Synopsis by John Patrick Sheehan
This edition of Biography, the long running documentary series from A&E, explores the life of John F. Kennedy, Jr., America's favorite son. The first child ever born to a president-elect, Kennedy was the second child born to John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (later Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. After flirting very briefly with a career in acting and graduating from Brown University and New York University Law School, Kennedy worked as an assistant district attorney in New York City and then quit to get into the business of journalism himself. In 1995, he launched the successful, hip political magazine, George. Although he certainly could have had a future in politics, he never entered the political arena, choosing instead to make his own way in the world. Kennedy broke hearts across America when, in September 1996, he married his "soulmate" and longtime girlfriend Carolyn Bessette. On July 16, 1999, Kennedy, Bessette-Kennedy, and her sister, Lauren Bessette, were flying to Martha's Vineyard. When their plane did not arrive as scheduled, massive search parties were sent out to locate the aircraft. On July 21, search crews recovered the bodies of JFK, Jr., his wife and sister-in-law. The Kennedy and Bessette families planned a burial at sea for all three.