THE LITTLE-KNOWN STORY OF MARY JO KOPECHNE, WHO DIED AFTER SENATOR TED KENNEDY ABANDONED HER IN A SUBMERGED CAR, IS UNCOVERED ON TUESDAY, MAY 7, ON ABC
“The Girl in the Car” – While Apollo 11 astronauts orbited the moon preparing for their historic landing, realizing a goal set by the late President John F. Kennedy, his brother Senator Ted Kennedy drove off a bridge into the waters of Martha’s Vineyard. Ted left a young woman, Mary Jo Kopechne, who had been a campaign staffer for their late brother Robert F. Kennedy, in the submerged car. Kopechne died and to this day the diver who pulled her from the water and the accident investigator sent to the scene believe she might have been saved had the Senator reported the accident when it happened. Instead her story has largely been lost to history as the media and the public focused on the man whose career was forever damaged by the accident, rather than the bright and young woman who did not live to tell us what really happened on that mysterious night. The special episode airs TUESDAY, MAY 7 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network and will be available streaming and on demand.
The series director and executive producer is Jeanmarie Condon for Lincoln Square Productions.
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ABC News’ Lincoln Square Productions produces original content for broadcast, cable and digital distribution specializing in compelling ways to tell fact-based stories, including ABC’s thought-provoking docu-series “The Last Defense” from Viola Davis, John Ridley’s critically acclaimed documentary on the LA Riots “Let It Fall,” the “Madoff” miniseries starring Richard Dreyfuss and popular series “What Would You Do?,” as well as documentary programming for a wide array of partners, including PBS, Discovery Communications and A & E Networks. Lincoln Square Productions is wholly-owned by the American Broadcasting Companies, Inc. and is a part of ABC News’ Long Form programming unit, which includes “20/20,” “Truth and Lies” and “Nightline.” The headquarters are located in New York City’s Lincoln Square neighborhood.