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about a lot of the things that he did and i will hear some of that clapping in my lifetime. history and historians are constantly reassessing your father. there was published something about the presidency. , daddythe newsmagazines four with the two roosevelt's and i believe wilson, i cannot remember. >> just a couple of more questions. just as people have reassessed your father's presidency, your mother doesn't rank very high on
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historian polls -- it doesn't rain the very high on historian polls, why do you think it is? >> she recognize alike teddy roosevelt it is a bully pulpit. there were things she cared about. she cared about head start. she was cognizant that there were children who do not get the food they needed and do not get the kind of school and they needed and they needed that head start. because of the poverty in their homes. she wanted to go out and publicize this wonderful program. she also grew up surrounded by what thed she knew natural beauty could do for your soul and spirit. that kind of thing. she wanted to introduce us all to what we could do to make our
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own surroundings look better with planting and to clean up our junkyard and to the wonderful, wonderful national parks that we have it that people come from all over the world to see. she was a publicist for some of these inks. she cared about them and her heart. she always been interested and what came to be known as beautification. she carried that on until her death. -- lower center here. -- lower center here. she was probably most valuable as a counselor to my father. that you do not get credit for. she knew that he needed somebody he could talk to, who would tell him the truth, or how they saw it. so biden did not need or want something from him.
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daddy would say why is it that everybody is always looking for something for me to do. that is true when you are in that job. people are coming to you even your staff with a project that they want to be the person who brings him in the information from such and such. have a bonedid not in that fight. daddy was one she cared about. thatffered him the solace allowed him to be able to go out to do great things like civil rights bill and like medicare and all of the education bills. she was his strength. i am so glad she was there. but she had her own interests. that was important. daddy promoted her, too.
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backimes she would hold and say i should probably be here with you. he would say, no, you have two degrees from the university of texas, you can do anything. he was a promoter of women. >> the last question or two. reminisces that were taken place as it happened are invaluable to historians. what was it that made her do things like that? did she have an idle board the future? did she know that we are living in the moment that was important in american history? whatever the presence of mind? >> i came and i was athouse the university of texas would assassination took place. she say you need to keep a diary. is a good discipline. they have people in mental
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institutions to do that. [applause] [laughter] it is a stabilizing saying. i did in fact the but not spirit. mine is november 15, studied latin for two hours, had a date, washed my hair. mine is so born. every once in a while i have something interesting. -- mine is so boring. collect thewould newspapers from an event to help remind her. she would write notes to herself as she was going along. thate olden days and i use term like she's to use it in that way. people had date books and you
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wrote and they're what you were going to do. she would go back and write what happened in her data book. back in the 1930's and in 1940's, she will go back to the data book and it was same, the senate ladies lunch, mrs. roosevelt talked about or she tell about what she wore and the other people who were there. every once a while she would lady astor. i said, you did? bookad put in her date or 1952 or whenever it was. she was a very disciplined person. she knew those were special things even if nobody else would cherish it home and she would
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cherish those words to look back. going by songs were fast that if she did not prevent down, she would not remember. her thoughts. she would have a little sign on the door, do not come in, i am busy or go away. be did not want to interrupted when she was doing her taping. she kept a lot of nodes along the way to be able to do it. she knew today might be very busy. tomorrow, she could talk and to her machine as she called it about what happened today. did not do the lady bird special the customer so many days that she cannot -- special, there was so many days that she cannot find the time.
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>> i promise this the last question. is there something you want people to know about term that they would not think of? she had in this image but this is how she really was. or a final story that he remember about her that you think people would want to hear? houseould be in the white -- it could be in the white house or anything at all. >> no. i cannot think of any particular thing about mother. she was very well read. her first, she said, heroesnd, her he rose -- auto dataof the -- seemed very exciting to her.
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and that seemed a very exciting to her. she lifted through books. she did not have a lot of intellectual stimulation accepted through books. -- she lived through books. she continued that through the white house. one funny thing is she loved to watch "gunsmoke." dinners, had stated the staff would tape it for her. that was the first time i had ever heard of being able to take a television show. i do not know how they did it. you are talking about 1966 and 1967 before tivo or any other taping programs came up. she loved that. one of the ironic things -- they all laughed about it. daddy would say, here is my
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competition. , thank you so much. i appreciate it. >> good luck. >> mrs. johnson loved to show .ff her home the guest to the ranch would informally gather here in the den. connectionto speaker . one of the things she wanted to highlight was the native american heritage here in the hill country. we have a small collection of arrowheads. she and i for copper and collected various items. johnson gave a tour of the house in 1968 that was filled where she featured the china. very colorful. at spent a lot of time here the ranch. it was important because it provided rest from all of the
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turmoil of washington. where they can come home and recharge their batteries and make the connection back to the land in this place they valued so much. >> first lady lady bird johnson on c-span and c-span 3 and c- span radio and -- -- was theounder of the founder of> magazine gloria steinem will speak at the national press club. remarkswatch her beginning at 1:00 on c-span three. quiz this morning all washington journal we talked about the life
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and legacy of john f. kennedy i had of the 50th anniversary of his assassination. there's a head of the 50th anniversary of his assassination. of the 50th anniversary of his assassination. this is 35 minutes. >> "washington journal" continues. host: we want to welcome the chairman of the john f. kennedy library foundation, ken feinburg. we will be focusing on what happened 50 years ago. this was the bulletin from upi as reprinted from the "chicago sun-times." how chicago told the world that president kennedy is dead. where were you? guest: i was a freshman at the university of massachusetts at amherst, walking to class. the news spread like wildfire. nobody believed it. class was adjourned and we all went home. host: why 50 years later do we still feel compelled to reflect on the kennedy presidency? was this a turning point in the 20th century?
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guest: it is what might have been a turning point. the reason i think there is so much interest in the legacy of president kennedy is for what his administration stood for, this notion that every single person can make a difference in our country. the optimism that public service is a noble undertaking, that government is here to help, it's not the enemy. these concepts that president kennedy promoted, with the founding of the peace corps and the initiatives he undertook, this is something that contrasts with the political polarization today that you look back at those halcion days and say to yourself what might have been. host: he served only two years and 10 months, and people look at what happened before his assassination and the events
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that unfolded after the assassination. vietnam, demonstrations in washington, d.c. the assassination of bobby kennedy. martin luther king, and watergate. guest: who knows what would have been? the contrast between what he stood for, the perception in the country of hope, optimism, young people, the next generation, moving forward, what can you do for your country -- this was something that contrasted with vietnam and civil rights assassinations and riots in the streets. and that historical contrast, that yearning for that message, that motivation, i think it's one primary reason, maybe the most important reason that we pause to reflect 50 years later. host: 40,000 books being written on john f. kennedy. did you ever meet john f.
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kennedy? guest: i did. i met him at logan international airport in boston in 1960, after he was nominated to become president. i never met him after he was president. he would turn to boston. i remember my father, brother, sister -- we all stood in the receiving line, snuck into the vip receiving line, and got to shake his hand. that was quite a moment. host: our guest is ken feinburg. we are dividing our phone lines a little bit differently for this segment. for those of you who live in the eastern or central time zones, and those in the mountain and pacific zones, the numbers are on your screen. if you remember the day, give us a call on this number. john connolly reflecting on what was happening as he was in a motorcade on november 22, 1963 in dallas, texas.
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here are his reflections. [video clip] >> we were in a motorcade through the town. the crowds were extremely enthusiastic, warm, excited, exuberant. just after we turned off of main street, he turned around and said to the president, you cannot say dallas doesn't love you now. he said, no, you can't. we turned onto elm street to go under the overpass. i heard the sound that i thought was a rifle shot. i turned to look over at my right shoulder, because that's where the sound came from, to see if i could see anything. i did not. i was in the process of turning to look at my left shoulder when i felt an impact as if someone hit me with a closed fist right
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in the middle of my back. the force was strong enough to where it knocked me over. i saw that i was covered with blood. frankly, i thought i had been fatally hit. my wife pulled me down in her lap. she was seated in the jump seat on my left. i was seated in the jump seat directly in front of the president. she pulled me down into her lap. about that time, i heard another shot. my eyes were open, i was conscious. i saw the blue velour interior of this presidential limousine covered with blood and brain tissue. and i knew that the president had been fatally hit. host: the late john connolly reflecting in 1991. this is a picture not often seen, a book that was put together on john f. kennedy. this is a motorcade and the
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flags welcoming john f. kennedy. one of the often asked questions is, how could the secret service have let this happen? today you would never see a president in an open air motorcade. guest: it's a defining moment, the death of the president. it is so irrational. it is so unbelievable and unreasonable that this happened, that this lone gunmen could do this, that it inevitably leads to all sorts of conspiracy theories and stories and questions and second-guessing. it's human nature. it is to be expected. history will always have these question marks. that goes with the territory. host: one of the most widely viewed films is the printer film. does that answer questions or leave more questions unanswered
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as you look at this film and what happened on that day? guest: the warren commission looked at it over and over and over. i think it is the single best corroboration of the circumstances surrounding the death of the president. host: this is tom wicker, who writes about why we still have questions about what happened on november 22. he says, tom wicker put his finger on what may be the overriding reason why for many americans the single assassin theory is not enough and never will be enough, the notion that the murder of an american president, this young american emperor, deserved a more serious explanation.
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quoting "new york times" columnist wicker. guest: it is human nature that people will want to question whether this pathetic loser, to use his words, could have pulled off the crime of the century. that's exactly what happened. a lone gunman, one in a million, but he pulled it off. host: this is what the book looks like, courtesy of "the new york times." "the kennedy years." many photographs not seen before on the kennedy life and career. let's take your calls and comments. friday morning on c-span "washington journal" we will devote three hours to your calls and comments and look back at
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some of the archival films. the caller is joining us from corpus christi, texas. you are member what happened 50 years ago? -- remember what happened 50 years ago? caller: i was in fifth grade. there was an announcement that the president was shot. i remember the teacher running out of the room and going to other rooms and going to the office and try to find out more information. we finally got word that the governor connolly had been killed. it was quite a chaotic day, and there were a lot of rumors floating around. i remember the day i was a patrol boy captain. we lowered the flag to half mast. host: do you want to respond? guest: that's one of the millions of americans who remember exactly where they were, what they were doing, what happened, the questions, the uncertainty, the future of our country.
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if you lived through that period, as i did, it's permanently a part of your memory and of your psyche. host: you spent many years with the kennedy family. did they ever express doubt on the loan gunman theory? guest: never to me. in 1978, ted kennedy asked me to review. i reviewed the materials. no. there was never any discussion, there's never been any discussion to this day from the kennedy family, to me at least, as to the circumstances. instead, there is a constant effort at the jfk library to reinforce the legacy of president kennedy and what he meant for this country and what he means for this country today, as we discussed earlier in this interview. host: i'm going to share with you a number of iconic films from that era.
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president lyndon johnson, after sworn in, calling on the nation to remember john f. kennedy. i want to talk to you about the development of the warren commission. here's president johnson. [video clip] >> to the people of the united states, john fitzgerald kennedy has been taken from us by an act which outrages decent men everywhere. he upheld the faith of our fathers, which is freedom for all men. he broadened the frontiers of our faith. he backed it with the energy and the courage, which are the mark of the nation that he led. a man of wisdom, strength, and peace. he molded and moved the power of
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our nation, and the service of a world of growing liberty and order. all who love freedom will mourn his death. he did not shrink from his responsibilities, but well them them -- welcomed them. host: from november 23, 1963, and this is the headline that americans woke up to in the "new york times." johnson sworn in on a plane. one of his first acts was to create the warren commission. what was the political pressure he was facing on that? guest: there was tremendous pressure to get to the bottom of this. it was imperative for the country. president johnson knew there would be more questions and more questions.
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he thought it imperative that a credible, bipartisan, apolitical commission be formed to get to the bottom of this and get the answers. the chief justice was extremely reluctant to be part of this, since he was a separate branch of government. johnson implored warren to do it. warren finally felt that on behalf of the country that he should do this. host: our next call is barbara, joining us from austin, texas. caller: i told the screener my experience. i also want to mention election day. i was 21. at that time you had to be 21 to vote. on the day of my 21st birthday i got to cast my first vote for anybody, and i voted for kennedy. the day he was killed, i was watching tv because i was
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waiting for my husband to come home and we were taking our six- month-old child to visit family. i had the tv on and i saw the first bulletin from cbs. from that point on, we watched every minute. we never turned the tv off the whole weekend. i will never forget that feeling. people who were not there or too young -- remember how you felt on 9/11. that would be the closest thing. it was incomprehensible. host: television came of age in 1963, did it not? guest: it did. four or five days in a row, 24- hour coverage of the entire funeral and the state funeral, constant reiteration of the kennedy legacy and what the administration had accomplished
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and what he meant to the country. i think that was television coming-of-age. host: would he have faced barry goldwater in 1964? what would that campaign have looked like? guest: that was the plan. the plan was a reelection presidential effort. senator goldwater seemed to be the likely candidate. kennedy was looking forward to the campaign, and he was confident that with senator goldwater, the democratic party and president would prevail. host: this is another photograph from the "new york times" magazine. it is a picture of walter cronkite and john f. kennedy in september of 1963, when cbs expanded from 15 minutes to 30 minutes. guest: mr. conchrite had a
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couple of interviews with the president. young family, fresh look at problems in the world, a generational shift, and the notion disseminated by the kennedy administration that every single citizen can make a difference in our country. whether you're serving in the military, a civilian, public life, private life, we would go forward as one nation, and that public service was a noble undertaking. the notion that we help each other, and by helping each other, we held our society -- that message must not be lost as we go forward in honoring the president. host: here's a scene from a 1960 campaign, leadership for the 1960's. marianne is joining us from pennsylvania. caller: good morning.
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i was 15 years old at the time, lived in new york city. they sent us home and never told us what happened. when i got home i turn on the tv and my heart broke. my heart will be broken every time i think of this until the day i die. a really, really sad time for our country and for the kennedy family. thank you very much for remembering. host: let's go to bill, joining us from dallas, texas. caller: i appreciate the opportunity to speak with you gentlemen this morning. on november 22, 1963, i was a 15-year-old sophomore in high school. my mother gave me opportunity to skip school that day and watch the motorcade came by -- come by. we took my three-year-old sister along with me. she was riding piggyback on my shoulders.
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we worked our way through the crowd to write at the curb -- right at the curb. we were able to get the president and first lady's attention. my sister was dancing on my shoulders. she looked our way, and we were waving. she said to the president, jack, jack. they were only eight or 10 feet from us. he turned and looked at us. they both laughed and smiled and he pointed right at us and waved and smiled and laughed. only three minutes later, we arrived at a beauty salon where my mother was getting her hair done. people were saying the president had been shot. this was the guy who woke me up to politics in general. this was my hero.
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in a matter of minutes, that beautiful experience was obliterated. i remember the most real memory for me that day was people crying openly in public all over our city, everywhere we went. people just breaking down in tears all over the city of dallas. dallas loved that president of the united states. it was a terrible tragedy for us as well. host: did you have a thought? guest: the thought expressed by that caller is the key message. millions and millions of americans remember those days rate that administration -- days. that administration and its legacy. the contrast to those days 50 years ago, 1960, the election of
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a young president -- the contrast between politics than and so much of the polarization today, the criticism of government, i just think that's one of the primary reasons there is such a yearning to reflect and remember those days. it was a different time, a different era. a time of optimism and encouragement. there were problems, of course. the overall tenure of president kennedy administration is such that people really you're in for that today. host: this is the scene at arlington national cemetery, playing "taps." i want to ask you about the moments after the assassination as jackie kennedy comes back to washington and they have to plan
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a funeral. there is a protocol for the death of the president. a lot of firsts, including the decision to let him rest at arlington cemetery. guest: those were decisions that were made -- mrs. kennedy had a great deal to say about the details and what she wanted and what she expected. there was a desire on the part of the united states government to abide by her wishes. it was carefully planned. it is the type of state funeral that we hope you will never have to confront again -- we will never have to confront again. it was done with pageantry, grace, appropriate solemnity. as we look at it now, retrospect. it was a searing moment in american history, but a worthy salute to a fallen leader.
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host: the day of his burial, i believe it was on tuesday, correct? for those not old enough to remember, you watched it on television. everyone says they were glued to television. guest: the country stopped. the world stopped. you will see these films of president degaulle of france walking ahead of the dignitary line. no matter what their profession or personal situation, everybody, as a lady said earlier, glued. basically frozen in time while every step of that state funeral was transmitted to the world, and occupied everybody's attention. host: our next caller is kimberly, joining us from milwaukee. guest: good morning. i was in first grade.
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they came in and said the president had been shot, and we were to get our things and go home. i remember every station on television after that was just the funeral. on every station. those are my memories. six years old. host: let's go to bob, joining us from washington. caller: good morning. thanks for c-span, and thanks for the guest this morning. i just -- [no audio] host: are you with us? caller: yes. i was wondering what the odds were of president kennedy being shot and then his brother being assassinated also. there is such conspiracy in the u.s. here we are, looking at the odds of the president being shot and
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his brother being shot after him. the cia has to have some involvement in this thing. guest: that's a natural response. there are millions of americans who probably agree with that. the odds, the unlikelihood, the unique circumstances. my own personal view is there's no conspiracy. at both of those murders, they react -- they were the acts of single individuals, unrelated, five years apart. it makes very little sense to try and debate those who think there is some sinister conspiracy. it is part and parcel of american life. they will have that view as long as there is in america. i understand why. i don't share it all. host: one of the iconic photographs.
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john john, his salute was that profit or impromptu? guest: i think it was prompted. she urged him to salute. her young son did that at his mother's. host: next is caroline kennedy, who is the u.s. ambassador to tokyo. guest: she just left a few days ago. she has been welcomed with tremendous welcome in japan. she's very eager to move forward. she's excited by the challenge, and is determined to do a top rate job. i'm sure she will. host: on the 30th anniversary of president kenny's death, mr. barker reflected on the changes in technology and media from 1963 to where we are today. here is more from the 30th anniversary of the kennedy assassination and reflections. [video clip]
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>> instant decisions directing the coverage. i can't think of a time in history when it was more important to make a decision very quickly and then hope to god that you were right. this panel that we have with us this morning are the folks who had to make some of those decisions. i think history is pretty well recorded that the decisions they made at the time were decisions that they can still live with 30 years later. i was in the decision-making business then too. one of the things i think that we really have to think about as we reminisce what happened back then was the tools that we had to work with 30 years ago, compared to the tools that we have to work with today.
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in television, we had black and white films. we have the dh and cameras -- had the d.l. cameras. we knew how to make a tape recording. hopefully we knew how to edit film, how to write to film, and how to go on the air. host: eddie barker. he passed away last year. dallas did cover this trip extensively. why was it a big deal for the president to come to texas? guest: he was tried to shore up support in texas, and also to help mediate an internal texas democratic party political feud. he was concerned about making sure the texas was in his camp. this was a political trip. rarely did the first lady accompany the president on political trips.
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host: how unusual is it for a president and vice president to travel together and be in the same motorcade together? guest: i will tell you it's pretty unusual today. as you pointed out earlier in the show, the notion that they traveled together in the same motorcade, the notion of a top- down convertible, the notion of slowing down in an urban city street and going through curves and underpasses -- those steps ended with the death of president kennedy, and i don't think you will see it again. host: ken feinburg is the chair of the jfk library foundation. lee harvey oswald, shot sunday morning.
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guest: hard to believe that this occurred on tv screens. all over the united states. everybody saw it. that just added to the un- believability of the surreal nature of that entire week in dallas. host: which also leads to the conspiracy theory, why would they move him from one location to another, and allowing at least some in the public to have access? guest: you can only second-guess why they did it, to go to a more secure facility or whatever. mistakes were made. that doesn't to me undercut the overwhelming evidence that exists but it was oswald who did the killing, and that he acted alone, and that there was no support or conspiracy. it's not only the warren commission that looked into this.
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there have been books written subsequent to the warren commission report reaffirming i think in fairly convincing, beyond a reasonable doubt fashion, that it was oswald and that he acted alone. host: who was jack ruby? guest: a bar owner, a middle- class guy trying to make a living in dallas. he prided himself on knowing the police, knowing the authorities in dallas. he was a regular guy. he enjoyed the benefit of getting a free pass by the local authorities, because they knew him. they knew who he was. they had socialized with him. he was able to circumvent a great deal of the security because of his known image in dallas. host: why did he kill lee harvey oswald? guest: all of the evidence seems to think that he was so appalled
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by this act of horror, so visibly impacted by the death of the young president that he took matters into his own hands. host: barbara joining us from west palm beach, florida. caller: i was about 30 years old and living in connecticut, working. one of the women came into the office and said, the president has been shot. no, it can't be. where did you hear that from? then we turn on a tv. as many people have said, we were in a state of shock. a lot of us suffered from posttraumatic stress after this, although we didn't think of it that way. i'm careful just thinking about it again now. i never believed in a conspiracy, but looking over the years and looking at oswald and the type of man he was, i just
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somehow now can't believe he was on his own. you say beyond a reasonable doubt. well, a reasonable doubt is reasonable. but then there's that little percentage of beyond reasonable that i still am thinking about. i worry about this president, the way these opposition parties have been defeating every effort he tried to make. i say, a little hope. i'm not a religious person -- that his wife and children would be safe. host: bob schieffer put it this way. he was in dallas. he said, america was never quite the same after the jfk assassination. guest: that's right. america yearns for what president kennedy stood for, what he symbolized. ever since his administration,
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the one reason i think he is so popular 50 years later in the eyes of the american people is not only how he died, which was a horrible, horrible tragedy, but also what he stood for. at the jfk library, what we're trying to convey is what those important characteristics were of that administration. i urge everybody, if you have not been to the jfk library, right on columbia point overlooking the water in boston, it is absolutely a requirement to understand that period of time to visit it. host: this is one of the photographs printed the next day in the "new york times." dismay with the assassination of president kennedy. a quick call from margaret in michigan. caller: good morning.
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i'm from a small town. on that day i was in the center of our town. there was a little speaker there, and music played. at that moment, when president kennedy was assassinated, the music stopped and they announced that president kennedy was just assassinated. i was just five years old, but it's permanently implanted in my mind since that day. i'm sure there are many people around the world who remember clearly that day. host: how does the kennedy library and foundation deal with the oral histories of what happened 50 years ago? guest: those histories are available at the library for scholars, for the public with permission. they are all the president's papers, his documents, official proclamations. there are archives, various exhibits. the library is a wonderful place
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to go as a repository of what we've been talking about today in terms of president kennedy's legacy, and what he meant to the country then. and what he means to the country 50 years later. host: ken feinburg, chair of the jfk library foundation, thanks for being with us. >> on the next washington journal, fixing the health care. kovel website -- website. guests are alex wayne and kyle cheney. journal" is live on c-span.
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thank you for joining us. the house returns on monday for legislative business and on tuesday they will start -- that will start debate on energy security. can you about details? but what it looks like is planning to do in this getaway week is a number of measures that would sort of expand access to domestic energy production and the movement of -- a natural that woulde measure set guidelines for requiring the federal energy regulatory commission to issue permits. there is a measure that would essentially a block of the federal government from regulating hydraulic fracking in certain cases and the states where regimes and oversight already exists.
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has the democratic leadership announced their support for any of the upcoming bills? >> i have not heard whether the leadership would plan to do. what i would say is the house republicans said they are planning to set rules for debate on each of these measures which mean in essence, you might expected there to be some sort of partisan. energy matters are always difficult in each chamber because there are some democrats regional differences that emerge that caused some of them to side with republicans. the senate, they have procedural votes on monday afternoon involving a u.s. circuit nomination and a bill on compounding pharmacies. >> the judicial nomination a vote in the senate is of the votes that they lined
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up in an attempt to break filibusters nominees to sit on the circuit court of appeals and the district of columbia, which is generally viewed as the second highest court in the land. the republicans have opposed the previous nominations making a -- andof arguments about the democrats think this is just an effort by republicans to keep the balance of the court tilted in a way that is favorable to republicans despite being a democratic president. the compounding pharmacy bill hasn't been a lingering on the senate floor for a while. increase fda oversight. that bill is running through all of the procedural hurdles. there is no real substantive
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objection to it at all. there's a dispute with a senator that is notdment all related. >> on monday, work is expected on the defense authorization bill. katie tells about the major amendments they will debate and when they will complete work? because interesting when ever the debate ends on that compound for missing bill -- pharmacy bill that will be no shortage of hot button debates. one directly involved to the whichs the method in sexual assault cases are prosecuted and investigated within the military. there's really a disagreement between two camps. one led by senator joe brand of new york and the other led by senator mccaskill over whether or not the chain of command
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should be removed from consideration in terms of how these cases and other military justice matters are handled with the military brass and generally opposing the idea of undercutting our changing the protocol regarding the chain of command. >> is there a timeline for the defense authorization bill? -- the sexualt assault issue and the other issues that might come up including oversight of the intelligence program and the issue with potentially upping sanctions against iran, it is not clear because these of mitt often take time to process. we have not even talked about any of the normal sort of disagreements about combat systems and ships and readiness and actual sort of nuts and
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bolts, military issues. the idea would be, originally to get the bill off of the senate floor before thanksgiving in time for the break. that is becoming increasingly unlikely because of the number of issues that seem to be highly up. >> secretary of state kerry is talking about state relations with iran. in the senate did any senate committees involved plan to move forward with the new sanctions >> carliran or not? levin, the chairman of the armed services committee has been saying in recent days, he is hoping that the banking committee which has jurisdiction over the matter primarily who will move forward with marking up a new round of sanctions against the iranian regime. as early as next week and that is his asking in a bid to keep
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the debate off of the defense bill. as of this moment, nothing has been scheduled yet a by the banking committee in terms of a new round of sanctions that the white house and secretary kerry and others in the administration really do not want to see it happen at this point of time given the ongoing negotiations the othercountry and stakeholders involved. they do not want to see anything that could potentially upset the balance in the talks although there are quite a few more hawkish senators who are pushing for that action. >> thank you very much, niels lesniewski, cq roll call congressional reporter. a look ahead of what is coming up in congress is coming up a week. >> thank you. chambers with a
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gavel back tomorrow. the house returns at noon eastern to consider a number of suspension bills with a legislative business at 2:00 p.m.. this week and they are also scheduled to take up another bills dilute with energy and security. in the senate, they will return at 2:00 eastern on a bill broadening of the fda oversight of compounding pharmacies. a series of, procedural votes at an omission of robert wilkins to be a u.s. circuit judge. they will also begin work on authorization bill for defense programs. you can watch live coverage of the u.s. house on c-span. the senate on c-span 2. johnson loved to show off. the guest to the ranch would also inform gather in the den and heads of state came to visit. two things to speaker connection
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about the room here. one that she wanted to highlight was the native american heritage here in that he'll country. we have a small collection. she had an eye for copper. and collective various items throughout the years and had friends. mrs. johnson gave a tour of the house in 19 68 that was filmed. she featured the china you see here purchase and mexico, very colorful. she spent a lot of time here and the ranch. very important because a provider rest from the turmoil of washington especially later in the presidency. they would recharge the battery and make the connection back to the land after this place they valued so much. >> first lady lady bird johnson on c-span and c-span three. also c-span radio and c- a with doris and
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