Friday, June 06, 2008
Reflections On RFK
NPR had some very good coverage of the 40th anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination the other day and I think it is worth reposting here. Check it out!
• "RFK's Shooting Turned Photographer into Historian"
• "Writer Remembers RFK's Death"
• "Jack Newfield, Looking for the Man in RFK Myth"
• "RFK Assassination Sparked Changes in Secret Service"
• "RFK Delivers News of King's Death"
• "Should Site of RFK Assassination Be Preserved?"
• "Pete Hamill Recalls RFK"
• "Ted Sorensen Recalls Tragedy Repeated"
Here is one of RFK's '68 ads:
Another RFK campaign ad:
Here is a bunch of different excerpts of RFK talking on various subjects:
RFK and those crowds!
Here is footage of RFK in South African in 1966:
RFK Smacks Down Republicans and Joins Chavez on Picket Line:
Walter Cronkite coverage of 1968 California primary:
RFK on Merv Griffin Show in '67:
RFK on Jack Parr show in '64:
Here is the trailer for a new documentary, "RFK Must Die: The Assassination of Bobby Kennedy":
Here is a 2-part report that suggests the CIA had a hand in the RFK assassination:
And, lastly, Nebraska Public Television did a very good documentary on the 1968 election in our state. It was the last year (before 2008!) that our state mattered in a presidential race!!