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Alan P. Henry, longtime reporter for 22nd Century Media and The Beacon, covered the Chappaquiddick story for Boston Herald American in 1969. He reviews the new movie, “Chappaquiddick” and reflects on his experiences in this week’s edition. (Joe Coughlin/22nd Century Media)
Alan P. Henry, Freelance Reporter
4:23 pm CDT May 18, 2018

For 60 years, much of the American media has treated the Kennedy family name with reverence bordering on hero-worship, handled family shortcomings with kid gloves, and kept the high-minded fires of Camelot burning bright. All of which makes the well-crafted movie, “Chappaquiddick,” a rare, rude and refreshing awakening.