NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 21, 1983
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(Studio) Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' recollection of John F. Kennedy's love of Camelot musical recalled, quoted.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) United States in 1963, year of Kennedy's assassination, reviewed; films of that era shown. [Voice of Andy WILLIAMS - sings "Days of Wine and Roses."] "Happiness is a Warm Puppy" noted best seller at the time. [KENNEDY - jokes about competition for job.] His handling of Bay of Pigs, Berlin crisis, Cuban missile crisis recalled. [Dallas resident Charles BRIM - recalls being committed to Kennedy after Cuban missile crisis.] 1963 nuclear test ban treaty recalled. [Arthur CARLSON - recalls JFK.] Kennedy administration's response to civil rights movement and Washington, DC rally reviewed. [Martin Luther KING, Junior - "I have a dream" speech.] [Shara HIGGINBOTHAM - feels Kennedy was more civil rights oriented than King.] Pol. basis for Dallas trip noted. [Barry GOLDWATER - recalls proposals for joint Kennedy-Goldwater campaign stint.] [1963, witness BRIM - describes assassination.] [Today, recalls denying truth of Kennedy's assassination.] [1966, HIGGINBOTHAM - never expected such thing.] [Today, HIGGINBOTHAM - recalls similar denial mechanisms.] Film of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald shown. [CARLSON - conts. discussion.] Carlson noted soldier leading horse Blackjack in Kennedy's funeral cortege; films shown. [CARLSON - recalls horse's reaction to event.]
REPORTER: John Hart
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