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“I’m Just as Close as the Phone”


Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

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On 19 June 1964, Sen. Edward M. “Teddy” Kennedy’s [D–Massachusetts] airplane crashed on its way to the Massachusetts Democratic state convention. Kennedy suffered severe injuries and was hospitalized for the next six months. President Johnson spoke to Teddy’s brother Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy and then to Jacqueline B. “Jackie” Kennedy, the widow of his brother John F. “Jack” Kennedy. 


June 20, 1964
Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California

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