NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 22, 1983
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(DC) John F. Kennedy's administration, myths and realities, reviewed; scenes from those years shown. [1960, KENNEDY - "...torch has been passed..."; "...pay any price..."] [Former Senator William FULBRlGHT, Senator Barry GOLDWATER - recall Kennedy's "machismo factor" and his ability to accept responsibility for mistakes.] Portions of several Kennedy speeches shown. [GOLDWATER - considers Kennedy's possible reaction to Vietnam war predicament; recalls Lyndon Johnson's handling of war.] [Former civil rights activist Paul COWAN, Anthony YOUNG - discuss Kennedy's response to civil rights movement] [Former aide Fred DUTTON - feels Kennedy is benchmark against which others are judged due to his emotional impact on nation] [COWAN, YOUNG - recall sense of trust between Kennedy and young Americans; consider what might have been had JFK lived.] [COWAN - notes psychological importance of myths.]
REPORTER: John Hart
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