As one of the most complex, charismatic and controversial figures of our times, Robert F. Kennedy occupies a remarkable and paradoxical place in the American imagination. His admirers say he represented the last hope of revitalizing the liberal tradition while his detractors point to his personal ruthlessness, his total dedication to President John F. Kennedy’s political career and his involvement with the McCarthy Committee.
But who was Robert Kennedy? What kind of human being was he? How different was he from the myth that surrounded his name. Part of him was a visionary, a radical, a prophetic voice and ultimately, an astute politician. However there was a much deeper significance to RFK’s life. He embodied the hopes and aspirations of the underclass; those suffering in pain, the silent, the destitute and the masses left behind by economic progress. In this episode we provide a memorable portrait of his enduring legacy; but more importantly, what kind of leader did America lose.