AirTalk for June 6, 2008

RFK Assassination - 40 Years Later

Robert Kennedy gave his final speech, about unity and change, at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles on June 5, 1968. He was shot that evening and died the next day. The assassination came after his brother's and Martin Luther King's assassinations. People at the time wondered if this had become a grim paradigm of American politics: anybody who tried to change the status quo would be met with bullets. On the 40th anniversary of Robert Kennedy's death, Larry asks KPCC's listeners where they were, how it changed them, and what the tragedy means today.


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