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"Kennedy After 2 Years" NBC/ABC/CBS informally in the Oval Office


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Interesting Dave, thanks! Nice snapshot of what was politically going on for JFK at the time.

I thought it particularly interesting when JFK talks about the influence of past Presidents in the present government and mentions Eisenhower's influence, then Truman and then Hoover, who had been out of office for 30 years, essentially in office last when JFK was a teenager. And he completely omits the obvious  government expanding gorilla in the room in FDR. Jackie 's memoirs also talks about JFK family dislike of FDR. The family just had a blackout  about FDR and acted like he never existed after FDR recalled Joseph Kennedy from his diplomatic post in part for  his reluctance to take on Hitler.. 

 

 

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On 11/14/2020 at 1:36 PM, Kirk Gallaway said:

Interesting Dave, thanks! Nice snapshot of what was politically going on for JFK at the time.

I thought it particularly interesting when JFK talks about the influence of past Presidents in the present government and mentions Eisenhower's influence, then Truman and then Hoover, who had been out of office for 30 years, essentially in office last when JFK was a teenager. And he completely omits the obvious  government expanding gorilla in the room in FDR. Jackie 's memoirs also talks about JFK family dislike of FDR. The family just had a blackout  about FDR and acted like he never existed after FDR recalled Joseph Kennedy from his diplomatic post in part for  his reluctance to take on Hitler.. 

 

Interesting since we tend to look at JFK as a Progressive in the FDR line.

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