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American Experience; Nixon; Robert Kennedy whistle stop tour

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04/28/1968

RFK whistle stop tour through Nebraska _-_ 1. Robert F. Kennedy speaking from back of train, "One of the problems, is that young man down there who's wearing a Nixon button (laughs). By the end of my speech, I expect him to take it off and put a Kennedy on top of it." (for style) (11') _-_ 2. Point of view train pulling into station, pan to rear, great shot crowd running after. Train stops. (34')


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Series
American Experience
Program
Nixon
Program Number

302

Title

Robert Kennedy whistle stop tour

Series Description

Premiered October 1988 As television's longest-running, most-watched history series, American Experience brings to life the incredible characters and epic stories that helped form this nation. Now in its eighteenth season, the series has produced over 180 programs and garnered every major broadcast award. Series release date: 10/1988

Program Description

In this three-hour presentation, Richard Nixon's life and political career are reassessed primarily by those who knew him best. The program chronicles his life from boyhood in Yorba Linda, California, through his days as a young Congressman to his presidency where he astounded the nation with his foreign policy initiatives and then left office in disgrace.

Duration

00:01:48

Asset Type

Stock footage

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Presidents--Election
Campaign speeches
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968
Nebraska
Trains
Nixon, Richard M. (Richard Milhous), 1913-1994
Presidential candidates
Communication in politics
Political campaigns
Locations
Nebraska
Genres
Documentary
Topics
History
Contributors
Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968 (Speaker)
Publication Information
ABC News VideoSource
Rights Summary

Footage courtesy of ABC News Rights Holder: ABC News VideoSource (http://abcnews.go.com)

Citation
Chicago: “American Experience; Nixon; Robert Kennedy whistle stop tour,” 04/28/1968, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2830BF6C47C4C6891858C65E992019C.
MLA: “American Experience; Nixon; Robert Kennedy whistle stop tour.” 04/28/1968. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2830BF6C47C4C6891858C65E992019C>.
APA: American Experience; Nixon; Robert Kennedy whistle stop tour. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E2830BF6C47C4C6891858C65E992019C
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