October 19, 2012 |
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - In the thick of the presidential campaign, a documentary about a political wife wouldn't seem to offer respite from the clatter. But that's exactly what Ethel , an intimate, affectionate look at Ethel Kennedy by her youngest child, manages to do. It's a heartfelt reminder of public service's rewards and heaviest demands, elements that can be lost in the moment's rough-and-tumble. It also honors a rarely interviewed Kennedy wife who was eclipsed by her more glamorous sister-in-law and sister in tragedy, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy.
January 4, 1991 |
Ethel Kennedy, widow of Robert F. Kennedy, does not mince words when speaking against the U.S. government's reaction to the situation in the Persian Gulf. She told Ladies' Home Journal, "When the Iraqi invasion occurred, I really hoped the President would ask us all to tighten our belts and look for alternative forms of energy. Instead, what have we got - troops over there to preserve everybody hopping in their cars?" "Our answer, again, is aggression," she said. "It drives me bananas.
July 14, 1991 |
Where, oh where, was Jackie? The sky was cloudy, the day threatened rain, and the humidity outside the Cathedral Basilica of SS. Peter and Paul yesterday was oppressive. But the only thing that even slightly dampened the excitement of about 300 people gathered to cheer a Kennedy wedding was the absence of the most-glamorous Kennedy herself. There were rumors that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis had slipped into the church from a side entrance, wearing a large, black hat and dark sunglasses.
February 25, 1994 |
BOSNIA U.S. TO HOST PEACE TALKS The Clinton administration announced yesterday Bosnian peace talks would be shifted to Washington this weekend with the aim of creating a two-republic country - one Serb and the other a Croat-Muslim mixture. Bosnian Prime Minister Haris Silajdzic welcomed the development. "The administration is being helpful," he told reporters as he met with Secretary of State Warren Christopher. "We are focusing on the possibility of a rapprochement with the Croats.
July 19, 1986 |
She was once the little girl that captured America's heart, but today John F. Kennedy's daughter Caroline is the bride, walking down the aisle in a wedding the family is keeping low-profile. A Roman Catholic ceremony was scheduled for 3 p.m. at the Church of Our Lady of Victory in Centerville. The church is about five miles from the Kennedy compound where the reception for 400 guests was being staged under a white tent big enough to accommodate a small circus. Kennedy, 28, will marry New York businessman and artist Edwin Schlossberg, 41, who spent three hours with her and other members of the wedding party yesterday, sailing in Nantucket Sound aboard the chartered 56-foot ketch "Spray.
October 19, 2012
* ETHEL. 9 p.m. Thursday, HBO. "BY THE time I was born, part of the story was already over," says Rory Kennedy toward the end of "Ethel," the documentary about Robert F. Kennedy's widow - and her mother - that premieres Thursday on HBO. Born six months after her father's 1968 assassination, the documentary filmmaker ("Ghosts of Abu Ghraib") had long resisted the idea of making a film about the woman who raised her without him. "She's slightly resistant to answering questions," Kennedy told reporters this summer at a news conference with her mother, who at 84 looked a little more frail than she does in the film.
February 19, 1993 |
As an Air Force master sergeant, Frank Balkum had a career as a flight engineer that included nearly 200 combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. He also was on board for Robert and Ethel Kennedy's good-will mission around the world after the death of President John F. Kennedy. On Saturday, Mr. Balkum, 60, died at Cooper Hospital-University Medical Center from injuries received in an automobile accident in Pemberton Township Feb. 7. A North Hanover Township resident, Mr. Balkum's 40-year military career included flying with Presidents Lyndon Johnson, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter as well as generals and secretaries of state on worldwide missions.
July 19, 1999 |
For years, it was the three of them - Jackie, John and Caroline. Now, there may just be one. Caroline Kennedy Schlossberg appears to be the sole surviving member of America's favorite first family. A plane piloted by her brother, JFK Jr., disappeared off the coast of Martha's Vineyard Friday night en route to their cousin Rory's wedding in Hyannisport, Mass. His wife, Carolyn Bessette Kennedy, and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette also were on board. Yesterday, Schlossberg spent the day in seclusion with her husband, Edwin, and her three children on Long Island, N.Y. "It's mind-boggling what she's probably going through when you stop and think that she lost her father at a very young age and her mother at a fairly young age and she's the only one left," said Michael S. Broder, a Philadelphia psychologist.
August 6, 2014 |
Hitched in Hyannis Port Robert Kennedy Jr. married Cheryl Hines ( Curb Your Enthusiasm ; Suburgatory ) on Saturday at the home of Ethel Kennedy in Hyannis Port, Mass. It's Hines' second marriage and Kennedy's third; he has six children, she one. The splicing was at Ethel's, and then the party moved over to the house of deceased senator Teddy Kennedy within Kennedystan. RFK Jr. and Hines were introduced by, wouldn'tcha know, Larry David , whose wife Hines played on Curb , and may play again, the way the show goes.
April 28, 2015 |
* AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM. 9 p.m. Tuesday, WHYY12. FORTY YEARS ago this week, the U.S. made a hasty, largely improvised final exit from Vietnam, along with tens of thousands of South Vietnamese fleeing the North Vietnamese army as it bore down on Saigon. Rory Kennedy, a veteran filmmaker and the youngest child of Robert and Ethel Kennedy, was 6 then, and by the time PBS' "American Experience" approached her a few years ago about doing a documentary on the final days of the war, she figured it was old news.