The Kennedys endure as American icons because of the mix between power and vulnerability that so many of them embodied. Our fascination and connection to them comes most strongly through the wives, whose pain, heartbreak, and grief seemed immensely public and lonely and personal at the same time. The Tragic Lives of the Kennedy Wives examines five of the Kennedy matriarchs: Rose, Jackie, Ethel, Joan, and Vicki. .
Amber Hunt is a seasoned journalist who handles investigations and consumer affairs issues for The Cincinnati Enquirer. She formerly worked as a crime reporter for the Detroit Free Press and was a 2011 Knight-Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she studied the importance of empathy in urban crime reporting. She has received numerous awards for her reporting from the Michigan Associated Press and won the 2005 Al Nakkula Award for Police Reporting. She has appeared in several television shows highlighting true crimes, including Dateline NBC and A&E's Crime Stories. She is the author of Dead But Not Forgotten, about the murder of Barbara George, for which her husband, Michael George, was found guilty. Her latest is All-American Murder, about the case of Yeardley Love, the young University of Virginia lacrosse player who was allegedly murdered by her one-time boyfriend George Huguely. She is currently at work on her next true crime book See How Much You Love Me.David Batcher is a writer based in Minneapolis. He studied theology and literature at St. Olaf College.