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Born on November 25, , in Washington D. Kennedy Jr. But long before he grew up to be New York City's most coveted bachelor of the '80s and '90s, Kennedy was deeply embedded into America's historical fabric through tragedy when his father was assassinated on November 22, Three days later, on his third birthday, the image of the peacoat-clad Kennedy saluting his father's casket would be one of the most heart-wrenching images of the ill-fated saga. Three decades later on the evening of July 16, , he would meet his own tragic demise when he accidentally flew his plane into the dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, bound for a cousin's wedding. Flying with him was his wife, Carolyn Bessette , and her older sister, Lauren Bessette.
Kennedy Jr. After President Kennedy was assassinated at the age of 46, young John came to embody for many Americans the optimism and promise his father had brought to the nation. It was a promise he took seriously, and struggled to meet. But in the last year of John Jr. His best friend, cousin Anthony Radziwill, was dying from cancer. His magazine George , which celebrated the intersection of politics and pop culture, was failing.
In anticipation of the 20th anniversary of the death of John F. Kennedy Jr. We talked to executive producer Terri Lichstein about what to expect from the special, and whether the images will make us sad all over again. When did you begin?
John F. Kennedy Jr.: Behind the Camelot Myth
John Fitzgerald Kennedy Jr. He was a son of President John F. His father was assassinated three days before his third birthday. Beyond his childhood years at the White House , Kennedy was the subject of much media scrutiny, and became a popular social figure in Manhattan.