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RFK: The American Experience (Documentary)

Featuring extensive interviews with family members, friends, journalists, Washington insiders, and civil rights activists, the film chronicles the pivotal role RFK played in many of the major events of the 1960s — the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam.

The film looks closely at Kennedy’s complicated relationships with some of the leading figures of his day, Martin Luther King and Lyndon B. Johnson, among them. And it reveals much about his personal world, his role as family mediator, his involvement with Marilyn Monroe, and his overwhelming grief and guilt following the assassination of his older brother.

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During his brother's 1960 presidential campaign, Robert Kennedy enjoys a light moment.

Read Robert Kennedy’s Kansas State University speech, in which he criticized the Johnson Administration¹s handling of the Vietnam War. As you read

Read What If?, historians and colleagues’ comments about what might have happened if Robert Kennedy had lived.

Sirhan Sirhan’s first public interview, with David Frost

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