ABC News has announced a two-hour, primetime documentary titled The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr., to air next month.
- The new ABC News documentary will explore John’s life as well as the stress he was facing in his final days, from apparent marital struggles to keeping his magazine afloat.
- The special will include interviews with Sasha Chermayoff, who grew up with John; Richard Wiese and Chris Oberbeck, his roommates from Brown University; ex-girlfriend Christina Haag; his assistant RoseMarie Terenzio; and former George magazine contributors Ann Coulter and former Senator Alfonse D’Amato, as well as the first television interview with ex-girlfriend Julie Baker on her relationship with John.
- The documentary will be produced by ABC News with David Sloan serving as senior executive producer and Terri Lichstein serving as executive producer.
- The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr. airs on Thursday, January 3 on ABC.
More on The Last Days of John F. Kennedy Jr.:
- On July 16th, 1999 the world stood still when John F. Kennedy Jr., his wife Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy and her sister Lauren Bessette were killed in a plane crash. Now almost 20 years after that tragic day, ABC News presents a two-hour primetime special about John, featuring his closest friends and rare, candid video footage of John and Carolyn.
- As President John F. Kennedy and First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s son, John was known worldwide from the moment he was born. His life was plagued with tragedy from an early age. Just days shy of his third birthday in 1963 his father was assassinated and in 1968 so was his uncle Robert F. Kennedy. As John grew up, his good looks, charm and famous name made him a media sensation. Paparazzi constantly hounded him, his girlfriends and then his wife, Carolyn. Fame didn’t bring him happiness, and he struggled to find himself professionally, jumping from law to magazine publishing.
- One hobby that consistently brought John solace was flying. He earned his pilot’s license and frequently took to the sky in what seemed to be the perfect escape from the limelight. Tragically, flying is also what ended his life at only 38 years old, when his plane went down en route to a family wedding in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts.