Shortly before the United States Congressional Elections, Senator Edward Kennedy, youngest brother of the late President John F.
SCU Kennedy through supporters (2 shots)
CU Kennedy being interviewed.
TRANSCRIPT (SEQ 3):
REPORTER: "There is a certain reaction in this country against student violence.
KENNEDY: "Oh yes there is certainly, against student violence....there should be. I don't know anyone who holds any brief on violence on the campus or violence by society.
REPORTER: "But Senator have you found that your personal misfortunes in the past few months have had any effect on the reception you've received ?"
KENNEDY: "Well, I'm warmly received travelling around.
REPORTER: "What do you think's worrying people most... the economic problem, what else?
KENNEDY: "I think those are the matters. People have lost hundreds of thousands of jobs in this state, they...it's difficult for them to buy new homes, it's difficult for them to own homes now because of increased property taxes. We're not building the housing which is needed, we're not meeting the domestic kinds of problems in this country.
REPORTER: "I know that you've said in answer to questions, "no" to 1972, but is this your present assessment, or is it an irrevocable decision?.
KENNEDY: "I've stated time and time again my position in the future, I'm looking forward to this election and the one thing that Kennedys have learned and perhaps tried to be so, is not to plan too far in the future."
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Background: Shortly before the United States Congressional Elections, Senator Edward Kennedy, youngest brother of the late President John F. Kennedy, talked to a British reporter about the problems which seemed to most concern his electorate and the United States in general. He also replied to questions about his political future.