Wed, 14 May 2014
Eunice Shriver, her childhood as a sickly child, but no less aggressive than her siblings. Her devotion to her religion and her opposition to her sister Kick marrying outside the faith. Her college carreer and how it was interrupted by her sister Rosemary's lobotomy. Her career in both social work and for the State Department. Her marriage to Sarge and her mistreatment of him during their courtship. Her founding of the Special Olympics and her awards. Her caring for her wayward siblings and cousins, and her attitude toward her brothers' womanizing. Eunice's workaholism and reputation as a tough mother. Her car accident at the age of 70.
Sargent Shriver's familial heritage. His religious faith, and his academic career. His marriage to Eunice and his work for Joe Sr at Merchandise Mart. His mistreatment by the Kennedys and their sabotaging of his political career. His founding of the Peace Corps, work as ambassador to France, and his moral guidance of his children.