In the mid 1990’s, George magazine was revolutionary; there had never been anything quite like it.
Nor had there ever been a magazine editor quite like John F. Kennedy Jr., a lawyer by training.
As the son of the thirty-fifth president and an elegant First Lady–turned–book editor, Kennedy was uniquely positioned to both cover and promote the marriage of politics and pop culture—because he lived it
Many believe George was Kennedy’s first step toward his own eventual run for office.
But he ran out of time.
On July 16, 1999, less than four years after the first issue, the aircraft Kennedy was flying plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, killing him; his wife, Carolyn Bessette; and her sister Lauren Bessette.
Just eighteen months later, George folded.
During the launch week of George, JFK Jr. sat down with Larry King for an extensive interview.
Perhaps King was the only interviewer who ever asked Kennedy what it was like to be ‘the son of a legend.’
WATCH: Jim on History, JFK Jr. Talks George: