• Short Summary

    In the United States, President Jimmy Carter and his political rival, Senator Edward Kennedy, put aside their differences for a few hours when both attended the opening of a memorial library in Boston -- dedicated to the late President John F.

  • Description

    In the United States, President Jimmy Carter and his political rival, Senator Edward Kennedy, put aside their differences for a few hours when both attended the opening of a memorial library in Boston -- dedicated to the late President John F. Kennedy. In his speech, Mr Carter said the essence of John F. Kennedy's brief Presidency was his appeal for "unselfish dedication to the common good."
    SYNOPSIS: The memorial library cost twelve million dollars (U.S.) and was completed sixteen years after President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. Politics and nostalgia intermingled as Senator Kennedy and other members of the large Kennedy clan awaited the arrival of President Carter and his wife. Members of the Kennedy family included Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis -- the President's widow -- and their two children, John and Caroline.

    Mr. Carter was guest of honour at the ceremony, and on arrival he greeted each member of the Kennedy family warmly.

    The late President's brother, Senator Edward Kennedy, is expected to announce soon that he'll challenge Mr. Carter for the 1980 Democratic Party Presidential Nomination. In his speech. Mr. Carter made a light-hearted suggestion that Senator Kennedy should not challenge him for the White House.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA28YXGUMXP5RA71DZJLX0OG96I
    Media URN:
    VLVA28YXGUMXP5RA71DZJLX0OG96I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/10/1979
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:04:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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