Fifty Years Later: What American Politics Today Can Learn from the Legacy of Robert Kennedy


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
Kerry Kennedy
Chris Matthews

Kerry Kennedy          
President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Human Rights Activist and Writer
Chris Matthews
Host, Hardball with Chris Matthews
Author, Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit
Mike Barnicle (Moderator)
Print and broadcast journalist
Social and political commentator

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Panelists Kerry Kennedy, Human Rights Activist, and Chris Matthews, Host of Hardball with Chris Matthews, joined Moderator Mike Barnicle, political commentator for a discussion on the legacy of Robert Kennedy's legacy. The panelists first discussed the life of Kennedy, using various personal anecdotes about their experience with him, moving on to his work in public service and his personal philosophy, finally ending with the current Democratic and general political need for a modern uniting leader who embodies the charismatic, selfless, and noble spirit of Robert Kennedy.