Tom Brokaw: “I knew I had been in the presence of greatness”

Brokaw reflects on covering RFK, who was assassinated 40 years ago today:

But as he [RFK] campaigned across the country, shirt-sleeves rolled up, hair tussled, accompanied by famous black athletes and little known Mexican-American farm workers as well as the glittering friends of the family dynasty, Bobby transformed his image. He was compassionate as well as tough, self-deprecating and fun-loving. He never failed to join in the sing-along on his campaign plane and he was brutally honest with college students hiding behind deferments to avoid service in Vietnam.

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