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1969 [EPISODE CHANGE]
Air Date: Tuesday, May 07, 2019
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#102) "The Girl in the Car"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

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.

ABOUT LINCOLN SQUARE PRODUCTIONS

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.

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1969 (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/23/19 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 5/28/19; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2019) New docu-series "1969" weaves together rarely told stories of the moon landing, Manson murders, Chappaquiddick scandal and Woodstock with that of Nixon's first year in office, John Lennon's Bed-Ins for Peace, FBI shootouts with black activists and the Stonewall Uprising. The six-part series features gripping first-hand accounts of how these events came together at the same dizzying, chaotic time. "1969" premieres Tuesday, April 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network. The six-part docu-series' original score by multiplatinum producer and GRAMMY(R)-nominated artist, producer and songwriter Salaam Remi pays tribute to the revolutionary sounds of a year that reshaped rock.
CREW INFORMATION:
· Jeanmarie Condon as DIR/EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (documentary)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Lincoln Square Productions