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The Press and the Kennedy Family

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JFK and Bobby Kennedy came of age politically at the dawn of television, and catapulted the entire Kennedy family into the spotlight. We talk with the biographers of three Kennedy family members about the role of media in shaping the legacy of the family, how the family leveraged coverage to their advantage, unprecedented for the time, and at what cost.   

 

  Guests on the program are Larry Tye, author of Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon; Eileen McNamara, Author of Eunice, The Kennedy Who Changed the World; and John Farrell, author of a forthcoming book about Ted Kennedy. 

 

Here's a link to an upcoming discussion: The Kennedys and the Press: A Lasting Relationship August 14th at 6pm at the Cape Codder.

 

 

Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 30 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.