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(Studio) 600 meetings or telephone calls said taped by President Kennedy. Fact of, but not extent of, taping said long known. Kennedy library in Boston said transcribing the tapes. Senator Edward Kennedy quoted with regard to prompt release of transcripts.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) Evelyn Lincoln, Kennedy secretary, quoted. Scenes of President Kennedy at White House shown. [LINCOLN - explains taping procedure.] Issues involved in taped conversations cited. Photos of JFK and Robert Kennedy shown. Various personalities involved in tapes shown. Edward Kennedy quoted re: ignorance of taping system. [LINCOLN - says taping was for historical purposes.] [Former Defense Secretary Robert McNAMARA - speaks of historical significance of tapes.] Quality of tapes and release date of transcripts considered. Further Kennedy scenes shown.
REPORTER: Susan Spencer
- Rather, Dan;
- Spencer, Susan
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