TIERNEY MCAFEE / People Magazine
As the son of one of America’s most beloved presidents, John F. Kennedy Jr. grew up in the public eye – yet there is much that remains unknown about the man who was famous since the day he was born and who became a national heartthrob.
Now, seventeen years after his tragic death in a plane crash, members of JFK Jr.’s inner circle are opening up for the first time about the all-too-human side of the friend they lost, in the intimate new documentary I AM JFK Jr. for SPIKE TV.
The documentary features interviews and never-before-told stories from those who knew the president’s son best – famous friends like Robert De Niro, Cindy Crawford and Mike Tyson; media stars like Christiane Amanpour and Chris Cuomo; his college roommates and his close friends and colleagues from JFK Jr.’s pioneering George magazine.
There’s also John himself, who when asked by Oprah if he’d ever run for political office, responded by saying: “There’s this great weight of expectation and anticipation.”
The film also features vintage footage of young JFK Jr. in the White House with his family, and rare views of him in the years following his father’s assassination.
I AM JFK Jr. premieres on Monday, Aug. 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on SPIKE TV. It will also be released in select movie theaters beginning July 20.