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Chronicling the puzzling accident in 1969 that led to the death of campaign strategist Mary Jo Kopechne and left the political career of Sen. Edward "Ted" Kennedy tarnished.

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Sen. Kennedy tries to push past the controversy; President Richard Nixon uses Chappaquiddick to keep Kennedy at bay; the break-in at the Watergate hotel; Ted Kennedy decides to follow in his brother's footsteps and make a run for the White House.
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In a mysterious late-night accident, Sen. Ted Kennedy's car and the body of Mary Jo Kopechne are discovered submerged in the water off a small one-lane bridge on Chappaquiddick Island.

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