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while the nation mourned a president, On November 24, 1963, to whom he had been devoted. Robert Kennedy grieved for a brother

that loss of his brother... MAN: It was a physical blow to him, but it took a physical toll on him. an emotional blow, intellectual blow He was physically in pain. ache... it was there all the time. 2ND MAN: The enormous sadness and

when he wasn't in a kind of mourning I never knew him for President Kennedy. It came time for bed. 3RD MAN: I talked with Bobby. and I heard him just sobbing I closed the door and waited outside "Why? Why, God? Why?" and he was saying

himself bereft... alone, 4TH MAN: I think that Bobby found of not only a family ambition and the inheritor but a national myth.

Bobby was truly at a loss. When Jack died, not only of a brother he loved He was deprived of his own identity. but, in a sense, be the servant, to be the henchman Because to be the helper,

could no longer be his identity. an identity for himself. He had to forge or what he stood for He didn't know who he was or what he was capable of. His brother's legacy was his to bear. to create a legacy of his own. Now he would have to struggle

OMINOUS DRUMBEAT for Robert Kennedy It would've been difficult

take his brother's place to watch any man was next to impossible. but watching Lyndon Johnson All I have... I would have given gladly not to be standing here today. of one another without contempt. The two men now rarely spoke "mean, bitter, vicious". Bobby described LBJ as

and "a grandstanding little runt". LBJ called Bobby "a snot-nosed kid" Johnson had particular contempt had never run for office for the fact that Robert or been elected to anything. He saw him as a child of privilege, earned the offices that he held. someone who had never really

own and earned it in his own right. Whereas Johnson fought for it on his

the mantle of the fallen president. LBJ moved quickly to assume a reluctant Robert Kennedy He convinced John Kennedy's cabinet to stay on, along with the rest of sputtering legislative program then swiftly began to push JFK's through Congress. My fellow Americans,

the Civil Rights Act of 1964. I am about to sign into law was sitting on the Hill The Kennedy legislative program by the time of JFK's assassination. and not doing much infuses it with energy, Lyndon Johnson picks it up, drives it through Congress gives it new meaning, new strength, like only Johnson can. here and now, This Administration today,

on poverty in America. declares unconditional war One might expect Bobby to be pleased of the Kennedy agenda. about the success with what LBJ was doing It was hard to be pleased

not his brother. when it was LBJ doing it,

as a usurper, as illegitimate. SHESOL: He thinks of Johnson

to watch Johnson And it's painful for him take these pieces of his brother's legacy. and take ownership no longer belongs to him. It no longer belongs to his brother, It belongs to Lyndon Johnson. the nation's politics, While LBJ dominated Bobby remained inconsolable.

forever dwelling on his loss He was a haunted man, keep his brother's memory alive. as if cultivating the pain helped his brother's old jacket, He took to wearing forgot it somewhere, although he often a connection to his brother as if the jacket was at once wanted to leave behind. and a burden he desperately He couldn't sleep, he'd lost weight. Pain was etched on his face.

"Like hell." And he did. He asked me how he looked. often visited John Kennedy's grave, He and the president's widow drawing them closer together. their shared sorrow could not alone sustain him, When his faith in the Catholic Church

who suggested it was Jacqueline Kennedy of the ancient Greeks. he read the tragic dramas

he read in Aeschylus. "In agony, learn wisdom" "Injustice is the nature of things." Grief humanised him.

from a life dedicated to power I think it took him away and will and ambition, toward a... with people who suffered. a deeper identification from his despair, Slowly Bobby emerged through politics reconnecting to the everyday world the legacy of his brother. and his need to carry forth

Over the past few weeks, Democratic and the liberal parties many leading members of the here in the State of New York a candidate for the US Senate. have talked to me about being On August 22, 1964, worn since his brother's death, still wearing the black tie he had

that for the first time Robert Kennedy announced he would run for political office. of his life It is the biggest transition to go from the shadows to the stage. Let my brother down? He had a fear - what if I lose? made the wrong decision? Let my family down? What if I've to run for Senate? What if I'm not ready

He was still a wounded animal, half a zombie. He wasn't ready to face the voters. The former Attorney General of the US and candidate for the US Senate from New York, Robert F Kennedy. APPLAUSE He was still hurting and suffering. Although voters turned out in large numbers,

Bobby found it hard to accept their enthusiasm. "They're cheering him" he said. "They're for him." He didn't want to trade on being his brother's brother, didn't think that was right.

At the same time, he didn't have a series of things that Robert Kennedy will do as Senator from New York. What about the Fulton Fish Market? What are your impressions?

They have a... lot of fish. It just didn't work very well. I am very pleased and... happy to have the opportunity to speak with all of you this morning. He quickly fell behind in the polls. He was struggling to define himself and what he stood for.

I join Senator Brown... Bob Brownstein, Congressman...

He has spoken for his brother for most of his political life. Suddenly he's a figure in his own right. But he can only see himself fulfilling his brother's legacy, doing what his brother would do if still with us. To continue that effort, we must elect a Democratic administration.

Bobby was at war with himself - his need to emulate his brother battling with his desire to find his own voice.

I think this election is important because a lot needs to be done... ..horrible situation that has to be changed... If elected to Senate, I intend to fight for that. Despite the cheering crowds, as the campaign wound down

the election remained too close to call. Much to Kennedy's chagrin, there was only one man who could help him. The United States needs a young, dynamic, compassionate, fighting liberal representing New York in the US Senate, Bob Kennedy.

It had to stick in RFK's craw to have to accept anything from Johnson. Bobby had trouble hiding his distaste but he was a pragmatist. LBJ may have hated Bobby but he wanted a Democrat in the Senate. When all the votes were counted,

LBJ had helped put Bobby over the top. All of us elected on this day, all of us have a responsibility - our job's just begun. But even victory could not relieve his melancholy. "If my brother was alive" Bobby told a friend, "I wouldn't be here.

"I'd rather have it that way." That night, Bobby called LBJ to thank him for his help. LBJ: We got much to be thankful for. Give our love to Ethel. Let's stay as close as he'd want us to. Fine, Mr President. Congratulations. Tell all that staff, ain't nobody going to divide us. I'll tell mine the same way and we'll move ahead.

I'm proud of you. Thanks for your help. Thanks for calling. It made a hell of a difference. Thank you. Bobby Kennedy was never cut out to be a senator. He was used to making things happen and the Senate's glacial pace irritated him. The second-most powerful man in the most powerful country.

Now he's a junior senator

and can't get a seat on the Foreign Relations Committee. He ran covert actions, now he can't even go to hearings. So he is a grumpy senator who won't sit through long-winded speeches, is disrespectful of other senators, he'll just get up, walk out. Bobby, a friend said, "felt impotent, frustrated, floundering".

Lyndon Johnson began bombing North Vietnam in February, 1965. He had inherited the war from Bobby's brother. Now, he was escalating it.

With Vietnam divided into a communist North and an American-supported South, LBJ hoped that massive air assaults would force the North Vietnamese to abandon their efforts to reunite the country. But the North Vietnamese resisted. For the next three years,

Robert Kennedy's fate would be increasingly bound to the outcome of a war on the other side of the world. Bobby had been committed to the war when his brother was president. Now that LBJ was in the White House, he continued to support its objectives. "The loss of Vietnam," he told an aide, "would mean the loss of all South-East Asia

"and have profound effects on our position throughout the world." Bobby's a cold warrior, sharing the world view that communism is a threat and you have to contain it, so doesn't question the underlying assumptions of the Vietnam War. He embraces them and endorses them. But Robert's deeply uneasy about Johnson's escalation of the war

really from the very beginning. He speaks to Johnson privately on the telephone, conversations that were recorded.

RJK: I have not been involved intimately with South-East Asia or Vietnam but I'd think that war will never be won militarily, that where it will be won is a political war. Military action obviously will have to be taken

but unless the political action is taken concurrently, in my judgement, I don't think it can be successful. I think that that's good thinking and that's not any different from the way I have felt about it. Johnson says that he agrees with Bobby Kennedy completely. It's the sort of thing Johnson probably believes when saying it... but it's not the course of US policy.

All through the spring of 1965, Johnson continued to up the ante. He had already sent 75,000 American soldiers to Vietnam. That July, he sent 50,000 more. As the war drifted out of control, Bobby began to tentatively air his doubts in public.

May I ask the direct question, do you support fully his present policy on Vietnam? Well, I support the... I basically support the policy, Mr Spivak. I have some reservations about whether we're doing enough in the economic and political field and I also have felt for some period of time

that a major effort had to be undertaken in the diplomatic field. SHESOL: Robert Kennedy believes America must bring Ho Chi Minh to the table to negotiate. Johnson, meanwhile, is taking the opposite course, which is to escalate, to bomb Ho into submission. For the rest of 1966, Bobby said little about the war. Instead, he turned his attention to problems at home.

He would begin to speak out on behalf of the dispossessed and as he reached out to them, he would transform his sense of himself. SIRENS In the summer of 1965, riots in Watts, a poor African-American section of Los Angeles,

left 34 people dead and more than 1000 injured. Bobby was shaken. He bumped into some reporter who asked him what he thought about... should these Negroes, as we called them, be obeying the law? He said, what did the law ever do for the Negro? I don't think it's possible in our society and with our government

to tolerate lawlessness and disorder and violence. But at the same time, we've got to make more progress than in the past, be more effective with the programs we've instituted, have some imagination to try to deal with the... the lack of hope that exists in many of these communities.

In a neighbourhood in Brooklyn called Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bobby meant to show the nation what could be done about poverty. Bedford-Stuyvesant has got tremendous problems of unemployment, drugs, slum housing,

and Robert Kennedy was an activist, he wanted to do something about it. He felt it was cheap grace to just make a speech and deplore poverty or racism and not do something about it. And so he gets involved with the community leadership and they plan together an initiative

that will be not only about housing in the neighbourhood, but about jobs and about public safety

and about trying to build a community there. What we brought together for the first time is the city, private foundations, the Federal Government and I think most significant, the private sector. When he went to business people, he didn't say "I want you to give money, I want charity" because that's too easy, that just buys off.

What he did was, he said "I want investment here.

"I want you to run business here. Hire people. Make things here." To have success in Bedford-Stuyvesant will require initiative, imagination and the courage of the people who live in the community... The program must be developed by people who live in the community. He believed the core of any program had to be work and self-help

and self-mastery. People had to have the wherewithal not to be defined by others but to be able to define themselves. America's a very rich country. We could hand out incomes. But what he said was, was that would be profoundly destructive. Robert had begun to reach beyond the guarded politics of his brother.

John Kennedy had always moved slowly, with caution. Now, Bobby was throwing caution to the wind. In March 1966 Kennedy flew to California where his Senate subcommittee was investigating the causes of a strike by migrant grape pickers.

Robert Kennedy walks into the hearings and the witness is this sheriff who is explaining to the committee how it is that he's arresting these demonstrators who are legally picketing.

If I have reason to believe there'll be a riot and somebody tells me there'll be trouble if you don't stop 'em, it's my duty to stop 'em. You go out and arrest them? Absolutely.

But they haven't violated the law. They're ready to violate the law... (Laughter) ..just like these labour people.

Could I suggest during the luncheon period of time that the sheriff and the district attorney read the Constitution of the United States? CHEERS AND APPLAUSE

Bobby declared his support for the grape strike, even joined a picket line. He was discovering there were causes he believed in, people he could fight for. Kennedy took things personally. He saw somebody hurting and he hurt. He was so intense, so personal about somebody else's pain or injustice.

That's what made him a totally different kind of senator. By the beginning of 1967 almost 400,000 Americans were fighting in Vietnam. More than 9000 had been killed...

more than 60,000 wounded. As the carnage continued, senators and congressmen from Lyndon Johnson's own party began to speak out against the war.

But Bobby Kennedy still hesitated. It took Kennedy a long time to decide he was going to oppose the Vietnam War.

It was an agonising process of indecision. He values courage above all other human qualities and he realises he's not displaying courage, he's not displaying leadership. But he was conflicted.

Not until February 1967 would Kennedy break decisively with the President, after a bitter confrontation in the White House. Robert Kennedy takes a trip to Europe in January of 1967. He comes back to find a report in 'Newsweek' that he's received an important 'peace feeler' from the Vietnamese, that they're trying to send a peace plan through him.

There's no truth to this whatsoever, but it's in 'Newsweek'. LBJ asked if we both could come to the White House, which we did.

Johnson was in a foul mood and embarrassed by it. And he was... always prepared to think anything he was embarrassed by was something Bobby had done. LBJ was just terrible. He was mean and nasty to Bobby.

Bobby said "I had nothing to do with this. "I don't know of any peace feelers." And Johnson believed none of it.

And Bobby was just livid. He was so mad. And Bobby comes back to his office and says "The President's unhinged." I mean, he was abusive and maybe just not mentally stable. He told his aides he'd never again have anything to do with Johnson.

The way he'd been treated was so inexcusable he could never have any real dealings with him past that point. A month later, Bobby rose in the Senate, condemned the morality of the war and then admitted his own share of responsibility. "I can testify" he said "that if fault is to be found, "there is enough to go around for all, including myself."

He is the first politician of either party to take responsibility for what's happening in Vietnam,

the first politician to accept blame, which gives a moral strength to the argument that he's making. Do we have the right in the US to say we'll kill tens of thousands, make millions of people, as we have, millions of people, refugees, kill women and children, as we have? I very seriously question whether we have that right. We're saying we'll fight there so we won't fight in Thailand, or the West Coast of the US, so they won't move across the Rockies. But do we... our whole moral position changes tremendously. SHESOL: Robert Kennedy in 1967 is questioning the basic assumptions of the war. He's questioning whether we need to make a stand in Vietnam to protect that region from communism, questioning whether our national security interest in Vietnam is outweighed by the incredible human suffering we're inflicting by waging war in this country. He's questioning the moral legitimacy of this war, which is something that he hasn't done to this point. He's confronted by new issues and he grows to be able to face these challenges. He really learns from experience and becomes something much larger than what he was when he began. Robert Kennedy was now reaching out to Americans everywhere who had been left behind. He had fully awakened from his dark night of mourning. The moral impulse to fight evil and do good that had always been a part of him, was taking a new direction. He wanted to know what life was like for someone else. He would ask, what do you feel, what do you think? He wanted to be inside the eyes of America's casualties, he wanted to see the world the way they saw it. People believed in his understanding of their situation because he visibly was moved. He was someone who responded in the most graphic, human, emotional terms. The hurt he felt from the assassination of his brother gave him that empathy for everyone else who hurt after that. I think he did begin to change incrementally

while he was Attorney General before his brother was killed, but I think that all... grew dramatically after his brother's murder because then he identified with every other victim. Anyone who was a casualty in life, he began to feel was his brother. By 1967, America was in turmoil.

Protestors against the war in Vietnam marched on Washington and bitterly attacked the President.

With the election just one year away, they were desperate for someone to challenge him. Bobby Kennedy was besieged from all sides by people urging him to take on Johnson. But he hesitated, profoundly conflicted. He was tortured about it. I remember talking to him and suddenly this gusher came out about his feelings about Johnson. He says "I know he's President today because my brother appointed him, "nominated him for Vice President. "I know my brother was implicated in the beginning of the Vietnam War. "For me, to run against Johnson, "I have to run against President Kennedy's judgement." And that was agonising, agonising for Robert Kennedy because in a way it would have meant running against the person he loved most in the world, his brother.

While Bobby hesitated, another liberal Democrat, Minnesota Senator Eugene McCarthy, picked up the sword that Kennedy was still refusing to wield. I intend to enter the Democratic primaries in... four States. As McCarthy campaigned through New Hampshire that winter, Bobby watched with dismay and envy. It hurt Kennedy that he was on the sidelines. College students are not just going to McCarthy's campaign, but are starting to heckle him. He spoke at Brooklyn College, and there's a big sign -

'RFK - hawk, dove or chicken?', and that was a razor in his heart. He was really reeling around about what's the right thing to do. But he did not see how it's practical to run. He took a poll in New Hampshire in January of that year that showed Johnson beating him there 67 to 9, or something like that.

That was a pretty convincing argument. At the end of January 1968

a miserable Robert Kennedy finally reached a decision. He would not, he told the National Press Club,

oppose the President for the Democratic nomination "under any foreseeable circumstances". That very same day, Vietnamese communists launched a series of attacks

that made him bitterly regret his decision. 232 GIs killed and 900 wounded in just over two days, the past two days, two of the worst we've known in Vietnam. The widespread fighting convinced many Americans that the war was far from over.

Frustrated with the seemingly endless fighting, more and more turned away from Johnson to Eugene McCarthy. The big surprise in the first primary of Campaign 68

has been the strength of Senator Eugene McCarthy. The volume with which New Hampshire voters today endorsed his effort

signals trouble for Johnson's as yet undeclared re-election bid. The President and his advisers are most concerned about what tonight's returns mean in terms of Bobby Kennedy. Will McCarthy's showing be enough to tempt Kennedy into an open race for the Democratic nomination? "We don't know what Bobby will do" one of the President's closest friends said tonight, adding "Until we do know, we'll be wary."

Maybe I'll say something further after seeing all the figures. Would you accept the draft? Nobody's suggested that. I'm suggesting it now. Would you accept it? I don't think that's a practical matter. Would you refuse it? I don't... would you accept one? He retreats into a deep funk. He stops taking phone calls. He paces around his office, won't talk to aides.

He goes back to Hickory Hill and seems to disappear for several days. What he's doing during this time, besides castigating himself for making this mistake, is deciding he'll run for president. When he emerges, he comes out swinging. I'm announcing today my candidacy... of the United States.

I do not run for the Presidency merely to oppose any man

but to propose new policies. Jackie Kennedy was much concerned by Robert Kennedy's entry into the presidential contest. She said "I believe they'll do the same thing to him "that they did to Jack."

Kennedy's campaign in the State primaries was part politics, part crusade, part circus. In 15 days he stormed through 16 States, tens of thousands of people screaming his name.

Bob was at his best in that campaign. He touched people, he was speaking very directly to them. It was very heart to heart. He said he was doing it to save the country's soul. I believed him. We can return government to the people.

We can change this nation around. We can make a new effort for peace in Vietnam. We can improve the life and quality of America in the United States.

I ask for your help. Am I going to receive your help? WILD CHEERING When he first goes out on the stump, people go crazy. There's so much pent-up anger and frustration and it's explosive when Bobby goes out there.

He goes to the Midwest, you'd think a bastion of conservatism, and appears in Kansas University and Kansas State, these big field houses, and it's like the roof is blown off. We get there and the place is just... not only is it packed,

not only is every seat packed, the entire floor is wall-to-wall people. There are people sitting on the girders, practically hanging from the ceiling, of noise. and an unbelievable cacophony in this big basketball field house. 18,000 white farm kids

against the war, all out, finally, He gives this powerful speech let out of the cage. like it's... he's like a tiger not just from foreign enemies Our country is in danger from our own misguided policies. but above all This war must be ended it can be ended. and in my judgement And it does not involve giving up

to follow the bankrupt policy but it does involve not continuing we're following at the present time. APPLAUSE the louder the cheers. The stronger he gets,

for 'Look' magazine, And I remember a photographer "This is Kansas! he looks over and yells at me, He's going all the f---ing way!" "This is Kansas! F---ing Kansas!

In spite of his wild popularity, he was fighting an uphill battle. Bobby knew of the party bosses... The nomination was in the hands mayors, governors, labour leaders, at the Democratic convention. who would control the votes Kennedy told a reporter. "I have to win through the people"

"Otherwise I'm not going to win."

he was taken by surprise, Then on March 31, 1968, along with the rest of the nation. I shall not seek and I will not accept for another term as your president. the nomination of my party and emotionally exhausted president With no warning, a physically

with Robert Kennedy had put an end to the contest

just 15 days after it had begun. have done this if I hadn't come in." "I wonder" Bobby said "if he would Bobby flew to Indianapolis Four days later, in a black neighbourhood. for a campaign speech

Martin Luther King had been murdered. En route, a reporter had told him people for a mass rally for Kennedy. We were trying to pull together evening that maybe he shouldn't come There were some people saying that maybe there would be violence. because

They didn't want us there. The police thought it was dangerous. But he went.

I knew he'd want to say something. I scribbled something on paper. what he would say. But he'd figured out He'd written it himself.

Martin Luther King had been shot. We brought them the news

for all of you I have very sad news for all of our fellow citizens and I think sad news all over the world. and people who love peace And that is that Martin Luther King was shot and was killed tonight. (People scream) Most of the people hadn't heard Dr King had been shot. And we all cried. We were stunned.

Robert Kennedy spoke from his soul. But that evening For those of you who are black with hatred and distrust and are tempted to be filled of the injustice of such an act against all white people, that I can also feel in my own heart I would only say

the same kind of feeling. but he was killed by a white man. I had a member of my family killed, in the United States, But we have to make an effort to understand, we have to make an effort these rather difficult times. to go beyond they just chill your body. The words, they just ring...

but almost in a prayerful manner. And he did it not in a... loud, He once wrote... My favourite poet was Aeschylus. pain which cannot forget "Even in our sleep

"falls drop by drop upon the heart against our will, "until in our own despair, through the awful grace of God." "comes wisdom pain that cannot forget "In our sleep "falls drop by drop upon the heart

"until in our despair, against our will, "comes wisdom through the awful grace of God." There were riots in more than 100 cities across America after King's death.

there was calm in Indianapolis. But that night

could inspire crowds There was no way that Eugene McCarthy the way Bobby Kennedy did.

But he didn't seem to care. Cool and aloof, opponents of the war, he appealed to white middle class especially college students into the race. scornful of Kennedy's late entry

had a natural affinity for students. Bobby Kennedy when the best students It pained him deeply often signed up with Gene McCarthy. gave Bobby the victory he wanted On election night, Indiana voters but not the knockout blow he needed. primary with McCarthy. This was his first face-to-face

He had to win and did win. first inning of a nine-inning game. But winning Indiana was just the that he could appeal to farmers, A week later, Bobby proved

this time in Nebraska. winning again, Oregon was next. will be focused on Oregon. The attention of the nation

next President of the United States. You could determine who'll be the comfortable, white, suburban voters. But Oregon Democrats were mostly with its focus on race and poverty. They turned away from his campaign a Kennedy lost an election. For the first time ever, "Let's face it" Bobby told a reporter,

to people who have problems." "I appeal best march that he had hoped for. It was not going to be the victory he just absolutely had to win. He had to win California, California was pure mayhem.

like he was some... rock star. People treated him white... Hispanic, It was young people, it was blacks, just pulling for him. I've ever seen in politics, It was the most emotional adulation and Mexican areas. particularly in the black

he invited me to ride in his car The Sunday before the primary,

going through Watts in East LA. "I want you to see what I see. He said of blacks and Mexican Americans." "I see this ecstasy in the eyes

if we have that love and friendship If we make the effort, for our fellow citizens, and understanding we will have a new America. in Los Angeles and California, And you here in Watts, you here you will have made it possible. Give me your help. And I will work with all of you.

Not since Abraham Lincoln been so embraced by people of colour. had a white politician he told an aide. "These are my people" "These are my people." CROWD: RFK! RFK! RFK! On election night there was only good news.

Bobby got the victory he needed, for him in overwhelming numbers. with blacks and Hispanics voting jamming the ballroom The 1500 volunteers of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles were ecstatic as they waited for Bobby to appear. It's a lot of people there. A lot of people.

And everybody really having a wonderful time and getting ready for a terrific party that was gonna take place later. This was really HIS win. Hadn't been done by staff or all these people around him. He did it. He had liberated himself from leaning on his brother's myth. He had found that inner voice.

"I feel now for the first time" Bobby told an aide "that I've shaken off the shadow of my brother." Thank you very much. We watched him speaking from the ballroom of the Ambassador Hotel and we all was feeling very, very good. What I think is clear is

that we can work together in the last analysis and that what's been going on within the US the last three years, the divisions, the violence, the disenchantment with our society, the divisions between blacks and whites, between the poor and the affluent, between age groups or on Vietnam, that we can work together - we're a great country, a selfless country, a compassionate country.

I intend to make that my basis for running over the next few months. So... my thanks to all of you and now it's on to Chicago - let's win this. APPLAUSE AND CHEERS RFK! RFK! RFK!

I left the suite on the fifth floor during RFK's acceptance speech and got into the ballroom just as he was leaving the podium. He goes into the kitchen area. Then I hear... this moan, this cry, these screams.

SCREAMS As Bobby reached out to shake the hands of the people who worked in the kitchen, 24-year-old Sirhan Sirhan fired a bullet into his brain.

Well, delirium broke loose and I realised he had been shot. And people just went nuts.

I saw people punch the walls, lie on the ground, weep.

John Lewis and I just hugged each other and sobbed. Dr King two months earlier and now Robert Kennedy. It was just too much. On June 6, 1968, Bobby died.

Like his brother less than five years before, Robert Kennedy passed on into legend. Two days after Bobby's death, his body was carried to Washington's Arlington Cemetery accompanied by family and friends.

It was like... It was like an Irish wake. Everybody was in pain. Everybody was numb... in shock. Just one... just one long cortege of grief, hour after hour after hour.

And all along the way you saw these unbelievable crowds carrying signs saying "We love you, Bobby", "Goodbye, Bobby".

You saw white faces and black faces and Latino and all the diversity of America, all there beside the tracks as the train went to Washington. It was quite remarkable really, what Bobby Kennedy suddenly meant to the American people.

I say suddenly because it had happened in just a couple of years. It would've been laughable to think of Bobby as a presidential candidate in 1961. And it certainly wasn't laughable in 1968.

He had the capacity to open up himself.

We saw him grow. We saw him change. He was 42 when he was killed. We'll never know, would he really have gotten us out of Vietnam? Would he really have dealt with poverty and racism?

He was cheated out of his chance to test his ideas and his values. It seems to me that what we're doing when we mourn Robert Kennedy is mourning... our own lost possibilities.

30 yards from his brother's grave, Robert Kennedy was laid to rest. Carved on the marble gravestone are the words from Aeschylus

that he could recite from memory... "He who learns must suffer

"and even in our sleep pain that cannot forget "falls drop by drop upon the heart "and in our own despair, against our will, "comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God."

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Thank you. (Blows whistle) And business. Thank you. Australia's counting on you. PHONE RINGS RINGING SLOWS DOWN MEXICAN GUITAR MUSIC

# Oh, mio # Mio, mi With two all-beef patties, sour cream and taco sauce. So, come to McDonald's and feed your inner Mexican. # Mio, mio. #

LOUD TRAFFIC NOISE SUBSIDES ABRUPTLY DOOR SQUEAKS SONG: # Seems to me that all... # Why miss breakfast when you're in a rush? new thick cut toast and espresso coffee at McDonald's. # Finally feels right with me # It's alright with me... # Come and see what's new at breakfast and feed your inner child.

# It's alright with me. #

Nearly a decade ago, a man's fantasy became reality in a forum never seen before - Kitchen Stadium, a giant cooking arena. The motivation for spending his fortune to create Kitchen Stadium was to encounter new, original cuisines, which could be called true artistic creations. A la cuisine!! To realise his dream,

he started choosing the top chefs of various styles of cooking. And he named his men the Iron Chefs, the invincible men of culinary skills. Iron Chef Japanese is Rokusaburo Michiba. Iron Chef French is Hiroyuki Sakai. Iron Chef Chinese is Chen Kenichi.

And Masahiko Kobe is Iron Chef Italian. Kitchen Stadium is the arena where Iron Chefs await the challenges of master chefs from all over the world. Both the Iron Chef and challenger have one hour to tackle the theme ingredient of the day. Using all their senses, skills, creativity, they're to prepare artistic dishes never tasted before.

And if ever a challenger wins over the Iron Chef, he or she will gain the people's ovation and fame forever. Every battle, reputations are on the line in Kitchen Stadium, where master chefs pit their artistic creations against each other. What inspiration will today's challenger bring? And how will the Iron Chef fight back? The heat will be on! TAKESHI KAGA: If memory serves me right, a talented young chef with a growing notoriety

suddenly disappeared from Tokyo a while ago. After pounding the culinary brush, we finally tracked him down deep in the heart of Nara's mountain country running a very unique Italian restaurant with a clientele so exclusive, he would only cook for one party a day.