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Kennedy / Castro Assassination Plot #481661

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 10, 1975
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(Studio) Sometime in late `50's, Senator Robert Kennedy was told CIA had contracted Mafia assassin to kill Fidel Castro. Aides say Kennedy upset by 1967 Jack Anderson column that said Kennedy may have approved Castro assassination plot.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Boston, Massachusetts) [Former Kennedy aide Peter EDELMAN - recalls Kennedy's remarks on day Anderson story appeared.] [Aide, Adam WALINSKY - says Kennedy told him he learned of Castro plot in late `50's. Recalls Kennedy saying Mafia assassin claimed he had immunity from law and it was given by CIA.] Walinsky believes it's important Kennedy killed plot in `50's before John Kennedy took office as President
REPORTER: John Hart

(Studio) White House says assassination plots should be investigated by Congress committee rather than Rockefeller commission Frank Mankiewicz worked with Robert Kennedy and was in Cuba recently interviewing Castro. Mankiewicz says Castro denied any knowledge of attempts on his life.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

Reporter(s):
Chancellor, John;
Hart, John
Duration:
00:03:00

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