WCVB Defends Teddy in Brothel Rental

Before being shoved into the senate by his brother, the president, Ted Kennedy worked to enhance his credentials on international affairs with a brothel rental in Chile. Channel 5 in Boston covers the release of long covered up material as an attack on the Kennedys, and president Obama, rather than a victory for the public's right to know.

Kennedy, who was described in the documents by a State Department official as a “pompous and spoiled brat,” was on a fact-finding tour of South and Central America in July, 1961, when he rented the brothel.

The FBI report provides no further detail on Kennedy’s activities at the brothel. At the time, Kennedy had been married for three years to his wife Joan.