TV Guide Network will mark the 10-year anniversary of John F. Kennedy, Jr.'s death with a new retrospective Sunday.
Featuring interviews with CBS news anchor Dan Rather and Kennedy's longtime friend, John Perry Barlow, John Fitzgerald Kennedy, Jr.: A Life, A Legacy will revisit ...
While living in Manhattan in the late '90s, actor Kristoffer Polaha often saw JFK Jr. rollerblading and bicycling about town. Little did he know the Kennedy scion would die so young — and that he'd end up playing the guy in a TV movie! Yes kids, this Sunday he stars in the latest Kennedy telepic, America's Prince: The John F. Kennedy Jr. Story (8 pm/ET on TBS). How surreal is that?
"In reality," Polaha tells TV Guide Online, "that's how New Yorkers knew him, from seeing him rollerblading in Washington Square Park. One day my mom and I were in a cab, and I pointed him out to her. She flipped out and almost wet herself!"
Imitating Kennedy's urban athleticism in the middle of NYC traffic wasn't easy. "We did a day of filming there," he recalls, "and I rode eight miles through city streets, with a camera crew following me in a van. Around Fifth Avenue and 88th Street, I had to stop. My thighs were wrecked. I got my workout!"read more