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The Controversy at Chappaquiddick: Jason Clarke on Playing Ted Kennedy

In 1969, Ted Kennedy drove his car off of a bridge on Chappaquiddick Island in Massachusetts, plummeting into a tidal channel below. He managed to escape the wreck alive, but, trapped inside the car, his passenger—Mary Jo Kopechne, a political strategist—died. The accident rocked the nation, and sent Kennedy's political...

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