Saturday, June 24, 2017

Bobby Kennedy Anniversary Special

It is one of history's great "what ifs." What if Robert Kennedy had not been assassinated 40 years ago and gone on to become president of the United States?
Tonight we celebrate the life of Robert Francis Kennedy or simply, as well all called him Bobby. First I want to thank all veterans everywhere, for today is also the anniversary of D-Day. June 6, 1944. If it wasn't for the fortitude and courage of all those in service, this world would be under a swastika. Thank you all.

Bobby Kennedy, was an icon of hope. Bobby Kennedy was born November 20, 1925 (JFK November 22, 1963, Caroline November 27 & John Jr., November 25th. )
Bobby was seventh child of businessman/politician Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.. His brothers were Joe Kennedy who died tragically in a suicide mission during WWII, President John Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Ted Kennedy passed away from a brain tumor on August 25, 2009.

Tonight we are going to look at Bobby, his assassination, his brothers' assassination and what he thought and the investigation he did on his own, his role in Civil Rights, his speech in April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, 2 months later on the night of June 5, 1968, what Ted Sorensen told me about Bobby's role in the Cuban missile crisis and finally on Bobby's legacy.

Funny Story - Bobby was a closer to his mom than his dad. Lem Billings a close Bobby friend commented that the only similarity between Robert and Joe Sr. was their eye color. Bobby, like his mom, became a devout Catholic. here's a funny story about how Bobby as a little boy tried to impress his parents. Bobby, like most kids in that era , had a paper route. What he didn't tell his parents is that he had the family chauffeur drive him in the family Rolls Royce. The parents found out and thus ended Bobby's venture in to the newspaper business.

Larry Hancock is a heavy hitter in the JFK research community. Larry's book "Someone Would Have Talked" is a mainstay on the shelves on all serious JFK researchers. Larry has co-written, along with our other guest tonight, renowned researcher Stuart Wexler one of the most important books about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. titled: "The Awful Grace of God". BTW folks all of the shows associated with these books can be found by goggling Larry Hancock or Stuart Wexler Brent Holland Show. I would like to welcome back both Larry Hancock and Stuart Wexler to the show.


Larry Hancock Website
Incomplete Justice Series by Larry Hancock