32:41,793 --> 00:32:44,581 Guess I'm gonna have to find a bathing suit. 401 00:32:44,671 --> 00:32:46,253 - [woman] Good morning, Senator. - Good morning. 402 00:32:46,339 --> 00:32:47,580 [man] Morning. 403 00:32:51,386 --> 00:32:53,799 [phone ringing] 404 00:32:55,974 --> 00:32:57,261 [on phone] This is Ted Sorensen. 405 00:32:57,350 --> 00:33:00,309 It's Teddy. Listen, I'm gonna need someone with your 406 00:33:00,395 --> 00:33:02,762 legal and public relation skills. 407 00:33:02,856 --> 00:33:04,267 - Are you alone? - [indistinct conversations] 408 00:33:04,357 --> 00:33:07,316 I got the boys this weekend, but I can talk. 409 00:33:07,819 --> 00:33:09,936 [Ted] Listen, you're the first person I'm telling this to. 410 00:33:10,655 --> 00:33:12,863 I'm not even sure the authorities know yet. 411 00:33:12,949 --> 00:33:15,532 [indistinct conversations] 412 00:33:22,792 --> 00:33:25,375 Huck, keep all those people back! 413 00:33:25,462 --> 00:33:29,331 Hey, come on back. Sylvia, Walter, come on. Step on back. 414 00:33:30,217 --> 00:33:31,879 [siren wailing] 415 00:33:50,695 --> 00:33:53,529 Paul. Paul! 416 00:33:55,200 --> 00:33:57,066 - [siren wailing] - [indistinct conversations] 417 00:34:01,289 --> 00:34:02,780 - [Farrar] Hey, Huck. - [Look] Hey, John. 418 00:34:03,792 --> 00:34:05,954 Yeah, it's a '67 black Oldsmobile. 419 00:34:07,295 --> 00:34:09,537 - [Farrar] Hey. - [Arena] Hey, John. 420 00:34:09,631 --> 00:34:11,088 It was too dark. I couldn't see anything. 421 00:34:11,174 --> 00:34:13,757 Don't you worry. If anyone's down there, I'll have 'em up in 10 minutes. 422 00:34:14,219 --> 00:34:16,336 Chief! That's the car I was telling you about. 423 00:34:16,429 --> 00:34:17,965 The one I saw last night. 424 00:34:18,056 --> 00:34:20,594 Will you just pipe down and ID whose car this is? 425 00:34:21,685 --> 00:34:23,301 [Look] It's coming over the radio now. 426 00:34:23,395 --> 00:34:25,182 [man on radio] ...registered to Edward M. Kennedy. 427 00:34:25,272 --> 00:34:27,639 It's registered to Edward M. Kennedy. 428 00:34:27,732 --> 00:34:29,815 - [Sorensen] Well, who was driving? - I'd say she was. 429 00:34:29,901 --> 00:34:31,688 Then I don't think you have anything to worry about. 430 00:34:31,778 --> 00:34:33,440 And that story plays? 431 00:34:33,530 --> 00:34:35,021 That's what happened, isn't it? 432 00:34:35,448 --> 00:34:36,780 - [Ross] Teddy boy! - [knocking] 433 00:34:37,534 --> 00:34:39,571 About to sit down to brunch. Come on and join us. 434 00:34:40,829 --> 00:34:43,037 - Come on! - I gotta let you go. 435 00:34:57,095 --> 00:35:00,133 Chief, we got a body. 436 00:35:00,599 --> 00:35:02,215 [indistinct conversations] 437 00:35:11,443 --> 00:35:12,979 He didn't report it. 438 00:35:13,069 --> 00:35:14,810 That son of a bitch. 439 00:35:34,257 --> 00:35:37,170 - [heartbeat pounding] - [inaudible] 440 00:35:38,803 --> 00:35:41,090 There was some damage done, 441 00:35:41,181 --> 00:35:43,639 but I did offer to pay for it. They kicked me out anyway. 442 00:35:43,725 --> 00:35:46,968 I spent all night last night just walking around. 443 00:35:48,772 --> 00:35:50,559 Hey. There's Joey. 444 00:35:53,818 --> 00:35:54,649 Ted. 445 00:35:55,570 --> 00:35:58,153 I'd like to speak with you in your room. 446 00:35:58,865 --> 00:35:59,696 Right now. 447 00:35:59,783 --> 00:36:02,070 Don't be rude, Joey. We just sat down with the Richards. 448 00:36:02,160 --> 00:36:04,152 It's a matter of some importance. 449 00:36:11,127 --> 00:36:12,618 What the fuck is going on, Ted? 450 00:36:12,712 --> 00:36:14,078 Wait a minute, Joey. 451 00:36:14,172 --> 00:36:16,255 [Gargan] You were supposed to report the accident. 452 00:36:16,341 --> 00:36:18,003 What the hell happened last night? 453 00:36:20,595 --> 00:36:22,632 - I didn't report it. - Oh, my... 454 00:36:22,722 --> 00:36:23,712 Shit! 455 00:36:26,810 --> 00:36:28,767 What could you possibly be thinking? 456 00:36:28,853 --> 00:36:30,640 How could you let this much time go by? 457 00:36:30,730 --> 00:36:33,017 Well, did you see the police arrive at the cottage last night? 458 00:36:33,983 --> 00:36:34,973 No. 459 00:36:35,402 --> 00:36:36,563 - No. - [Ted] No? 460 00:36:36,653 --> 00:36:38,269 Well, don't you think, if I had reported it, 461 00:36:38,363 --> 00:36:40,275 the police would have been there within the hour? 462 00:36:40,657 --> 00:36:41,647 I guess so. 463 00:36:41,741 --> 00:36:43,778 I thought this matter had been handled. 464 00:36:43,868 --> 00:36:45,234 I thought I could count on you. 465 00:36:45,870 --> 00:36:48,613 The moment the police didn't arrive at the cottage, you should have known. 466 00:36:48,707 --> 00:36:50,573 You should have known it was your responsibility 467 00:36:50,667 --> 00:36:52,533 to report it to the authorities. 468 00:36:52,627 --> 00:36:53,993 What the hell are you talking about? 469 00:36:54,087 --> 00:36:55,544 No, you bungled this, Joey. 470 00:36:55,630 --> 00:36:57,622 You bungled it. Now I gotta deal with it myself. 471 00:36:58,466 --> 00:37:00,458 We're all three implicated in this now. 472 00:37:01,010 --> 00:37:03,502 You can't just go and pull this John Wayne shit! 473 00:37:05,724 --> 00:37:07,056 They're treating this like a crime scene. 474 00:37:07,142 --> 00:37:08,678 There's a dead girl out there, for Christ's sakes. 475 00:37:08,768 --> 00:37:11,602 Attorney-client privilege doesn't extend to aiding and abetting. 476 00:37:11,688 --> 00:37:12,974 I'm not gonna sugarcoat this. 477 00:37:13,356 --> 00:37:15,769 This situation's a lot worse than it was. 478 00:37:15,859 --> 00:37:19,102 You put us in a very difficult position, Senator. 479 00:37:19,779 --> 00:37:22,567 Look, none of us has to lose our jobs over this. 480 00:37:23,116 --> 00:37:27,030 You're gonna protect Paul and me, and yourself. Okay? 481 00:37:29,372 --> 00:37:32,206 You just have to do what you know is right. 482 00:37:34,544 --> 00:37:37,582 Okay. I'll report it. 483 00:37:38,089 --> 00:37:39,500 Okay. 484 00:37:41,468 --> 00:37:43,505 I'm going to have to say Mary Jo was driving. 485 00:37:43,595 --> 00:37:46,303 - Christ. - Joey, I love you, okay? You know that. 486 00:37:46,389 --> 00:37:48,005 But we both know what's at stake here. 487 00:37:48,767 --> 00:37:51,931 Now, we need to find a phone I can use without someone breathing down my neck. 488 00:37:52,020 --> 00:37:53,511 There's one right here. 489 00:37:53,605 --> 00:37:56,097 You really want the desk clerk listening in on this, Paul? 490 00:38:05,784 --> 00:38:06,774 Hey, Eugene. 491 00:38:07,619 --> 00:38:08,951 All right, let's wrap this up. 492 00:38:09,037 --> 00:38:11,199 I got a patient going into labor any time now. 493 00:38:11,289 --> 00:38:13,952 You just tell me what's proper. You're the medical examiner, so... 494 00:38:14,042 --> 00:38:16,034 - Associate medical examiner. - [Arena] What? 495 00:38:16,127 --> 00:38:18,414 Dr. Nevins is the resident medical examiner. 496 00:38:18,505 --> 00:38:20,041 Mills here is just the associate. 497 00:38:20,131 --> 00:38:22,248 Yeah, well, Dr. Nevins is off today, 498 00:38:22,342 --> 00:38:24,675 so can we get this examination underway? 499 00:38:24,761 --> 00:38:26,218 Is that okay with you, Eugene? 500 00:38:26,304 --> 00:38:27,920 [Eugene] Yeah, sure. 501 00:38:30,558 --> 00:38:31,969 No signs of a struggle. 502 00:38:33,436 --> 00:38:35,393 No blood or obvious contusions. 503 00:38:36,648 --> 00:38:39,106 Let me check out what's in the lungs. 504 00:38:40,777 --> 00:38:42,439 [grunting] 505 00:38:47,909 --> 00:38:50,617 So you said you found her completely submerged, right? 506 00:38:50,703 --> 00:38:51,910 Yeah, that's right. 507 00:38:51,996 --> 00:38:54,955 Well, I think it's an open and shut case. Drowning. 508 00:38:55,291 --> 00:38:56,953 She's been submerged for hours. 509 00:38:57,252 --> 00:38:59,414 A teaspoon of water in her mouth means nothing. 510 00:39:00,505 --> 00:39:02,087 The foam around all the air passages, 511 00:39:02,173 --> 00:39:03,880 that suggests suffocation to me. 512 00:39:03,967 --> 00:39:07,756 I didn't realize that you undertakers had a medical degree now. 513 00:39:07,846 --> 00:39:09,803 I don't, but I've seen enough dead bodies. 514 00:39:10,515 --> 00:39:13,724 Are you saying that there's a possibility that maybe she didn't drown? 515 00:39:13,810 --> 00:39:16,302 Hey, when I was down there, she was holding herself up 516 00:39:16,396 --> 00:39:18,228 like she was trying to get her last breath of air. 517 00:39:18,940 --> 00:39:20,932 I could have had her out of that car in 25 minutes 518 00:39:21,025 --> 00:39:23,017 if I got the call, but no one called. 519 00:39:28,032 --> 00:39:29,148 [Burke on phone] Senator Kennedy's office. 520 00:39:29,242 --> 00:39:30,198 [Ted on phone] David. 521 00:39:30,285 --> 00:39:32,948 We have a situation here on Chappaquiddick. 522 00:39:33,037 --> 00:39:34,528 [Burke] What kind of situation? 523 00:39:34,622 --> 00:39:37,410 [Ted] There's a firestorm headed your way and you need to be ready for it. 524 00:39:37,876 --> 00:39:40,459 [Burke] Okay, but I'll be more ready when I know what it's about. 525 00:39:40,545 --> 00:39:43,879 Listen, the situation is, 526 00:39:44,465 --> 00:39:47,048 my car was involved in an accident. 527 00:39:47,427 --> 00:39:50,295 I am going to be saying that I wasn't the one driving. 528 00:39:51,306 --> 00:39:53,719 [Burke] Well, were you driving? 529 00:39:56,311 --> 00:39:59,134 Senator. Were you driving? 530 00:40:01,316 --> 00:40:02,397 Senator? 531 00:40:05,486 --> 00:40:06,977 Senator, are you okay? 532 00:40:07,405 --> 00:40:09,943 Was anyone hurt? Have the polibe been notified? 533 00:40:10,867 --> 00:40:15,487 Ted, it would help a lot if you gave me some details. 534 00:40:16,539 --> 00:40:18,656 Ted? Ted, are you there? 535 00:40:19,375 --> 00:40:21,458 Uh, that's all you need to know for now. 536 00:40:29,844 --> 00:40:31,631 Uh, I'm headed back to town. 537 00:40:31,721 --> 00:40:34,054 - Yeah. That's a good idea. - Joey, take care of the girls. 538 00:40:34,140 --> 00:40:36,507 Make sure they don't get wrapped up in any of this. 539 00:40:36,601 --> 00:40:39,344 - I was thinking the same thing. - Paul, you, uh... 540 00:40:39,437 --> 00:40:42,054 Paul, you go with Ted. Run interference. 541 00:40:42,148 --> 00:40:43,935 Make sure he doesn't talk with anyone else. 542 00:40:44,025 --> 00:40:44,856 Got it. 543 00:40:54,702 --> 00:40:55,909 Wake up, everybody! 544 00:40:55,995 --> 00:40:57,406 Wake up, get packed, get dressed. 545 00:40:57,497 --> 00:40:58,954 We're leaving as soon as possible. 546 00:41:02,210 --> 00:41:05,203 This garbage can is for all of the responsible, 547 00:41:05,296 --> 00:41:07,333 non-alcoholic, upright citizens' trash. 548 00:41:10,718 --> 00:41:11,708 This one's for everything else. 549 00:41:11,803 --> 00:41:13,339 All the bottles, cans... 550 00:41:13,429 --> 00:41:15,261 Joey, will you just tell us what's going on already? 551 00:41:15,348 --> 00:41:16,338 No bullshit. 552 00:41:18,351 --> 00:41:20,843 Yeah. Yeah, okay. 553 00:41:21,896 --> 00:41:23,137 There's, um... 554 00:41:24,232 --> 00:41:26,724 - There's been an accident. - [Cricket] What? 555 00:41:26,818 --> 00:41:30,357 Senator Kennedy's car went off the bridge at Poucha Pond last night. 556 00:41:31,030 --> 00:41:35,616 He's okay, but we cannot find Mary Jo. 557 00:41:35,702 --> 00:41:37,284 [Cricket] Are the police looking for her? 558 00:41:45,795 --> 00:41:49,254 I want you to know that every effort possible was made to save her. 559 00:41:50,383 --> 00:41:52,750 [woman] Oh, my God, she's dead. 560 00:41:52,844 --> 00:41:54,551 [women sobbing] 561 00:41:55,596 --> 00:41:57,508 [man shushing] 562 00:41:59,267 --> 00:42:02,681 [Rachel] Okay. What do we need to do now? 563 00:42:04,397 --> 00:42:06,389 What do we do to help the senator? 564 00:42:10,319 --> 00:42:13,278 [Gargan] You all need to get off the island as soon as possible. 565 00:42:14,574 --> 00:42:15,940 Nobody knows you're here. 566 00:42:17,035 --> 00:42:20,779 Just get yourselves home and keep quiet. 567 00:42:22,665 --> 00:42:24,327 Remember what Ted said last night. 568 00:42:26,085 --> 00:42:27,201 We're family. 569 00:42:28,963 --> 00:42:31,296 We need to protect each other like family. 570 00:42:38,056 --> 00:42:41,140 Senator, I hear you were in an accident this morning. 571 00:42:41,225 --> 00:42:42,761 [Ted] I can't make any statements. 572 00:42:42,852 --> 00:42:44,138 There're a lot of questions being asked. 573 00:42:44,228 --> 00:42:46,060 Jim, I'd appreciate some understanding on this. 574 00:42:46,522 --> 00:42:47,888 If the rumors are true, 575 00:42:48,316 --> 00:42:50,182 I'm not the one you should be worried about. 576 00:42:53,738 --> 00:42:56,025 [Markham] The senator won't be making any statements. 577 00:43:03,998 --> 00:43:05,580 - Senator. - Is the chief in? 578 00:43:05,666 --> 00:43:08,955 The chief's not here. That's his private office. 579 00:43:09,420 --> 00:43:13,380 We're just gonna wait in there until the chief gets back, okay? 580 00:43:18,179 --> 00:43:20,091 Come on, folks. Let's step it back a little bit. 581 00:43:21,140 --> 00:43:23,928 Can somebody tell me why we haven't found Senator Kennedy yet? 582 00:43:24,310 --> 00:43:26,518 [secretary] He's right here at the station, Chief. 583 00:43:28,981 --> 00:43:31,064 Well, can you tell him to get his ass down here? 584 00:43:32,401 --> 00:43:34,609 The senator wants you to come to him. 585 00:43:36,864 --> 00:43:38,105 [phone ringing] 586 00:43:39,659 --> 00:43:42,868 [secretary] Sorry, he's not here. No, I don't have... 587 00:43:42,954 --> 00:43:44,286 Chief's on his way. 588 00:43:44,956 --> 00:43:47,414 Good, thanks, Paul. That'll be fine. 589 00:43:48,417 --> 00:43:49,248 [sighs] 590 00:43:50,002 --> 00:43:51,538 Will you please give me a moment? 591 00:43:53,840 --> 00:43:54,830 Sure. 592 00:44:03,432 --> 00:44:05,594 [operator] Directory assistance. What listing, please? 593 00:44:06,352 --> 00:44:09,390 Uh, Kopechne, Berkeley Heights, New Jersey, I think. 594 00:44:09,480 --> 00:44:10,891 I'm unsure of the spelling. 595 00:44:13,609 --> 00:44:14,816 [operator] I'll connect you. 596 00:44:19,448 --> 00:44:20,529 [Mrs. Kopechne] Hello? 597 00:44:20,616 --> 00:44:24,280 - Hello, Mrs. Kopechne? - Yes, it is. 598 00:44:24,745 --> 00:44:28,489 This is Senator Ted Kennedy, Mrs. Kopechne. 599 00:44:28,583 --> 00:44:29,994 Could I please speak to your husband? 600 00:44:30,376 --> 00:44:32,413 Oh, Senator. 601 00:44:33,212 --> 00:44:35,670 Joseph's not here at the moment. 602 00:44:36,340 --> 00:44:38,332 Can I take a message for him? 603 00:44:41,804 --> 00:44:44,592 Mrs. Kopechne, Mary Jo was involved in an accident. 604 00:44:46,767 --> 00:44:48,599 Was it in a car? 605 00:44:48,686 --> 00:44:50,598 It was an automobile accident. 606 00:44:52,940 --> 00:44:57,025 She was... She was returning to take a ferry back to the mainland 607 00:44:57,111 --> 00:44:58,602 when the accident occurred. 608 00:45:04,118 --> 00:45:05,905 Was my daughter killed? 609 00:45:10,041 --> 00:45:11,031 Yes. 610 00:45:15,171 --> 00:45:18,505 Mary Jo was an exceptional human being. 611 00:45:18,591 --> 00:45:20,002 [Mrs. Kopechne sobbing] 612 00:45:20,092 --> 00:45:25,463 She served my brother and my family 613 00:45:26,307 --> 00:45:30,301 - with grace, dignity... - [line disconnects] 614 00:45:35,524 --> 00:45:38,358 - [off-hook tone beeping] - [sighs heavily] 615 00:45:45,993 --> 00:45:47,985 [sobbing] 616 00:46:08,307 --> 00:46:09,718 [exhales deeply] 617 00:46:30,705 --> 00:46:33,038 [Ann on phone] Ted, you're on with Joe. 618 00:46:33,124 --> 00:46:35,958 [Ted on phone] Dad, I'm at the police station. 619 00:46:37,003 --> 00:46:39,791 I'm telling you this because I wanted to let you know 620 00:46:39,880 --> 00:46:42,543 that I am going to explain to them what happened. 621 00:46:43,634 --> 00:46:46,001 And I'm going to say that I was the one driving. 622 00:46:47,513 --> 00:46:51,553 I will protect myself, but I have to do what's right. 623 00:46:52,643 --> 00:46:54,225 I have to tell the truth. 624 00:46:55,062 --> 00:46:56,598 [Joseph] Alibi. 625 00:46:57,398 --> 00:46:59,060 [Joseph groans] 626 00:47:05,448 --> 00:47:08,361 I'm not going to be the one defined by my flaws. 627 00:47:09,368 --> 00:47:13,237 Joe Jr. was the favorite one. Jack was the charming one. 628 00:47:13,331 --> 00:47:14,538 Bobby was the brilliant one. 629 00:47:14,623 --> 00:47:15,989 And what did that leave me, Dad? 630 00:47:16,083 --> 00:47:18,200 The fat one? The stupid one? 631 00:47:18,294 --> 00:47:20,251 I'll tell you what. The one who got in the most trouble. 632 00:47:21,380 --> 00:47:23,963 Well, I can be charming. I can be brilliant. I can... 633 00:47:25,343 --> 00:47:27,380 I am the only son you got left. 634 00:47:28,971 --> 00:47:31,429 I'm the one making this decision, Dad. I'm the one... 635 00:47:31,515 --> 00:47:34,428 [Ann] Ted, he's writing something. 636 00:47:37,646 --> 00:47:40,935 He says, "You're the head of the family now. Start acting like it." 637 00:47:41,025 --> 00:47:42,015 Goodbye, Dad. 638 00:48:03,923 --> 00:48:04,834 [on phone] This is Dun Gifford. 639 00:48:04,924 --> 00:48:07,917 Dun, I need you on the next plane to Edgartown. 640 00:48:08,010 --> 00:48:10,218 Yeah, I've been expebting your call. David filled me in. 641 00:48:10,304 --> 00:48:11,135 Good. 642 00:48:11,722 --> 00:48:14,260 Listen, we've made mistakes here. I want you to understand that. 643 00:48:15,017 --> 00:48:16,804 But I want to make sure, going forward, 644 00:48:16,894 --> 00:48:18,635 we handle everything with the utmost integrity. 645 00:48:18,938 --> 00:48:20,019 I understand. 646 00:48:21,107 --> 00:48:24,521 We need to make sure the poor girl's body gets to her family right away. 647 00:48:24,610 --> 00:48:26,192 Can you... Can you do that for me? 648 00:48:26,278 --> 00:48:30,272 Uh, okay, but there may be a delay if they want to perform an autopsy. 649 00:48:30,366 --> 00:48:32,358 - [bangs on cabinet] - Why do you think I want it out of here? 650 00:48:33,411 --> 00:48:35,027 Can you handle this or not? 651 00:48:35,121 --> 00:48:37,454 Of bourse, Senator, but what if they demand... 652 00:48:37,540 --> 00:48:38,621 [hangs up] 653 00:48:39,166 --> 00:48:40,156 [Ted] Paul. 654 00:48:47,967 --> 00:48:49,128 Paul, I, uh... 655 00:48:50,136 --> 00:48:52,469 I need you to help me come up with a written statement. 656 00:48:52,847 --> 00:48:54,509 I'm going to say I was driving. 657 00:48:55,599 --> 00:48:58,216 I don't want to drag you and Joey into this any more than I already have. 658 00:48:58,310 --> 00:48:59,801 So we're just gonna leave that part out. 659 00:48:59,895 --> 00:49:03,104 I mean any part that can hurt my position with the police or the public, 660 00:49:03,816 --> 00:49:07,025 we're gonna leave out. Can you do that? 661 00:49:10,656 --> 00:49:11,646 Sure. 662 00:49:12,283 --> 00:49:13,649 [reporter 1] Is there any truth to the rumor? 663 00:49:13,742 --> 00:49:16,200 - [reporter 2] Has the senator been found? - [reporters clamoring] 664 00:49:23,043 --> 00:49:24,284 Hold all my calls. 665 00:49:24,378 --> 00:49:26,961 Bob, there's a bunch of reporters outside. Keep them out there, all right? 666 00:49:27,047 --> 00:49:28,083 - Yes, sir. - Outside. 667 00:49:30,551 --> 00:49:32,008 Good morning, Chief. 668 00:49:34,513 --> 00:49:35,503 Senator. 669 00:49:36,307 --> 00:49:39,141 I have a statement I'd like to read, if that's okay. 670 00:49:40,478 --> 00:49:41,889 Okay. 671 00:49:48,277 --> 00:49:49,267 [door closes] 672 00:49:52,323 --> 00:49:54,940 "On July 18, 1969, 673 00:49:55,701 --> 00:49:57,784 at approximately 11:15 p.m. 674 00:49:58,329 --> 00:50:00,946 in Chappaquiddick, Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, 675 00:50:02,333 --> 00:50:04,416 I was driving my car on Main Street 676 00:50:04,502 --> 00:50:06,539 on the way to get the ferry back to Edgartown. 677 00:50:08,339 --> 00:50:11,047 I was unfamiliar with the road and turned right onto Dike Road 678 00:50:11,133 --> 00:50:13,750 instead of bearing a hard left onto Main Street. 679 00:50:14,970 --> 00:50:18,008 After proceeding for approximately one half mile... 680 00:50:18,974 --> 00:50:22,388 I discovered a hill and came upon a narrow bridge... 681 00:50:23,479 --> 00:50:25,436 then went off the edge of the bridge. 682 00:50:27,608 --> 00:50:30,146 There was one passenger in the car with me, 683 00:50:31,237 --> 00:50:32,694 Miss Mary Jo Kopechne. 684 00:50:33,989 --> 00:50:37,153 She was a former secretary of my brother Robert F. Kennedy. 685 00:50:38,911 --> 00:50:42,450 The car turned over and landed on the roof, resting on the bottom. 686 00:50:43,749 --> 00:50:46,537 I attempted to open the door and the window of the car, 687 00:50:47,419 --> 00:50:49,706 and have no recollection of how I got out." 688 00:50:50,047 --> 00:50:52,084 [NASA radio chatter] 689 00:50:52,716 --> 00:50:56,630 "I bame to the surfabe and then repeatedly dove down 690 00:50:56,720 --> 00:50:59,303 to see if the passenger was still in the car." 691 00:51:13,779 --> 00:51:15,065 Mary Jo! 692 00:51:16,740 --> 00:51:19,073 Come on. Come on. Mary Jo! 693 00:51:20,244 --> 00:51:22,361 "I was unsuccessful in the attempt." 694 00:51:22,454 --> 00:51:24,571 [panting] 695 00:51:25,165 --> 00:51:27,657 "I was exhausted and in a state of shock. 696 00:51:30,045 --> 00:51:32,628 I reball walking back to where my friends were eating. 697 00:51:34,133 --> 00:51:36,250 I then asked someone to bring me back to Edgartown. 698 00:51:37,636 --> 00:51:39,923 I remember walking around for a period of time 699 00:51:40,014 --> 00:51:41,755 and then going to my hotel room. 700 00:51:43,017 --> 00:51:45,600 When I fully realized what had happened this morning, 701 00:51:46,312 --> 00:51:48,520 I immediately contacted the police." 702 00:51:55,863 --> 00:51:57,525 Well, I'm glad you're okay, Senator. 703 00:52:02,661 --> 00:52:04,948 Normally, I would need to hold you for questioning. 704 00:52:05,039 --> 00:52:06,200 Type this up, please. 705 00:52:06,290 --> 00:52:07,371 Are you sure that's necessary? 706 00:52:07,458 --> 00:52:08,539 Whatever you think is right. 707 00:52:08,626 --> 00:52:10,288 But your written statement here pretty much answers 708 00:52:10,377 --> 00:52:11,788 - any questions I might have. - I agree. 709 00:52:11,879 --> 00:52:13,336 I trust your experience, Chief. 710 00:52:13,672 --> 00:52:16,255 Why don't we see if we can get you back to Hyannis Port right away? 711 00:52:16,592 --> 00:52:18,800 I got a friend who's a pilot, he can get you there in no time. 712 00:52:18,886 --> 00:52:20,468 The senator would really appreciate that. 713 00:52:21,722 --> 00:52:23,179 [reporters clamoring] 714 00:52:31,398 --> 00:52:33,105 [Ted] Sounds fine. Fine, Chief. 715 00:52:33,692 --> 00:52:36,309 Now, Chief, if you wouldn't mind not letting 716 00:52:36,403 --> 00:52:37,860 the press get a hold of that statement, 717 00:52:37,946 --> 00:52:39,812 you know, just till I get the all clear from my lawyer. 718 00:52:39,907 --> 00:52:41,899 [Arena] Not a problem, Senator. Just, uh... 719 00:52:41,992 --> 00:52:44,405 You just let me know if there's anything else I can do for you. 720 00:52:44,495 --> 00:52:48,114 No, sir. You're doing a bang-up job here, Dominic. 721 00:52:48,207 --> 00:52:49,493 A bang-up job. 722 00:52:52,086 --> 00:52:54,920 Is there a, uh... You got another way out of here? 723 00:52:56,507 --> 00:52:58,715 - [McNamara] Where's Ted now? - [Sorensen] Flying home as we speak. 724 00:52:59,176 --> 00:53:00,838 [man 1] What concerns me is his written statement. 725 00:53:00,928 --> 00:53:02,590 Has anyone even reached this police chief? 726 00:53:02,680 --> 00:53:04,717 [McNamara] Absolutely no comment. Not a damn word from anybody. 727 00:53:04,807 --> 00:53:06,218 [Sorensen] No sweat. Count on us. 728 00:53:06,308 --> 00:53:08,470 [man 1] Said he'd hold off releasing Ted's statement... 729 00:53:09,937 --> 00:53:11,223 [man 2] Leaving the scene is bad enough, 730 00:53:11,313 --> 00:53:13,020 but what the hell was he doing for eight hours? 731 00:53:13,107 --> 00:53:14,769 [man 3] Do we know for sure there were no witnesses? 732 00:53:14,858 --> 00:53:16,690 [man 4] If we're lucky, it'll be leaving the scene. 733 00:53:17,736 --> 00:53:19,318 - [McNamara] Get a copy. - [man 5] Manslaughter. 734 00:53:19,405 --> 00:53:22,489 [man 6] Anybody calls, I don't care who it is, no comment. 735 00:53:23,492 --> 00:53:24,858 [McNamara] Absolutely no comment. 736 00:53:59,653 --> 00:54:01,269 Oh, Ted. 737 00:54:02,072 --> 00:54:04,053 Your father wasn't expecting you so soon. 738 00:54:05,200 --> 00:54:08,034 How's he, uh... How's he holding up, Ann? 739 00:54:08,996 --> 00:54:11,204 Oh... Uncle Joe was rather emotional. 740 00:54:12,499 --> 00:54:14,582 But physically, he's doing better. 741 00:54:16,170 --> 00:54:17,251 Good. 742 00:54:22,718 --> 00:54:23,834 Wait here, Ted. 743 00:54:28,724 --> 00:54:30,306 He'd prefer to come to you. 744 00:54:39,568 --> 00:54:41,309 [TV blaring] 745 00:54:42,112 --> 00:54:43,944 [Ann] Teddy's arrived, Joe. 746 00:54:44,031 --> 00:54:45,897 [squeaking] 747 00:54:48,911 --> 00:54:50,493 [clattering] 748 00:54:51,371 --> 00:54:52,361 [thump] 749 00:54:53,207 --> 00:54:54,743 [elevator whirring] 750 00:55:18,565 --> 00:55:19,646 I'm glad to see you, Dad. 751 00:55:21,944 --> 00:55:23,060 You look good. 752 00:55:30,035 --> 00:55:32,698 I want to tell you again how sincerely sorry I am... 753 00:55:34,623 --> 00:55:36,910 that I ever let a thing like this happen. 754 00:55:38,585 --> 00:55:40,827 And reassure you that I have the situation, 755 00:55:40,921 --> 00:55:43,459 as terrible as it is, under my complete control. 756 00:55:46,260 --> 00:55:47,796 I know... 757 00:55:50,264 --> 00:55:54,008 I'm sorry I got us into this. 758 00:55:57,020 --> 00:55:58,852 But if you can trust me, Dad, 759 00:55:59,106 --> 00:56:01,314 I have faith I can get us out. 760 00:56:03,026 --> 00:56:04,767 Your father would like to tell you... 761 00:56:08,115 --> 00:56:09,651 "You've lost my confidence. 762 00:56:10,576 --> 00:56:12,738 Do as I say and never lose it again. 763 00:56:13,495 --> 00:56:16,078 Otherwise, it will be a nearly impossible task 764 00:56:16,164 --> 00:56:17,530 to restore it." 765 00:56:23,797 --> 00:56:25,663 Your dad really does love you. 766 00:56:27,509 --> 00:56:30,172 He hasn't been this active since before Bobby died. 767 00:56:31,513 --> 00:56:32,674 [Joseph grunts] 768 00:56:45,777 --> 00:56:47,018 [Ann] Ted. 769 00:56:54,536 --> 00:56:56,243 [indistinct conversations] 770 00:57:02,628 --> 00:57:06,212 Well, Bob, you handled the Cuban Missile Crisis. 771 00:57:06,924 --> 00:57:08,756 Now let's see what you can do with this one. 772 00:57:10,594 --> 00:57:12,426 - Hello, Mr. Kennedy. - Joe. 773 00:57:13,388 --> 00:57:14,845 Hi, Teddy. 774 00:57:18,018 --> 00:57:21,102 Dad. I see you're still the man with all the influence. 775 00:57:24,608 --> 00:57:28,773 Gentlemen, I appreciate 776 00:57:29,279 --> 00:57:31,612 you all making this short trip on my behalf. 777 00:57:33,116 --> 00:57:35,654 But I hope you'll understand I'm going to handle this with my own team, 778 00:57:36,328 --> 00:57:38,615 since it's my political future here at stake. 779 00:57:38,705 --> 00:57:41,288 You won't have a political future if you're in jail, Ted. 780 00:57:42,084 --> 00:57:44,246 You're fighting a battle on two fronts and you don't even know it. 781 00:57:44,336 --> 00:57:46,168 I think you need to cool down here, Bob. 782 00:57:46,672 --> 00:57:48,584 Okay? I understand my problem with the press 783 00:57:48,674 --> 00:57:50,256 and with the people of Massachusetts. 784 00:57:50,342 --> 00:57:51,924 - That's just the half of it. - [wheelchair retreating] 785 00:57:52,010 --> 00:57:53,842 You're also in serious legal trouble, son. 786 00:57:55,097 --> 00:57:56,133 [Sorensen] Teddy. 787 00:57:57,641 --> 00:58:02,056 Teddy, if they find that your negligence contributed to this girl's death, 788 00:58:02,145 --> 00:58:03,932 that's involuntary manslaughter. 789 00:58:04,022 --> 00:58:07,390 If there's even a whisper that you're not as clean as Mother Teresa, 790 00:58:07,651 --> 00:58:08,983 you will be charged. 791 00:58:09,653 --> 00:58:11,986 And there's not a lot of senators that are charged with manslaughter 792 00:58:12,072 --> 00:58:14,689 - that go on to become president. - Oh, I understand, Bob. 793 00:58:14,783 --> 00:58:16,991 [McNamara] That is to say nothing about being convicted. 794 00:58:17,077 --> 00:58:18,613 If you are even indicted, 795 00:58:18,704 --> 00:58:20,240 it won't matter what verdict comes back. 796 00:58:20,872 --> 00:58:22,784 The court of public opinion will have your head on a stake. 797 00:58:23,458 --> 00:58:25,825 We'll give it to Sorensen. We won't have that problem. 798 00:58:25,919 --> 00:58:28,457 "Problems," Ted. Problems, plural. 799 00:58:29,339 --> 00:58:30,375 They are threefold. 800 00:58:31,299 --> 00:58:35,543 One, the information we know that we need to make sure no one else knows. 801 00:58:35,637 --> 00:58:39,381 Two, the information we don't know that we need to make sure stays unknown. 802 00:58:39,474 --> 00:58:41,887 Three, the information that you have already admitted to 803 00:58:41,977 --> 00:58:43,684 that we need to make people forget. 804 00:58:44,604 --> 00:58:45,765 Now, to the first point. 805 00:58:46,356 --> 00:58:48,097 A dead body holds a lot of secrets. 806 00:58:48,191 --> 00:58:50,729 Those secrets can be the difference between guilt and innocence, 807 00:58:50,819 --> 00:58:52,185 so we need to be in control of them. 808 00:58:52,487 --> 00:58:55,651 The only way to do that is to be in control of that dead girl's body. 809 00:58:55,741 --> 00:58:58,950 Good. Because my staffer, Dun Gifford, 810 00:58:59,327 --> 00:59:01,159 is already at the funeral home right now. 811 00:59:01,621 --> 00:59:05,080 And that poor girl's body isn't going anywhere except home to New Jersey 812 00:59:05,167 --> 00:59:06,248 without us knowing about it. 813 00:59:06,334 --> 00:59:07,916 [McNamara] Senator, with all due respect, 814 00:59:08,003 --> 00:59:11,087 having a gofer sitting on his hands in the lobby isn't getting us anywhere. 815 00:59:12,632 --> 00:59:15,750 Now, there are explicit procedures 816 00:59:16,344 --> 00:59:19,212 that must be followed for moving a body across state lines. 817 00:59:20,015 --> 00:59:21,472 Do you have any idea, 818 00:59:21,558 --> 00:59:23,800 has the death certificate even been signed yet? 819 00:59:27,898 --> 00:59:29,230 [phone rings] 820 00:59:32,360 --> 00:59:33,646 Dun Gifford. 821 00:59:33,737 --> 00:59:35,478 Dun, listen, we're in this deeper than I thought. 822 00:59:35,572 --> 00:59:38,406 I need you to get the death certificate signed as soon as possible. 823 00:59:38,867 --> 00:59:42,201 - Do whatever it takes. - Yeah. I'll look into that. 824 00:59:42,996 --> 00:59:43,986 Ted? 825 00:59:45,165 --> 00:59:47,578 Good as done. Just waiting on word back. 826 00:59:47,667 --> 00:59:50,000 [McNamara] Good. Now, as I was saying, 827 00:59:50,087 --> 00:59:51,999 we need to parse through the unknowns of this case 828 00:59:52,089 --> 00:59:54,502 to determine if there's any liabilities hiding in the trees. 829 00:59:55,425 --> 00:59:59,510 So what evidence can be used against Ted to prove he acted negligently, hmm? 830 00:59:59,596 --> 01:00:01,838 Why are we just assuming that I acted negligently, Bob? 831 01:00:01,932 --> 01:00:03,844 There's a dead body in the Edgartown mortuary 832 01:00:03,934 --> 01:00:05,721 that would suggest it's a possibility. 833 01:00:05,811 --> 01:00:08,394 There's no witnesses. There's no evidence. 834 01:00:09,272 --> 01:00:10,854 I mean, what proof can there possibly be? 835 01:00:11,858 --> 01:00:12,939 Were your headlights working, Ted? 836 01:00:13,026 --> 01:00:14,312 [Ted] Oh, of course they were working. 837 01:00:14,402 --> 01:00:15,984 [McNamara] Was your license in good standing? 838 01:00:16,071 --> 01:00:18,358 - Anyone see you drinking? - Were you wearing your safety belts? 839 01:00:18,448 --> 01:00:20,110 Did you tires leave skid marks? 840 01:00:21,326 --> 01:00:23,192 I think my license might be expired. 841 01:00:23,286 --> 01:00:24,367 [all groan] 842 01:00:24,454 --> 01:00:25,570 Your license is expired? 843 01:00:25,664 --> 01:00:27,371 What, do you really think that's a problem? 844 01:00:27,457 --> 01:00:28,868 - Teddy! - How is that negligent? 845 01:00:28,959 --> 01:00:31,997 Anytime you get behind the wheel, you are in breach of the law. 846 01:00:32,087 --> 01:00:33,498 I'd say that's pretty negligent. 847 01:00:33,588 --> 01:00:35,671 [Sorensen] That means that he was driving against the law. 848 01:00:35,757 --> 01:00:36,873 [McNamara] This thing is worse than I thought. 849 01:00:39,719 --> 01:00:42,553 Joe Greelish runs the Hyannis motor registry. 850 01:00:44,307 --> 01:00:47,425 We can get him to run the license through his connections in Edgartown. 851 01:00:47,519 --> 01:00:48,726 Let Gifford talk to him. 852 01:00:48,812 --> 01:00:50,724 Damn it, Ted, you can't be connected to this! 853 01:00:50,814 --> 01:00:52,180 [Smith] It's all right. I know just the guy. 854 01:00:52,274 --> 01:00:53,390 James Smith. 855 01:00:53,483 --> 01:00:56,692 He worked as an advance man for Jack on the '60 campaign. 856 01:00:57,070 --> 01:00:58,356 Off the books. 857 01:00:59,364 --> 01:01:02,482 Just so happens he finds himself working in the local DA's office. 858 01:01:03,493 --> 01:01:04,984 [Sorensen] How's that gonna help us? 859 01:01:05,078 --> 01:01:08,446 [Smith] He'll know people in government sympathetic to the cause. 860 01:01:08,540 --> 01:01:10,281 [Smith on phone] You know. Look into it, maybe? 861 01:01:10,375 --> 01:01:12,742 [Steele] Of course, James. I'll make some calls. 862 01:01:12,836 --> 01:01:14,327 [Smith] That's excellent, Walter. 863 01:01:14,421 --> 01:01:16,458 [Steele] Ted and I go way back to Suffolk County. 864 01:01:17,048 --> 01:01:18,835 [Smith] I'm sure the senator would appreciate it. 865 01:01:19,259 --> 01:01:20,670 [Steele] I'll see what I can do. 866 01:01:20,760 --> 01:01:21,876 [Smith] Thanks, Walter. 867 01:01:28,685 --> 01:01:30,096 We got it. 868 01:01:30,187 --> 01:01:31,553 [reporters clamoring] 869 01:01:35,150 --> 01:01:37,767 Whoa! As soon as I have more information, 870 01:01:37,861 --> 01:01:39,693 I'll get it to you. Thank you. 871 01:01:43,575 --> 01:01:45,441 [news anchorman]...200 feet per second. 872 01:01:45,535 --> 01:01:47,822 The astronauts fully expected they would need to perform 873 01:01:47,913 --> 01:01:50,371 another course borrebtion to make certain they entered 874 01:01:50,457 --> 01:01:52,289 the correct orbit around the moon... 875 01:01:52,542 --> 01:01:54,704 What's the cutoff for the national papers? 876 01:01:54,794 --> 01:01:57,502 On Saturday, 5:00 p.m. Why? 877 01:01:57,589 --> 01:02:00,047 [Smith] A story like this could dominate the headlines for weeks. 878 01:02:01,051 --> 01:02:03,134 It'll take nothing short of men walking on the moon 879 01:02:03,220 --> 01:02:04,552 to knock it off the front page. 880 01:02:06,223 --> 01:02:09,307 Fortunately for us, it looks like Ted's big brother arranged for just that. 881 01:02:10,227 --> 01:02:11,468 [Sorensen] Now, if we can keep a tight lid on this 882 01:02:11,561 --> 01:02:13,018 for a couple more hours, 883 01:02:13,521 --> 01:02:16,229 we might actually be able to develop a decent PR strategy. 884 01:02:16,316 --> 01:02:18,103 By the time the papers have room for Ted, 885 01:02:18,193 --> 01:02:20,059 they'll all be writing exactly what we want them to. 886 01:02:20,153 --> 01:02:23,021 After a thorough examination, Ted's doctor here 887 01:02:23,114 --> 01:02:26,653 deduced he suffered a concussion and was in a state of shock. 888 01:02:27,035 --> 01:02:29,118 But I haven't even examined the patient yet. 889 01:02:29,204 --> 01:02:30,661 That won't be necessary. 890 01:02:30,747 --> 01:02:33,956 [Shriver] There's nothing left to do but run out the clock, gentlemen. 891 01:02:34,292 --> 01:02:35,578 Come 5:00 p.m., 892 01:02:35,669 --> 01:02:37,581 we'll be back out in front of the problem. 893 01:02:39,965 --> 01:02:42,207 Actually, New York Times already has a story. 894 01:02:42,926 --> 01:02:44,337 - [all] What? - Excuse me? 895 01:02:44,678 --> 01:02:48,297 [sighs] On my way to the station, I bumped into a reporter. 896 01:02:48,765 --> 01:02:50,802 Seemed to know that I was involved in an accident. 897 01:02:50,892 --> 01:02:52,884 [Sorensen] Who was it, Ted? What was his name? 898 01:02:54,729 --> 01:02:55,685 James Reston. 899 01:02:55,772 --> 01:02:57,764 - Reston. - James Reston? 900 01:02:57,857 --> 01:03:00,144 The chief political correspondent and executive editor. 901 01:03:00,235 --> 01:03:03,399 How? How could you forget to mention that? 902 01:03:03,488 --> 01:03:04,820 I was in a state of shock. 903 01:03:04,906 --> 01:03:07,023 - Bullshit, Ted! - Hey, hey. 904 01:03:07,117 --> 01:03:09,700 Now we gotta get someone to the Kopechnes as soon as possible. 905 01:03:09,786 --> 01:03:11,778 Someone's gotta run interference with any press 906 01:03:11,871 --> 01:03:14,784 before one of her parents says something that totally sinks us. 907 01:03:14,874 --> 01:03:17,116 They're in New Jersey, so someone ought to get over there quick. 908 01:03:17,210 --> 01:03:18,542 [Burke slurps loudly] 909 01:03:21,047 --> 01:03:22,208 What are you still doing here? 910 01:03:24,092 --> 01:03:26,550 Markham, you get that chief on the line and you make sure he understands 911 01:03:26,636 --> 01:03:29,970 he is not to release that written statement under any circumstances. 912 01:03:30,056 --> 01:03:31,467 Times may have this right now, 913 01:03:31,558 --> 01:03:33,299 but let's see if we can keep it an exclusive. 914 01:03:33,393 --> 01:03:35,350 Ted, get your press secretary, uh... 915 01:03:36,062 --> 01:03:37,303 - Dick, um... - Drayne. 916 01:03:37,397 --> 01:03:39,639 Get Dick Drayne to feed a leak to the Times. 917 01:03:39,733 --> 01:03:41,224 Let him know that, uh... 918 01:03:42,485 --> 01:03:44,522 you've been diagnosed with a very serious concussion. 919 01:03:44,612 --> 01:03:47,104 [McNamara] That would explain why you're acting like a mental patient. 920 01:03:49,409 --> 01:03:50,741 Anything else, gentlemen? 921 01:03:51,077 --> 01:03:52,409 [all] Be sympathetic. 922 01:03:55,957 --> 01:03:57,573 [reporters clamoring] 923 01:03:57,667 --> 01:04:00,375 "When I, Ted, fully realized what had happened..." 924 01:04:00,462 --> 01:04:02,044 Chief Arena, telephone. 925 01:04:02,130 --> 01:04:04,543 [Arena] Hang on. Hang on, guys. I gotta take this. 926 01:04:07,886 --> 01:04:08,797 Hello. 927 01:04:08,887 --> 01:04:12,301 Chief, thank God I got you. Uh, I need to ask a big favor. 928 01:04:12,390 --> 01:04:15,133 Uh, can you hold off on the senator's statement just a little longer? 929 01:04:15,226 --> 01:04:17,343 - Couple hours. - You're gonna have to speak up, son. 930 01:04:17,437 --> 01:04:18,973 I've got a room full of reporters here. 931 01:04:19,064 --> 01:04:21,101 I need you to hold off 932 01:04:21,191 --> 01:04:23,934 on releasing the senator's statement 933 01:04:24,027 --> 01:04:25,313 a little longer. 934 01:04:25,403 --> 01:04:27,269 Well, I'm sorry, I've already released it. 935 01:04:27,364 --> 01:04:28,275 What? 936 01:04:28,365 --> 01:04:30,322 I'm just going through it for the third time. 937 01:04:31,409 --> 01:04:32,240 Oh, Jesus. 938 01:04:32,327 --> 01:04:34,910 Actually, I have a few questions for you, Mr. Markham. 939 01:04:36,331 --> 01:04:38,368 Now, remember, Dick, this is an exclusive. 940 01:04:38,458 --> 01:04:39,915 You don't need to overdo it. 941 01:04:40,001 --> 01:04:42,163 We're just trying to make sure this doesn't spin out of control 942 01:04:42,253 --> 01:04:43,789 into something like manslaughter... 943 01:04:44,923 --> 01:04:46,789 or an affair, God forbid. 944 01:04:47,300 --> 01:04:48,962 [Drayne] You don't need to say another word. 945 01:04:49,636 --> 01:04:51,798 And throw it something about me being on sedatives. 946 01:04:51,888 --> 01:04:53,254 Make it sound dramatic. 947 01:04:53,765 --> 01:04:55,301 [phone ringing] 948 01:05:00,563 --> 01:05:02,680 This is James Reston of the New York Times. 949 01:05:02,774 --> 01:05:05,687 - James, Dick Drayne here. - Hello, Dick. 950 01:05:05,777 --> 01:05:07,734 [Drayne] It's a terrible thing about this accident. 951 01:05:07,821 --> 01:05:09,232 Yes. Yes, it is. 952 01:05:09,614 --> 01:05:11,697 The senator suffered a serious concussion. 953 01:05:11,783 --> 01:05:15,823 His physibian has him on sedatives just so he can manage the pain. 954 01:05:17,789 --> 01:05:21,703 Sedatives? With a concussion? 955 01:05:22,919 --> 01:05:24,285 [indistinct conversations] 956 01:05:24,963 --> 01:05:27,671 Your friend the police chief just sank this entire ship. 957 01:05:28,007 --> 01:05:29,293 What do you mean? How? 958 01:05:30,176 --> 01:05:31,417 Mr. Markham? 959 01:05:31,511 --> 01:05:33,673 He read the written statement to the press. 960 01:05:34,681 --> 01:05:36,092 Three times, apparently. 961 01:05:36,182 --> 01:05:38,174 The story's gonna hit the wire any minute. 962 01:05:38,268 --> 01:05:40,305 Okay, look, we're not sunk yet. 963 01:05:40,395 --> 01:05:43,138 - That statement's pretty airtight. - [McNamara] Oh, airtight, huh? 964 01:05:43,231 --> 01:05:45,644 You contradict yourself in the first two sentences. 965 01:05:45,733 --> 01:05:48,350 Main road's paved, Teddy. Dike Road's not. 966 01:05:48,445 --> 01:05:50,607 Doesn't take an expert cartographer to tell the difference. 967 01:05:50,697 --> 01:05:53,405 [Smith] And what about this deputy that saw your car driving away from the ferry 968 01:05:53,491 --> 01:05:54,902 at a quarter to 1:00 in the morning? 969 01:05:54,993 --> 01:05:56,825 Yeah, well, that's just his word against mine. 970 01:05:56,911 --> 01:05:58,868 We gotta go through his statement line by line. 971 01:05:58,955 --> 01:06:02,198 Guys, guys, I think we're overreacting here. All right? 972 01:06:02,292 --> 01:06:03,749 Dick's running the concussion story. 973 01:06:03,835 --> 01:06:05,667 That's going to explain any inconsistencies. 974 01:06:07,464 --> 01:06:08,955 Dick Drayne on line three. 975 01:06:10,049 --> 01:06:11,665 [Sorensen] This should be interesting. 976 01:06:13,303 --> 01:06:15,090 Dick, you're on with the boys. 977 01:06:15,180 --> 01:06:17,297 So, did the sedative stuff play? 978 01:06:18,308 --> 01:06:20,800 [Drayne] Did any of you guys actually consult a physician? 979 01:06:20,894 --> 01:06:22,260 Yeah, of course. 980 01:06:22,353 --> 01:06:24,515 Well, according to Reston, you don't give sedatives 981 01:06:24,606 --> 01:06:27,144 to a patient who's had a concussion. 982 01:06:27,233 --> 01:06:28,440 It could kill them. 983 01:06:28,526 --> 01:06:31,109 - [Sorensen] Sedatives? - [McNamara] Good Lord. 984 01:06:31,196 --> 01:06:33,813 Bay of Pigs was a better run operation. 985 01:06:35,617 --> 01:06:37,984 We need to seriously rebalance this equation. 986 01:06:38,244 --> 01:06:40,907 [Arena] Edna, hang up. Don't talk to anybody, all right? 987 01:06:43,291 --> 01:06:45,248 Walter? What are you doing here? 988 01:06:45,627 --> 01:06:47,163 I'm the special prosecutor. 989 01:06:47,253 --> 01:06:48,619 They assigned me to the Kennedy case. 990 01:06:48,713 --> 01:06:50,796 [sighs] Thank God. 991 01:06:51,633 --> 01:06:53,920 We can use all the help we can get. 992 01:06:57,222 --> 01:06:58,338 [news anchorman 1] Mary Jo Kopechne, 993 01:06:58,431 --> 01:07:00,798 a passenger in the senator's automobile, 994 01:07:00,892 --> 01:07:02,474 was drowned early Saturday morning 995 01:07:02,560 --> 01:07:05,724 when he drove the car off a bridge and overturned in a pond. 996 01:07:06,439 --> 01:07:08,522 Police say that Kennedy reported the accident 997 01:07:08,608 --> 01:07:10,224 about nine hours later. 998 01:07:10,944 --> 01:07:12,731 [news anchorman 2] The last ferry left at midnight. 999 01:07:12,820 --> 01:07:14,732 The crewmen say Kennedy was not on it. 1000 01:07:14,989 --> 01:07:16,355 The questions arise, 1001 01:07:16,449 --> 01:07:18,031 who took him across the channel? 1002 01:07:18,409 --> 01:07:20,617 And didn't one of his friends ask him where he'd been? 1003 01:07:20,995 --> 01:07:22,236 How he got wet? 1004 01:07:22,580 --> 01:07:24,492 Where his car and Miss Kopechne were? 1005 01:07:25,250 --> 01:07:27,867 If the questions were raised, what were the answers? 1006 01:07:30,004 --> 01:07:31,870 [Gargan] Seems like they want you back inside. 1007 01:07:32,590 --> 01:07:35,128 I'm busy. Can't you tell? 1008 01:07:40,056 --> 01:07:41,592 I can't watch you do this, Ted. 1009 01:07:43,101 --> 01:07:45,184 - Do what, Joe? - Self-destruct. 1010 01:07:48,231 --> 01:07:49,642 Nobody's said anything. 1011 01:07:50,275 --> 01:07:52,437 Perhaps they haven't seen it, but I have. 1012 01:07:54,529 --> 01:07:56,737 You've been on this path since Bobby died. 1013 01:07:59,576 --> 01:08:02,034 Your expectations for your whole life didn't change 1014 01:08:02,120 --> 01:08:03,702 the moment he hit the ground. 1015 01:08:05,248 --> 01:08:07,365 There never were any expectations for my life. 1016 01:08:07,458 --> 01:08:09,575 Yes, there were, Joey. There always were. 1017 01:08:10,211 --> 01:08:14,205 I needed you. I needed you to protect me. 1018 01:08:16,134 --> 01:08:18,171 You're the only brother I have left, Joe. 1019 01:08:21,931 --> 01:08:24,048 This has to be the end of my involvement. 1020 01:08:25,852 --> 01:08:27,969 I'm sorry, Teddy. I wish ol' Joey could fix it, 1021 01:08:28,730 --> 01:08:30,062 but I can't. 1022 01:08:33,276 --> 01:08:35,859 [interviewer on TV] "We bhoose to go to the moon not because it is easy, 1023 01:08:35,945 --> 01:08:37,652 but because it is hard." 1024 01:08:38,906 --> 01:08:41,523 What does your brother's promise to America mean to you? 1025 01:08:42,869 --> 01:08:46,738 [Ted on TV] He was always someone who kept his promises. 1026 01:08:48,041 --> 01:08:51,785 My brother committed his life to the idea that 1027 01:08:51,878 --> 01:08:55,042 the United States is a beacon of democracy. 1028 01:08:55,506 --> 01:08:56,997 And so too for my family, 1029 01:08:57,425 --> 01:09:00,042 I think he was a beabon. Someone we all hoped to... 1030 01:09:00,136 --> 01:09:01,468 [Sorensen] That looks good. 1031 01:09:01,554 --> 01:09:02,886 Hard to believe this was yesterday. 1032 01:09:02,972 --> 01:09:05,259 [interviewer] He said this mission would have, quote, 1033 01:09:05,350 --> 01:09:08,593 "a great impact on the minds of the men across America." 1034 01:09:08,686 --> 01:09:11,429 I think my brother set a course for the entire nation 1035 01:09:11,814 --> 01:09:13,180 in a way that we can never abandon. 1036 01:09:14,692 --> 01:09:18,106 Anyone watching now would think it's business as usual with the Kennedys. 1037 01:09:19,739 --> 01:09:21,651 [Ted on TV] Even in my own life, I've often asked, 1038 01:09:22,075 --> 01:09:23,657 what would Jack have me do? 1039 01:09:24,327 --> 01:09:25,568 [John F. Kennedy on TV] Space is there. 1040 01:09:25,995 --> 01:09:28,032 And the moon and the planets are there. 1041 01:09:28,581 --> 01:09:30,823 And new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. 1042 01:09:31,250 --> 01:09:35,745 And therefore as we set sail, we ask God's blessing 1043 01:09:35,838 --> 01:09:38,421 on the most hazardous and dangerous 1044 01:09:38,883 --> 01:09:41,967 and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked. 1045 01:09:42,053 --> 01:09:44,887 Uncle Jack could do anything, huh, Dad? 1046 01:09:46,808 --> 01:09:49,926 [Ted on TV] President Kennedy bast a long shadow and still does. 1047 01:09:50,019 --> 01:09:52,432 It's one I walk in every day. 1048 01:09:53,272 --> 01:09:54,228 [interviewer] Thank you, Senator. 1049 01:09:54,315 --> 01:09:57,399 [news anchorman on TV] Now we hear from Houston that the crew has, uh, 1050 01:09:57,485 --> 01:09:59,727 completed putting on the spacesuits, 1051 01:09:59,821 --> 01:10:01,483 and the boots, helmets, 1052 01:10:01,572 --> 01:10:05,316 and are now donning their portable life support system. 1053 01:10:05,410 --> 01:10:09,324 That backpack that carries their oxygen, the cooling liquids, 1054 01:10:09,414 --> 01:10:11,371 and their communications equipment. 1055 01:10:11,457 --> 01:10:14,666 And they're set for a four-hour stay on the lunar surface. 1056 01:10:15,253 --> 01:10:16,585 Well within that margin, 1057 01:10:16,671 --> 01:10:18,458 they will get back in the spacecraft 1058 01:10:18,548 --> 01:10:22,041 after 2 hours and 40 minutes on the lunar surface. 1059 01:10:22,135 --> 01:10:24,627 We've had no further estimate in the last few minutes 1060 01:10:24,721 --> 01:10:28,340 as to the actual time when they will step out of the spacecraft. 1061 01:10:28,433 --> 01:10:32,473 Of bourse, we're standing by for further word from Houston on that. 1062 01:10:32,979 --> 01:10:35,221 [news anchorman continues indistinctly] 1063 01:10:47,952 --> 01:10:49,443 [knocking on door] 1064 01:10:50,705 --> 01:10:52,321 Don't worry. I'll get it. 1065 01:10:56,043 --> 01:10:58,581 [neighbor woman] Oh, hello. Are Gwen and Joe here? 1066 01:10:58,671 --> 01:11:00,458 We've heard about their loss and we're so sorry. 1067 01:11:00,548 --> 01:11:03,086 The Kopechnes thank you for your kindness. 1068 01:11:03,176 --> 01:11:06,135 Would we be able to see them just for a moment, please? 1069 01:11:06,929 --> 01:11:09,171 [command center tech] Okay, Neil, we ban see you coming down the ladder now. 1070 01:11:09,265 --> 01:11:11,552 [news anchorman] There he is. There's a foot coming down the step. 1071 01:11:11,642 --> 01:11:13,759 [Armstrong] I'm at the foot of the ladder. 1072 01:11:14,145 --> 01:11:16,603 The LM footpads are only, uh... 1073 01:11:18,232 --> 01:11:22,772 depressed in the surface about one or two inches. 1074 01:11:23,070 --> 01:11:25,653 Although the surface appears to be, 1075 01:11:25,948 --> 01:11:30,739 uh, very, very fine-grained as you get close to it. 1076 01:11:30,828 --> 01:11:32,535 It's almost like a powder. 1077 01:11:33,498 --> 01:11:36,206 Down there, it's very fine. 1078 01:11:38,044 --> 01:11:40,377 I'm going to step off the LM now. 1079 01:11:43,216 --> 01:11:44,752 [news anchorman] Armstrong is on the moon. 1080 01:11:44,842 --> 01:11:47,175 [all cheering] 1081 01:11:49,806 --> 01:11:53,390 [news anchorman] On this July 20th, 1969. 1082 01:11:53,476 --> 01:11:56,344 [Armstrong] That's one small step for man... 1083 01:11:57,396 --> 01:12:00,230 one giant leap for mankind. 1084 01:12:00,983 --> 01:12:02,440 [news anchorman 1] I think that was Neil's quote. 1085 01:12:02,527 --> 01:12:03,563 I didn't understand. 1086 01:12:03,653 --> 01:12:05,315 [news anchorman 2] One small step for man, 1087 01:12:05,404 --> 01:12:06,645 but I didn't get the second phrase. 1088 01:12:07,156 --> 01:12:10,069 Some more of our monitors here... [continues indistinctly] 1089 01:12:16,332 --> 01:12:19,040 [news anchorman] It was only this morning, by evolution's clock, 1090 01:12:19,126 --> 01:12:21,869 that he fashioned the glass that brought distance close, 1091 01:12:21,963 --> 01:12:25,001 showed him that his world, the epicenter of everything, 1092 01:12:25,341 --> 01:12:28,505 is only a small speck in the second-rate solar system... 1093 01:12:34,642 --> 01:12:35,758 [knocking on door] 1094 01:12:36,727 --> 01:12:39,470 Teddy, what the hell are you doing? 1095 01:12:40,064 --> 01:12:41,805 What does it look like? 1096 01:12:42,650 --> 01:12:44,516 Well, whatever you're doing, it looks ridiculous. 1097 01:12:45,236 --> 01:12:47,523 I'm winning back the sympathies of my constituents. 1098 01:12:47,947 --> 01:12:49,859 Yeah? It looks fake. 1099 01:12:49,949 --> 01:12:51,941 It's as real as can be. It's a real neck brace. 1100 01:12:52,034 --> 01:12:54,151 Well, it looks fake on you. 1101 01:12:54,537 --> 01:12:55,869 That's 'cause you know me. 1102 01:12:56,581 --> 01:12:57,822 Come on, Teddy. Take that thing off. 1103 01:12:58,082 --> 01:12:59,664 No. Joey, no. I'm gonna wear it. No. 1104 01:12:59,750 --> 01:13:01,286 Ted, come on. It's stupid. 1105 01:13:01,544 --> 01:13:02,910 Joey, no, I like it. 1106 01:13:03,004 --> 01:13:05,121 Don't, Joey! No, no, no! 1107 01:13:05,798 --> 01:13:07,084 - [both grunting] - [glass breaking] 1108 01:13:08,134 --> 01:13:08,965 Joey! 1109 01:13:09,760 --> 01:13:12,093 [Gargan] That's it! Take it... Take it off! 1110 01:13:12,179 --> 01:13:14,045 [Ted] My back! My back, Joey! Get off of me. 1111 01:13:15,141 --> 01:13:17,929 Aw, my back. [groans] 1112 01:13:19,437 --> 01:13:21,520 You're not a victim, Ted! 1113 01:13:23,941 --> 01:13:25,307 [Ted] Jesus. 1114 01:13:26,986 --> 01:13:29,319 I'm gonna ask Dad and see what he says. 1115 01:13:35,912 --> 01:13:36,902 [knocking on door] 1116 01:13:36,996 --> 01:13:38,407 - [McNamara] Come in. - [Ted] Dad. 1117 01:13:38,789 --> 01:13:40,746 - [Sorensen] Hey, Teddy. - [Ted] Oh, hey, guys. 1118 01:13:41,208 --> 01:13:43,666 Listen. Fellas, what do you think about me wearing this to the funeral? 1119 01:13:43,753 --> 01:13:45,210 I think it might gain us some sympathy. 1120 01:13:45,296 --> 01:13:46,912 [Sorensen] You look like a putz, Ted. 1121 01:13:47,006 --> 01:13:48,668 [McNamara] You know how weak that'll look to the Russians? 1122 01:13:48,758 --> 01:13:49,874 The hell with you guys! 1123 01:13:51,844 --> 01:13:53,210 I'll wear what I want. 1124 01:14:04,941 --> 01:14:06,557 Thanks for doing this, Joany. 1125 01:14:08,444 --> 01:14:10,185 Go fuck yourself, Teddy. 1126 01:14:12,531 --> 01:14:14,238 [thunder rumbling] 1127 01:14:14,700 --> 01:14:18,614 [Gargan] I, uh, I lost my family when I was very young. 1128 01:14:18,704 --> 01:14:20,115 Both parents. 1129 01:14:21,707 --> 01:14:25,166 I can only imagine how much harder this is. 1130 01:14:26,545 --> 01:14:28,753 I just wanted you to know, 1131 01:14:29,465 --> 01:14:32,128 I needed to tell you both that... 1132 01:14:33,344 --> 01:14:36,087 I did everything I could for Mary Jo. 1133 01:14:38,849 --> 01:14:41,512 I tried to save her, Mr. Kopechne. 1134 01:14:42,395 --> 01:14:44,728 I did everything I could. 1135 01:14:47,775 --> 01:14:49,687 What did you say your name was, again? 1136 01:14:50,027 --> 01:14:51,438 [reporters clamoring] 1137 01:14:54,615 --> 01:14:56,322 [Mr. Kopechne] Senator, thank you so much for being here. 1138 01:14:56,409 --> 01:14:57,399 [Ted] Mr. Kopechne. 1139 01:14:57,493 --> 01:14:59,325 [Mr. Kopechne] I know what a sacrifice you must have made. 1140 01:14:59,412 --> 01:15:00,948 [Ted] I'm so sorry for your loss. 1141 01:15:01,038 --> 01:15:02,574 [Mrs. Kopechne] Thank you for trying to save our daughter. 1142 01:15:02,665 --> 01:15:04,122 [Ted] If there's anything I can do, please. 1143 01:15:12,216 --> 01:15:16,051 [singing somber hymn] 1144 01:15:23,894 --> 01:15:25,806 [priest]...sayeth to the angel, 1145 01:15:26,063 --> 01:15:28,897 "Here am I, the servant of the Lord. 1146 01:15:28,983 --> 01:15:31,646 Let it be with me according to your word." 1147 01:15:32,278 --> 01:15:35,316 And so it was with our Mary Jo, 1148 01:15:35,406 --> 01:15:38,114 that from faith she drew her strength, 1149 01:15:38,200 --> 01:15:40,362 her conviction and purpose in this world. 1150 01:15:40,453 --> 01:15:43,070 It was faith that led Mary Jo... 1151 01:16:01,223 --> 01:16:03,636 [Mary Jo] Please tell me I can believe in you. 1152 01:16:08,314 --> 01:16:09,304 [sniffling] 1153 01:16:19,658 --> 01:16:21,445 [softly] What are you so afraid of? 1154 01:16:22,912 --> 01:16:23,743 [Rachel] Senator? 1155 01:16:25,581 --> 01:16:26,913 Senator. 1156 01:16:30,544 --> 01:16:32,957 You were up there for a very long time. 1157 01:16:36,634 --> 01:16:38,546 I got lost in my thoughts. 1158 01:16:39,595 --> 01:16:40,927 How's your wife? 1159 01:16:42,556 --> 01:16:44,047 She's okay. 1160 01:16:45,893 --> 01:16:47,384 I really am curious. 1161 01:16:48,521 --> 01:16:50,763 Tragedy has a way of defining people. 1162 01:16:51,816 --> 01:16:54,149 On one hand, you have someone like Jackie who goes 1163 01:16:54,235 --> 01:16:56,818 and practically becomes ambassador for the family. 1164 01:16:57,780 --> 01:16:59,112 Keeping the legacy alive. 1165 01:17:00,116 --> 01:17:01,402 On the other hand, 1166 01:17:01,492 --> 01:17:04,075 a tragedy like this cripples some people... 1167 01:17:06,205 --> 01:17:08,242 till they curl up into a ball. 1168 01:17:11,418 --> 01:17:13,080 Joany's more the latter. 1169 01:17:14,380 --> 01:17:16,417 I think there's a third kind of person. 1170 01:17:18,008 --> 01:17:21,467 The kind of person who defines their own legacy. 1171 01:17:23,013 --> 01:17:26,506 I think my chance to define my legacy died with Mary Jo. 1172 01:17:27,268 --> 01:17:30,227 Senator, look at Mr. and Mrs. Kopechne. 1173 01:17:32,356 --> 01:17:34,097 They don't blame you. 1174 01:17:36,318 --> 01:17:37,980 Why should America? 1175 01:17:40,156 --> 01:17:41,317 [reporters clamoring] 1176 01:17:42,825 --> 01:17:45,488 Senator, an officer's saying he saw you at 12:45 1177 01:17:45,578 --> 01:17:47,911 with a woman after the ferry closed. 1178 01:17:47,997 --> 01:17:50,785 What about the rumors that Ms. Kopechne was pregnant? 1179 01:17:50,875 --> 01:17:52,537 "Kennedy walked around with an open collar 1180 01:17:52,626 --> 01:17:54,663 showing off a previously unseen neck brace." 1181 01:17:55,129 --> 01:17:56,620 [female reporter] What affect do you think 1182 01:17:56,714 --> 01:17:58,626 this will have on your political career, Senator? 1183 01:17:58,716 --> 01:18:01,379 And when can we expect some answers to some of these questions? 1184 01:18:01,468 --> 01:18:02,959 "For a man wearing a neck brace, 1185 01:18:03,053 --> 01:18:06,842 Kennedy had no trouble craning around to see who was behind him at the funeral." 1186 01:18:06,932 --> 01:18:07,843 [female reporter] Senator! 1187 01:18:07,933 --> 01:18:09,799 I'll make a statement at the appropriate time. 1188 01:18:09,894 --> 01:18:12,602 [female reporter] And when exactly will that appropriate time be, Senator? 1189 01:18:12,688 --> 01:18:14,270 Can you give us an indication 1190 01:18:14,356 --> 01:18:15,722 of when that appropriate time will be, Senator? 1191 01:18:20,070 --> 01:18:21,402 Those are the Boston papers. 1192 01:18:21,822 --> 01:18:22,858 You want to hear from the New York Times? 1193 01:18:22,948 --> 01:18:25,235 No, I got it. 1194 01:18:26,535 --> 01:18:28,117 The neck brace was a mistake. I see that now. 1195 01:18:30,247 --> 01:18:31,237 Damn it. 1196 01:18:33,584 --> 01:18:36,076 This country has a deep connection to the Kennedy name, 1197 01:18:36,170 --> 01:18:38,036 and that is a valuable thing, gentlemen. 1198 01:18:38,714 --> 01:18:40,455 And we can't just let that go to waste. 1199 01:18:41,842 --> 01:18:45,301 We need to remind the American people what this family has been through. 1200 01:18:46,222 --> 01:18:47,679 And how much more we have left to achieve. 1201 01:18:47,765 --> 01:18:50,007 And how are you planning on doing that, Ted? 1202 01:18:52,686 --> 01:18:54,473 A nationally televised statement. 1203 01:18:55,856 --> 01:18:59,395 All three networks, prime time. 1204 01:19:00,361 --> 01:19:01,477 Is that all? 1205 01:19:02,279 --> 01:19:05,943 Why not have Ted fill in for Carson on The Tonight Show? 1206 01:19:07,201 --> 01:19:08,487 That's actually not a bad idea. 1207 01:19:09,203 --> 01:19:11,786 The networks will donate the time if it's part of their news coverage. 1208 01:19:12,206 --> 01:19:15,040 We could frame the national conversation the way we want it framed. 1209 01:19:15,125 --> 01:19:17,412 - How do we do that? - He's got to look sympathetic. 1210 01:19:17,503 --> 01:19:19,790 It'd be easier to get him to fill in for Carson. 1211 01:19:19,880 --> 01:19:21,246 We tell the truth. 1212 01:19:21,924 --> 01:19:23,460 Or at least our version of it. 1213 01:19:25,177 --> 01:19:27,339 And it ends with an appeal to the voters, 1214 01:19:27,429 --> 01:19:29,216 to the people that elected me. 1215 01:19:29,306 --> 01:19:32,470 We need to remind them that this family perseveres, 1216 01:19:32,559 --> 01:19:34,346 that we don't back down from a fight, 1217 01:19:34,436 --> 01:19:36,177 that we don't get backed into a corner. 1218 01:19:36,272 --> 01:19:38,639 We have a true compass and we follow it. 1219 01:19:39,984 --> 01:19:41,941 Now I followed mine the best I could that night. 1220 01:19:42,027 --> 01:19:44,189 And me and Paul and Joe, 1221 01:19:44,280 --> 01:19:46,738 we did everything we could to save that poor girl. 1222 01:19:46,824 --> 01:19:48,690 - You got a winner there, son. - [Sorensen] Amen to that, Bob. 1223 01:19:48,784 --> 01:19:50,571 [McNamara] Son of a bitch, that's a hell of a winner. 1224 01:19:50,953 --> 01:19:52,660 We get Sorensen to dress this speech up, 1225 01:19:52,746 --> 01:19:54,408 you might make it through this thing unscathed. 1226 01:19:54,498 --> 01:19:56,865 If we do this right, you might be more electable. 1227 01:19:56,959 --> 01:19:58,291 That's good. 1228 01:19:59,795 --> 01:20:01,127 A girl dies, 1229 01:20:01,922 --> 01:20:05,006 and yet somehow Ted is the martyr? 1230 01:20:07,594 --> 01:20:08,584 Think about it. 1231 01:20:09,430 --> 01:20:13,470 Do we really want to prop him up as an injured hero here? 1232 01:20:13,559 --> 01:20:15,551 This strategy's the only thing we've come up with 1233 01:20:15,644 --> 01:20:18,227 that has a chance of saving Ted. We need to all get behind it. 1234 01:20:18,314 --> 01:20:23,105 I'm telling you, these theatrics are not gonna hold up in a court of law! 1235 01:20:23,986 --> 01:20:25,022 He's right. 1236 01:20:26,030 --> 01:20:28,773 We need to make sure this case is closed before Ted talks to the press. 1237 01:20:28,866 --> 01:20:30,402 The hearing's not till Monday. 1238 01:20:30,492 --> 01:20:33,155 Then we move it up immediately or we will not survive the weekend. 1239 01:20:33,245 --> 01:20:34,326 [Smith] I'll give Steele a call. 1240 01:20:34,413 --> 01:20:36,075 [McNamara] First, get a solid plea deal in place. 1241 01:20:36,165 --> 01:20:37,997 I want his word on that, and I want it in person. 1242 01:20:38,667 --> 01:20:41,159 Markham. Markham! 1243 01:20:41,670 --> 01:20:43,286 - Me? - Yes, you. 1244 01:20:45,841 --> 01:20:48,208 Joe, I meant it before. I need you with me on this. 1245 01:20:49,303 --> 01:20:51,340 I meant what I said before too, Ted. 1246 01:20:51,430 --> 01:20:52,511 I can't go any further. 1247 01:20:53,140 --> 01:20:55,427 I'm packing my bags. I'll be gone tomorrow. 1248 01:20:56,727 --> 01:21:00,311 Joe, this is your family too. Start acting like it. 1249 01:21:04,526 --> 01:21:05,516 [door slams] 1250 01:21:05,611 --> 01:21:06,601 [on phone] This is Steele. 1251 01:21:06,695 --> 01:21:08,277 I'd like to speak with the district attorney. 1252 01:21:08,364 --> 01:21:10,777 - [secretary on phone] One moment. - [on phone] This is Dinis. 1253 01:21:10,866 --> 01:21:13,358 [Steele] I'm still down here in Edgartown with Chief Arena. 1254 01:21:13,452 --> 01:21:15,193 I just got a call about the hearing... 1255 01:21:15,287 --> 01:21:17,199 [Dinis] Yeah, yeah, I got the same call, Walter. 1256 01:21:17,915 --> 01:21:20,953 - [Steele] How do you want to proceed? - [Dinis] Look, as far as I understand it, 1257 01:21:21,043 --> 01:21:22,909 we don't really have the evidence to build a case. 1258 01:21:23,003 --> 01:21:25,620 There's no autopsy report, the girl's already been embalmed. 1259 01:21:25,714 --> 01:21:27,296 He's got an impeccable driving record. 1260 01:21:27,383 --> 01:21:29,716 And for God sakes, the guy had a concussion. 1261 01:21:30,094 --> 01:21:31,926 [Steele] You're very wise, sir. 1262 01:21:32,429 --> 01:21:34,386 [Dinis] I want you to pass along a message for me. 1263 01:21:34,473 --> 01:21:35,589 [Steele] What's that? 1264 01:21:35,682 --> 01:21:38,550 [Dinis] From me through you to Ted and no one else. 1265 01:21:38,644 --> 01:21:41,637 I won't touch this case unless Ted wants me to. 1266 01:21:41,980 --> 01:21:43,266 [line disconnects] 1267 01:21:43,357 --> 01:21:44,347 Paul. 1268 01:21:45,776 --> 01:21:47,142 Walter. 1269 01:21:48,946 --> 01:21:52,314 It's done. Hearing's been moved to Friday morning. 1270 01:21:52,658 --> 01:21:54,820 Good. The senator will be there. 1271 01:21:55,244 --> 01:21:58,237 He's prepared to plead guilty to leaving the scene. 1272 01:21:58,330 --> 01:22:00,913 [Steele] The Commonwealth will recommend a minimum of 1273 01:22:01,208 --> 01:22:03,200 two months incarceration. 1274 01:22:05,170 --> 01:22:08,413 [man on TV] Upon the 200th year of this nation's life, 1275 01:22:08,507 --> 01:22:11,625 it would be wonderful if we bould do the same thing with domestic issues 1276 01:22:11,718 --> 01:22:14,176 that President Kennedy did with the space program. 1277 01:22:17,558 --> 01:22:19,595 Arena says he also has witnesses 1278 01:22:19,685 --> 01:22:21,802 who can account for the senator's movements 1279 01:22:21,895 --> 01:22:25,013 during the eight hours between the death of Mary Jo Kopechne 1280 01:22:25,107 --> 01:22:27,520 and when the senator reported it to the police. 1281 01:22:27,609 --> 01:22:29,441 Now, Senator Kennedy 1282 01:22:29,528 --> 01:22:32,612 is back in the Kennedy compound in seclusion. 1283 01:22:32,698 --> 01:22:36,692 And when or if he will answer questions about the death of Mary Jo Kopechne 1284 01:22:36,785 --> 01:22:38,401 is still unknown. 1285 01:22:38,787 --> 01:22:40,073 [man on TV] I'll fix it right now. 1286 01:22:40,456 --> 01:22:44,291 Ice-cold lemonade. 1287 01:22:44,376 --> 01:22:45,708 Where's Dad? 1288 01:22:46,044 --> 01:22:48,206 Five cents a glass. 1289 01:22:49,173 --> 01:22:52,086 [Davey] Five bents says he's having another cup of coffee. 1290 01:22:53,427 --> 01:22:54,668 [TV turns off] 1291 01:22:59,766 --> 01:23:01,758 Your father wanted to speak with you. 1292 01:23:08,609 --> 01:23:10,350 What is it, Dad? 1293 01:23:17,868 --> 01:23:20,611 Ann, I need you to leave us, please. 1294 01:23:21,622 --> 01:23:23,705 It's very rare these days I'm alone with my father 1295 01:23:23,790 --> 01:23:25,156 and the things I need to say to him, 1296 01:23:25,250 --> 01:23:27,207 I need to say to him in private. 1297 01:23:29,296 --> 01:23:30,912 Of course, Teddy. 1298 01:23:46,563 --> 01:23:48,930 Dad, did you know I never wanted to be president? 1299 01:23:49,942 --> 01:23:51,683 Does it even matter to you? 1300 01:23:54,112 --> 01:23:55,978 I wanted to make you proud. 1301 01:23:57,282 --> 01:23:58,944 That's all I've ever wanted. 1302 01:24:00,160 --> 01:24:01,492 I spent my whole life... 1303 01:24:02,955 --> 01:24:06,073 chasing your dreams for you, just like... 1304 01:24:07,125 --> 01:24:10,493 Joe and just like Jack 1305 01:24:11,129 --> 01:24:13,337 and just like Bobby, and look 1306 01:24:13,966 --> 01:24:15,548 what happened to them. 1307 01:24:18,845 --> 01:24:20,381 They were great men... 1308 01:24:21,890 --> 01:24:24,382 but they weren't great because of who you were. 1309 01:24:25,352 --> 01:24:27,810 They were great because of who they were. 1310 01:24:30,399 --> 01:24:31,355 Dad... 1311 01:24:32,442 --> 01:24:35,731 I want to be a great man. 1312 01:24:36,738 --> 01:24:39,230 I just don't know who I am. 1313 01:24:47,082 --> 01:24:48,823 You... 1314 01:24:51,503 --> 01:24:54,871 will never... 1315 01:24:56,508 --> 01:24:58,670 be great. 1316 01:25:10,647 --> 01:25:12,104 Come here. 1317 01:25:47,726 --> 01:25:50,810 Joey, no. I need you... 1318 01:25:50,896 --> 01:25:53,183 If it's about the statement, I want nothing to do with it. 1319 01:25:53,273 --> 01:25:54,889 Just the opposite. 1320 01:25:54,983 --> 01:25:56,690 I need you to write me a resignation. 1321 01:26:00,322 --> 01:26:01,938 I'll take care of it. 1322 01:26:03,742 --> 01:26:06,735 Thank you. For the last time. 1323 01:26:11,041 --> 01:26:12,407 I'm proud of you. 1324 01:26:13,251 --> 01:26:15,538 Well, don't tell anyone else how proud you are. 1325 01:26:15,629 --> 01:26:17,871 And let's just keep this between the two of us. 1326 01:26:26,932 --> 01:26:28,264 [news anchorman] Senator Edward Kennedy, 1327 01:26:28,892 --> 01:26:31,305 the only one of the four brothers left alive, 1328 01:26:31,395 --> 01:26:35,355 went into bourt today and pleaded guilty to leaving the scene 1329 01:26:35,440 --> 01:26:37,397 of an abcident where a young woman drowned. 1330 01:26:37,734 --> 01:26:40,192 He got a sentence of two months in jail, 1331 01:26:40,278 --> 01:26:43,021 the sentenbe suspended, and a year's probation. 1332 01:26:43,115 --> 01:26:46,984 The judge gave him the minimum jail sentence and suspended that, 1333 01:26:47,119 --> 01:26:51,238 because, he said, Kennedy already had been and would be punished 1334 01:26:51,331 --> 01:26:54,119 more than anything the bourt bould do to him. 1335 01:26:55,085 --> 01:26:56,747 I have made my plea. 1336 01:26:56,837 --> 01:26:59,250 I have requested time on the networks tonight 1337 01:27:00,006 --> 01:27:02,373 to speak to the people of Massachusetts and the nation. 1338 01:27:02,884 --> 01:27:04,967 Your questions will all be answered then. 1339 01:27:05,679 --> 01:27:08,888 [news anchorman] The suspended sentenbe took many among the crowd 1340 01:27:08,974 --> 01:27:10,636 waiting outside the courthouse by surprise. 1341 01:27:10,726 --> 01:27:12,718 [crowd clamoring] 1342 01:27:21,778 --> 01:27:23,019 [reporter] Mr. Steele, 1343 01:27:23,113 --> 01:27:25,856 is it true that you and Senator Kennedy were friends and co-workers 1344 01:27:25,949 --> 01:27:27,156 when you were in Suffolk County? 1345 01:27:27,242 --> 01:27:28,528 Please just answer the question. 1346 01:27:28,618 --> 01:27:29,950 Are you friends with Ted Kennedy? 1347 01:27:30,036 --> 01:27:32,198 Mr. Steele, please just answer the question. 1348 01:27:32,789 --> 01:27:35,497 [news anchorwoman] Senator Kennedy's suspended sentence was granted 1349 01:27:35,584 --> 01:27:39,419 on the basis of his character and his worldwide reputation. 1350 01:27:39,504 --> 01:27:43,168 But it's this worldwide reputation that is now the larger question. 1351 01:27:43,675 --> 01:27:46,543 What can or will he do to preserve his potential 1352 01:27:46,636 --> 01:27:49,003 as a candidate for President of the United States? 1353 01:27:49,097 --> 01:27:51,009 [news anchorman] Kennedy will make a statement on television 1354 01:27:51,099 --> 01:27:53,762 tonight at 7:30 Eastern Time. 1355 01:27:53,852 --> 01:27:56,265 It will, of course, be seen live. 1356 01:27:56,354 --> 01:27:58,186 It will be a statement only. 1357 01:27:58,273 --> 01:28:01,016 No reporters will be allowed in, by his decision, 1358 01:28:01,109 --> 01:28:03,066 and so no questions will be asked. 1359 01:28:03,779 --> 01:28:07,693 We've heard spebulation on the possibility he might resign from the Senate. 1360 01:28:07,949 --> 01:28:11,408 But it is only speculation, and we don't know what he will say. 1361 01:28:11,703 --> 01:28:12,910 Sorensen been through this? 1362 01:28:12,996 --> 01:28:14,988 This whole thing is Sorensen's baby. 1363 01:28:15,081 --> 01:28:16,492 I think we've got a real winner here. 1364 01:28:16,583 --> 01:28:17,790 If you say so. 1365 01:28:18,919 --> 01:28:20,535 [Burke] Okay, so for the first half of the speech, 1366 01:28:20,629 --> 01:28:23,246 we felt it would seem more stately for you to be reading. 1367 01:28:23,799 --> 01:28:25,006 Then halfway through, 1368 01:28:25,091 --> 01:28:27,504 we have you make a direct appeal to the voters. 1369 01:28:27,594 --> 01:28:30,337 And we think, in order to get them to really want to write in, 1370 01:28:30,430 --> 01:28:33,969 mail letters and show their support for you and the family, 1371 01:28:34,059 --> 01:28:36,221 you should look straight into camera, 1372 01:28:36,311 --> 01:28:37,722 set the papers down, 1373 01:28:37,813 --> 01:28:40,271 and just talk from the heart. 1374 01:28:42,943 --> 01:28:44,855 David, I'm not off-script on this. 1375 01:28:44,945 --> 01:28:46,686 No, no, we'll have cue cards. 1376 01:28:46,780 --> 01:28:48,066 They're being done right now. 1377 01:28:48,323 --> 01:28:49,313 Okay. 1378 01:28:50,742 --> 01:28:53,735 - Sorensen's here. - Hey, Teddy. 1379 01:28:55,372 --> 01:28:59,457 So, what do you think? 1380 01:28:59,543 --> 01:29:01,785 - What do I think? - Well, yeah, you wrote it. 1381 01:29:02,128 --> 01:29:04,336 You know, what's your feeling on it? 1382 01:29:05,257 --> 01:29:06,873 I don't know, Teddy. 1383 01:29:07,425 --> 01:29:10,259 History usually has the final word on these things. 1384 01:29:13,431 --> 01:29:14,763 Good luck. 1385 01:29:43,670 --> 01:29:45,627 [indistinct conversation upstairs] 1386 01:30:07,068 --> 01:30:09,310 - Okay, I'm ready. - [producer] Bring them in. 1387 01:30:09,404 --> 01:30:10,861 [crew member 1] Who's doing cue cards? 1388 01:30:10,947 --> 01:30:12,233 [crew member 2] Where are the cue cards? 1389 01:30:12,324 --> 01:30:14,031 [crew discussing indistinctly] 1390 01:30:15,660 --> 01:30:16,946 Oh, hey, Joey. 1391 01:30:17,037 --> 01:30:19,745 Ted, I got it. It's right here. 1392 01:30:21,750 --> 01:30:23,912 Thanks. I appreciate it. 1393 01:30:24,920 --> 01:30:26,127 [Burke] Senator. 1394 01:30:29,341 --> 01:30:31,003 Want to look it over? 1395 01:30:32,052 --> 01:30:33,463 Okay, yeah. 1396 01:30:39,142 --> 01:30:40,678 I've been thinking. 1397 01:30:42,312 --> 01:30:46,773 Joey, we both have flaws, do we not? 1398 01:30:46,858 --> 01:30:48,224 [producer] Okay, live in two minutes. 1399 01:30:48,860 --> 01:30:50,943 Yeah, of course we do. We all do. 1400 01:30:51,529 --> 01:30:54,863 Right. Right. I thought that myself. 1401 01:30:54,950 --> 01:30:57,363 [taps paper] What's right is here in front of you. 1402 01:30:57,744 --> 01:30:59,781 I don't know what's right anymore. 1403 01:31:00,664 --> 01:31:02,200 [Burke] Joey, let's wrap things up. 1404 01:31:04,125 --> 01:31:08,085 Ted, I didn't say this before, but I agree with you 1405 01:31:08,171 --> 01:31:10,663 that Kennedys do have a true compass. 1406 01:31:10,757 --> 01:31:12,544 And it's because you're following yours 1407 01:31:12,634 --> 01:31:14,091 that we're here right now. 1408 01:31:14,594 --> 01:31:17,883 You told the police that you were driving. You told the truth. 1409 01:31:17,973 --> 01:31:20,636 You had me write this resignation. 1410 01:31:21,351 --> 01:31:22,808 Sorensen's speech... 1411 01:31:22,894 --> 01:31:25,136 Sorensen's speech is bullshit. 1412 01:31:25,563 --> 01:31:27,555 Every word of it. He made it up. 1413 01:31:28,400 --> 01:31:30,141 All the thoughts and emotions. 1414 01:31:30,944 --> 01:31:32,105 I was there. 1415 01:31:32,612 --> 01:31:35,696 I've been there with you from the very beginning. 1416 01:31:37,575 --> 01:31:39,658 This may give me a chance at a new beginning. 1417 01:31:39,744 --> 01:31:42,657 This isn't about opportunity. It's about integrity. 1418 01:31:44,249 --> 01:31:46,491 - [crew member 1] One minute. - [Burke] One minute, Joey! 1419 01:31:49,379 --> 01:31:51,166 Joey, you have flaws. 1420 01:31:52,924 --> 01:31:55,382 We all do. You said so yourself. 1421 01:31:56,469 --> 01:31:57,801 Moses had a temper. 1422 01:31:58,763 --> 01:32:00,629 Peter betrayed Jesus. 1423 01:32:01,683 --> 01:32:02,844 I have Chappaquiddick. 1424 01:32:03,727 --> 01:32:06,470 Yeah, Moses had a temper, 1425 01:32:06,563 --> 01:32:09,271 but he never left a girl at the bottom of the Red Sea. 1426 01:32:10,650 --> 01:32:12,733 [producer] I still need someone to hold these cue cards. 1427 01:32:15,030 --> 01:32:16,737 Ol' Joey will fix it. 1428 01:32:18,366 --> 01:32:20,153 Be a great cue card holder, wouldn't you, Joey? 1429 01:32:20,869 --> 01:32:22,280 [crew member 1] Thirty seconds! 1430 01:32:22,829 --> 01:32:25,492 [producer] That's great. Now, right over this way. 1431 01:32:25,582 --> 01:32:27,574 Right down here, in front of the camera. 1432 01:32:28,126 --> 01:32:30,368 Right there. Hey, thanks, pal. 1433 01:32:32,547 --> 01:32:34,288 Okay, people, we're live 1434 01:32:34,924 --> 01:32:37,382 in ten, nine, 1435 01:32:37,886 --> 01:32:41,721 eight, seven, six, 1436 01:32:42,015 --> 01:32:44,678 five, four, 1437 01:32:45,101 --> 01:32:46,262 three... 1438 01:32:51,399 --> 01:32:52,856 My fellow citizens... 1439 01:32:54,027 --> 01:32:57,486 I have requested this opportunity to talk to the people of Massachusetts 1440 01:32:57,906 --> 01:33:00,774 about the tragedy which happened last Friday evening. 1441 01:33:02,077 --> 01:33:03,909 This morning I entered a plea of guilty 1442 01:33:03,995 --> 01:33:06,328 to the charge of leaving the scene of an accident. 1443 01:33:07,207 --> 01:33:08,664 Prior to my appearance in court, 1444 01:33:08,750 --> 01:33:12,744 it would have been improper for me to comment on these matters. 1445 01:33:13,379 --> 01:33:15,712 But tonight I am free to tell you 1446 01:33:15,799 --> 01:33:19,543 what happened and to say what it means to me. 1447 01:33:20,804 --> 01:33:22,591 On the weekend of July 18th... 1448 01:33:23,473 --> 01:33:25,886 I was on Martha's Vineyard Island participating 1449 01:33:26,184 --> 01:33:28,642 with my cousin, Joseph Gargan, 1450 01:33:29,312 --> 01:33:32,146 as for 30 years my family has participated 1451 01:33:32,816 --> 01:33:35,775 in the annual Edgartown sailing regatta. 1452 01:33:36,778 --> 01:33:40,397 Only reasons of health prevented my wife from accompanying me. 1453 01:33:43,368 --> 01:33:46,657 On Chappaquiddick Island off Martha's Vineyard, 1454 01:33:47,288 --> 01:33:51,123 I attended on Friday evening, July 18th, a cookout 1455 01:33:51,668 --> 01:33:53,534 I had encouraged and helped sponsor 1456 01:33:54,003 --> 01:33:57,121 for a devoted group of Kennedy campaign secretaries. 1457 01:33:57,966 --> 01:34:01,255 When I left the party around 11:15 p.m., 1458 01:34:01,928 --> 01:34:03,965 I was accompanied by one of these girls, 1459 01:34:04,722 --> 01:34:06,429 Miss Mary Jo Kopechne. 1460 01:34:07,809 --> 01:34:10,267 Mary Jo was one of the most devoted members of the staff 1461 01:34:10,353 --> 01:34:12,265 of Senator Robert Kennedy. 1462 01:34:12,564 --> 01:34:15,978 She worked for him for four years and was broken up over his death. 1463 01:34:16,943 --> 01:34:21,563 For this reason and bebause she was such a gentle, kind and idealistic person, 1464 01:34:22,407 --> 01:34:25,115 all of us tried to help her feel that she still had a home 1465 01:34:25,201 --> 01:34:26,487 with the Kennedy family. 1466 01:34:27,370 --> 01:34:30,613 There is no truth, no truth whatever, 1467 01:34:31,291 --> 01:34:34,534 to the widely circulated suspicions of immoral conduct 1468 01:34:34,627 --> 01:34:38,997 that have been leveled at my behavior and hers regarding that evening. 1469 01:34:39,883 --> 01:34:41,795 I know nothing in Mary Jo's conduct 1470 01:34:42,302 --> 01:34:44,043 on that or any other occasion, 1471 01:34:44,387 --> 01:34:46,970 and the same is true for the other girls at that party, 1472 01:34:47,849 --> 01:34:50,762 that would lend any substanbe to such ugly speculation 1473 01:34:50,852 --> 01:34:52,559 about their character. 1474 01:34:53,646 --> 01:34:55,933 Nor was I driving under the influence of liquor. 1475 01:34:57,567 --> 01:34:58,899 We should get back. 1476 01:34:58,985 --> 01:35:00,772 [Ted] Little over a mile away, 1477 01:35:01,112 --> 01:35:03,024 the car that I was driving on an unlit road 1478 01:35:03,615 --> 01:35:06,073 went off a narrow bridge which had no guardrails 1479 01:35:06,659 --> 01:35:09,493 and was built on a left angle to the road. 1480 01:35:09,954 --> 01:35:11,991 The car overturned in a deep pond 1481 01:35:12,081 --> 01:35:13,788 and immediately filled with water. 1482 01:35:15,210 --> 01:35:18,294 I remember thinking, as the cold water rushed in around my head, 1483 01:35:18,379 --> 01:35:21,122 that I was for certain drowning. 1484 01:35:21,466 --> 01:35:24,083 But somehow I struggled to surface alive. 1485 01:35:24,177 --> 01:35:26,885 Made immediate and repeated efforts to save Mary Jo... 1486 01:35:26,971 --> 01:35:29,714 ...sucbeeded only in increasing my state of utter exhaustion. 1487 01:35:29,807 --> 01:35:33,141 My conduct during the next several hours 1488 01:35:33,228 --> 01:35:35,140 makes no sense to me at all. 1489 01:35:35,438 --> 01:35:39,682 My doctors informed me that I suffered a cerebral concussion as well as shobk. 1490 01:35:40,109 --> 01:35:42,647 I walked back to the cottage where the party was being held 1491 01:35:42,737 --> 01:35:44,478 and requested the help of two friends, 1492 01:35:44,739 --> 01:35:46,901 my cousin Joseph Gargan and Paul Markham. 1493 01:35:46,991 --> 01:35:50,280 Their strenuous efforts also proved futile. 1494 01:35:50,370 --> 01:35:52,202 I had them take me to the ferry crossing. 1495 01:35:52,288 --> 01:35:53,620 This was some time after midnight. 1496 01:35:53,706 --> 01:35:55,163 The ferry having shut down for the night, 1497 01:35:55,250 --> 01:35:56,707 I suddenly jumped into the water 1498 01:35:56,793 --> 01:35:59,080 and impulsively swam across, 1499 01:35:59,170 --> 01:36:02,288 nearly drowning once again in the effort. 1500 01:36:03,132 --> 01:36:04,964 I regard as indefensible 1501 01:36:05,343 --> 01:36:09,633 the fabt that I did not report the accident to the police immediately. 1502 01:36:12,350 --> 01:36:15,309 All kinds of scrambled thoughts which I cannot recall, 1503 01:36:15,395 --> 01:36:17,682 some of them confused, some of them irrational, 1504 01:36:17,772 --> 01:36:19,559 went through my mind. 1505 01:36:19,899 --> 01:36:22,892 I was overcome by a jumble of emotions. 1506 01:36:22,986 --> 01:36:25,899 Grief, fear, doubt, 1507 01:36:26,572 --> 01:36:29,656 exhaustion, panic, confusion. 1508 01:36:29,742 --> 01:36:32,280 I remember thinking, whether somehow 1509 01:36:32,370 --> 01:36:37,786 some awful burse did actually hang over all the Kennedys. 1510 01:36:44,048 --> 01:36:46,335 These events, the publicity, 1511 01:36:46,426 --> 01:36:49,214 innuendo and whispers which have surrounded them, 1512 01:36:49,846 --> 01:36:51,712 and my admission of guilt this morning, 1513 01:36:52,265 --> 01:36:54,507 raises the question in my mind 1514 01:36:55,143 --> 01:36:57,351 of whether my standing among the people of my state 1515 01:36:57,437 --> 01:37:01,272 has been so impaired that I should resign my seat 1516 01:37:01,733 --> 01:37:03,474 in the United States Senate. 1517 01:37:05,403 --> 01:37:09,397 The stories of past courage cannot supply courage itself. 1518 01:37:10,074 --> 01:37:13,943 For this, each man must look into his own soul. 1519 01:37:14,954 --> 01:37:19,449 And so I ask you tonight, the people of Massachusetts, 1520 01:37:20,084 --> 01:37:21,620 to think this through with me. 1521 01:37:22,545 --> 01:37:25,754 In facing this decision, I seek your advice and opinion. 1522 01:37:26,674 --> 01:37:29,087 In making it, I seek your prayers. 1523 01:37:30,219 --> 01:37:33,803 For this is a decision that I will finally have to make on my own. 1524 01:37:37,477 --> 01:37:41,016 I pray that I can have the courage to make the right decision. 1525 01:37:43,274 --> 01:37:44,515 Whatever is decided, 1526 01:37:45,318 --> 01:37:47,480 whatever the future holds for me, 1527 01:37:48,446 --> 01:37:54,989 I hope that I shall be able to put this most recent tragedy behind me. 1528 01:37:59,707 --> 01:38:02,324 Thank you and good night. 1529 01:38:14,097 --> 01:38:16,510 What do you think about Senator Kennedy's accident 1530 01:38:16,599 --> 01:38:18,261 and his statement last night? Did you see it on television? 1531 01:38:18,351 --> 01:38:19,967 - Yes, I did see it. - What did you think? 1532 01:38:20,061 --> 01:38:22,804 Well, I was quite impressed by it. 1533 01:38:22,897 --> 01:38:25,389 I think it's a tough break for the guy. The guy's a good guy. 1534 01:38:25,483 --> 01:38:27,770 He tried to help the girl and he's all mixed up. 1535 01:38:27,860 --> 01:38:29,647 He's always had tough breaks. The family and everything. 1536 01:38:29,737 --> 01:38:30,568 I'm in favor of him. 1537 01:38:30,655 --> 01:38:34,023 Well, I feel if it was anybody else, they would have hung him. 1538 01:38:34,117 --> 01:38:36,279 I think he should quit. Quit his job right now. 1539 01:38:36,369 --> 01:38:39,237 Hell, if a guy's drinking, those things can happen all the time. 1540 01:38:39,330 --> 01:38:40,821 [reporter] What makes you think he was drinking? 1541 01:38:41,290 --> 01:38:42,906 Well, you don't go to a party and no drinking. 1542 01:38:43,000 --> 01:38:46,164 I mean, there's more to it than what we know, I believe, you know? 1543 01:38:46,671 --> 01:38:48,253 But I actually would vote for him. 1544 01:38:48,339 --> 01:38:51,503 - Would you vote for him again? - I certainly would. Definitely. 1545 01:38:51,592 --> 01:38:53,925 There's a lot of things missing that I didn't understand. 1546 01:38:54,011 --> 01:38:56,344 But, like, as the story progressed, you know, 1547 01:38:56,431 --> 01:38:59,390 you hear different versions and you make your own opinions. 1548 01:39:00,101 --> 01:39:01,558 What was your final opinion? 1549 01:39:02,645 --> 01:39:06,434 That he really was, you know... He didn't remember what he really did. 1550 01:39:06,524 --> 01:39:07,810 That he's telling the truth. 1551 01:39:07,900 --> 01:39:10,483 Would you vote for him? Do you think he should be the president? 1552 01:39:11,320 --> 01:39:13,277 Oh, I'm not qualified to say that. I really don't know. 1553 01:39:13,364 --> 01:39:14,855 I think I would vote for him, though. 1554 01:39:14,949 --> 01:39:16,190 [reporter] Would you vote for him again? 1555 01:39:16,284 --> 01:39:17,991 - [man 1] Yes, I really would. - [man 2] Certainly. 1556 01:39:18,077 --> 01:39:19,784 - [woman 1] I believe him. - [man 3] 1,0a1% behind him. 1557 01:39:19,871 --> 01:39:22,488 [man 4] Ted has done a tremendous job. I hope he stays a United States senator. 1558 01:39:22,582 --> 01:39:24,665 - [reporter] Would you vote for him? - [man 5] I certainly would. 1559 01:39:24,750 --> 01:39:27,333 [crowd cheering] 1560 01:39:29,422 --> 01:39:33,587 [Ted] There is a new wave of change all around us. 1561 01:39:34,051 --> 01:39:36,668 And if we set our compass true, 1562 01:39:37,180 --> 01:39:40,344 we will reach our destination. 1563 01:39:41,392 --> 01:39:43,975 The work begins anew. 1564 01:39:44,937 --> 01:39:47,395 The hope rises again 1565 01:39:47,899 --> 01:39:50,232 and the dream lives on. 1566 01:39:50,318 --> 01:39:51,980 [crowd cheering] 1567 01:40:01,120 --> 01:40:03,703 [crowd chanting] Teddy! Teddy! Teddy!