Tue, 12 November 2013
The history of the Skakel family. The bigoted Curt and Gracie Skakel. Their son, George Skakel Sr. He founds Great Lakes, his mineral company. How he made his money. His marriage to the very Catholic Ann Brannack. Their drinking and spending habits. Their large family and parenting abilities, or lack thereof. Their kids' raucous behavior. Their tragic death. Georgeann Skakel and her marriages to John Dowdle and George Terrien. Alcoholism and accidental deaths. The stepson who attacked George Terrien. James Skakel III and Pat Kennedy Lawford. The wife he married, then divorced, then remarried. The time George Skakel, Jr. shot his brother Jim. His turbulent marriage to insurance heiress Pat Corroon. The time she burned the house down. George Jr.'s reckless behavior. The time he told off JFK Sr. His CIA ties to Castro's Cuba. His tragic death. Pat Corroon Skakel's tragic death. The tragic death of little Hope O'Brien at the hands of George Jr. and Pat's daughter Kick Skakel. The time Joe Kennedy II paralyzed his brother David's girlfriend. The time Mark Skakel almost killed himself playing with gunpowder. George Skakel III and the Anheuser Busch heiress. Patricia Skakel, her Irish husband, and the IRA. Pat Skakel, Pat Kennedy, and RFK Sr. Her Irish politician son, Ciáran Cuffe. Ethel Skakel, Robert F. Kennedy, Sr., and their wedding. Her relationship with her family. Ann Skakel and her politically connected husband. Her scandalous affair with magazine publisher and Rockefeller advisor William M. Fine. Her children, legitimate and illegitimate. Betty Skakel Medaille, her son Francis Michael Medaille, and the little girl Mike Medaille killed in cold blood.