Robert Kennedy Interviewed At Airport

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KTVU news footage from c1968 featuring scenes of Senator Robert Kennedy arriving at an airport and being welcomed by large crowds of supporters. KNBC reporter Tom Brokaw manages to field a question from the tightly packed scrum of TV reporters: "There was a report out today that you're about to propose a negro WPA [Work Progress Administration], as one effort to get at some of the unrest in the negro communities." Kennedy responds: "Well I'm not in favor of a WPA but I think that we're going to have to find ... jobs in the great unemployed centers of the United States ... I don't think necessarily that the programs we had in operation in the 1930s would be effective now but I think without any question we have to find employment." He goes on to talk about the option of bringing in a form of "private enterprise system" to address unemployment "in the ghettoes." Kennedy also speaks about stopping the US bombing of North Vietnam, in order to try and bring the North Vietnamese to the negotiating table. Opening graphic designed by Carrie Hawks.

Date
c1968
Format
16mm color positive silent/magnetic sound film
Digital Format
mp4 file
Genre
local newsfilm
Copyright Holder
Fox Television Stations, LLC/KTVU
Duration
3:36
Identifier
KTVU 91-3
Views
481

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