'Where Has John-John Gone?' John F. Kennedy Jr., 1960-1999
Thursday, July 22, 1999
What does the death of J.F.K. Jr. mean to you? It is a powerful loss culturally and personally; he was the prince in the Camelot mystique.
Why is there still a fascination with the Kennedys'' Camelot myth? It was a shining spot on American history--Young and vital, they brought a bright and hopeful energy into the White House/our culture. It was like a fairy tale. This was the myth of what we saw and believed in during the time. It''s hard to let go of fairy tales.
Have you been watching the coverage about J.F.K. Jr.? Yes
What did J.F.K. Jr. mean to you? He was a famous son with potential to do a lot more for mankind; it is very sad that he is gone.
What does losing J.F.K. Jr. mean to you? I grew up with him, saw him salute his dad at the funeral. It''s sad.
Did you ever read his magazine George? Yes, it was OK. I just saw someone trying to sell a copy for $500 at a memorabilia shop.
Why is there still a fascination with the Kennedys? Kennedy was our youngest president with wife and kids. We hadn''t anything like it before and then it all ended so abruptly.
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Have you been watching the coverage about J.F.K. Jr.? On the first day. It''s a little much; he just ran a magazine and didn''t change the world with it.
Do you think his death was an accident? Karma? The old man [Joseph] did a lot of bad things to get power and wealth, now his family is meeting untimely ends.
Have you been watching the coverage about J.F.K. Jr.? A little.
What did J.F.K. Jr. represent to you? Basically he was just another famous son; I never really found him to be the sexiest man alive or to do so much for the country.