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.
MC & CU John F. Kennedy Memorial Library building overlooking Boston Harbour (2 SHOTS)
MV Kennedy family on platform awaiting arrival of U.S. President PAN TO Jackie Kennedy Onassis and John Kennedy Junior
GV Jimmy Carter accompanied by Mrs. Carter and others arrive at platform, Carter shakes hands with members of Kennedy family
GV Newsmen and cameramen filming event
CU Carter speaking in English from stand PAN TO Senator Edward Kennedy and crowd applauds
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CU Senator Edward Kennedy addressing crowd in English
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TRANSCRIPT: SEQ. 5: CARTER: "In a press conference in march 1962, when the ravages of being President were beginning ??' show on his face, he was asked this two-part question: ` Mr. President, your brother, Ted, said recently on television, that after seeking the cares of office on you, he wasn't sure he would ever be interested in being President'."
SEQ. 7: SENATOR KENNEDY: "In dedicating this library, we honour Jack and in Honouring Jack, we honour the best in our country and ourselves."
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Background: 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.