Twenty years after John F. Kennedy Jr. and his wife, Carolyn Bessette, died in a plane crash, TLC will air a two-hour documentary featuring never-before-seen footage from the couple’s wedding weekend.
JFK Jr. and Carolyn’s Wedding: The Lost Tapes is set to debut on July 13, and will include interviews with people said to be close to the couple.
“As the leading destination for weddings, TLC is immensely proud to air this intimate look into the exclusive and historic wedding of ‘American royalty,’ which captivated and delighted the world,” said Howard Lee, President and GM of TLC in a statement. “This special celebration encapsulates their fairytale wedding weekend as the public has never seen, and we are honored to share it with our passionate viewers.”
The two-hour documentary is narrated by Elizabeth McGovern. It features footage from the couple’s rehearsal dinner, toasts from guests, and interviews with family and friends, including Billy Noonan – JFK Jr.’s oldest friend who filmed the wedding weekend.[Watch the clip above]
TLC says the interviews will reveal “details that have never been shared publicly — until now.”
The special is executive produced by Emmy winners Tom Forman and David Metzler for Critical Content. Metzler also directed the special.
John Jr. was an attorney, journalist, and magazine publisher. He was the son of President John F. Kennedy and first lady Jacqueline Kennedy. John Jr. and Carolyn died on July 16, 1999.
JFK Jr. and Carolyn’s Wedding: The Lost Tapes airs on Saturday July 13 at 8pm ET/PT