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the very highest, her parties, for example, would be nobel prize winners and the top people in -- who contributed to our society. it wasn't as it is today,' lot of fat cats and fund raisers. it really trying to appeal to our highest nature. >> the those three years she was first lady were unique as far as jacqueline kennedy and what she did to the country. >> she was 31 years old. it's extraordinary the sense of history that she brought to the white house and the way that she so style lish shi shifted from the sleepy eisenhower years to really it's the first president who was born in the 20th century. so she brought a sense of modernity to the white house and everything this young family did was news. helen thomas who covered the white house then when caroline kennedy's hamster went missing 0 died, you know, that was huge news. the corrupt was eager for all of
that. of course, the press as an institution, we weren't uncovering the dirt then. we didn't really do anythingo sully the wonderful image that this young family put forward. >> a whole different journalistic ethic, if you will. kathy horn, you have written an amazing article in the "new york times"ing about jacquelinet weay dallas. a chanel suit. tell our viewers about the suit, about what happened to it because it's a powerful indication of that moment. >> well, good afternoon, wolf. she will -- it was a chanel suit. she wore it six times before that for sort of working events. she wore it in london. she wore it to meet the prime minister of algeria and his wife at the white house. she, according
to william manchester, before they left on
the texas trip, the president took an exceptional interest, in can the fa the first time in their marriage to ask mrs. kennedy what she planned to wear, to take with her to the texas trip, and the pink suit was one of the outfits that she brought out. and she, of course, when the assassination occurred, it was quite bloodied. her stockings, her shoes, her bag. and she -- when they were on the plane on air force one coming back actually before they dep t departed, there was some concern that she try to clean up her appearance a little bit. people asked her, i think there was president johnson or soon to be president johnson made some suggestions to that end. some of her aides did, as well. and finally, after a fair amount of pressure, she said no, let them see what they've done.
and she returned to washington. she was photographed of course for the swearing in of president johnson, she was paragraphed getting off the plane with her brother-in-law, robert kennedy and she stayed in that suit and the whole outfit till she returned to the white house early in the morning of the 23rd. >> you know, it's interesting, we're showing our viewers live pictures of the gravesite right there. people are coming up, saluting and remembering jfk. that will chanel pink suit, kathy, tell our viewers because you're right about it, what happened to it. >> well, then afterwards, she apparently took the suit off and it was according to manchester, it was put into i an bag by her personal maid. and then at some point in the next six to seven months, it ended up in a dress box. i think in the original dress box that it came in. and it will found its way we
think to janet aachen gloss's attic, her mother in georgetown. sometime around or just before july of 1964, the whole ensemble, including the stockings were wrapped in a white towel. they were all sent to the national archive with janet auchinclaus stationary saying jacque's suit and bag worn november 22nd, 1963, and they stayed in a climate controlled environment and sometime in the late '90s, i believe, one of the archivists there said look, these garments still belong to the kennedy family. so in 2003, caroline kennedy did a gift to the national archives. >> with the stipulation though that it not be made available to be seen by the public, right? >>
for 100 years. so that's 2103.
>> so we're not going to actually see that pink chanel suit for another 100 years or so. all right. we have a lot to discuss. a lot of memories to come forward. you're looking at live pictures of the grave site there at arlington national cemetery. the president and first lady now the motorcade, they've left the white house, they're driving across the poe toe can mag riff to arlington national cemetery. our coverage continues right after this. no matter how busy your morning you can always do something better for yourself. and better is so easy with benefiber. fiber that's taste-free, grit-free and dissolves completely. so you can feel free to add it to anything. and feel better about doing it. better it with benefiber.
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historian, doug loss brinkley is with us. give us your preflexions a little bit about what we're about to see as the current president, the former president, they're getting closer to the gravesite of president john f. kennedy. they will approach the eternal flame. the president will place his hands on the wreath, taps will be played. there will be a moment of silence. it's a moment that all of us, of course, who lived through that era remember 50 years ago, but it's a powerful moment for the country right now, douglas. >> absolutely. well, after kennedy was killed in dallas, the question was, as you mentioned, where is he going to be buried. part of the reason jackie kennedy picked arlington was because of the scenic view. it's so beautiful but mainly because it's surrounded by war dead. he so was so proud, john f. kennedy of his naval career. he pilt it around the pt-109 incident in the pacific. it's a remarkable place. anybody who goes to washington
needs to go to arlington and they do and go look at the grave of president kennedy. it's deeply moving. barack obama loves the kennedy family. ted kennedy was his closest ally. if it wasn't for ted kennedy, it's not clear barack obama would have won in 2008 when he backed obama over hillary clinton. now you get the specter of the two titans of the democratic party, bill clinton and barack obama after being at an awards ceremony for the presidential medal now going there to together to pay respects. it's going to be a poignant moment and important moment. i think it's important i think to remember arlington and remember the flame, not just dallas and conspiracy theories on this 50th anniversary. >> and let me bring ennor clift into this part of the conversation. eleanor, as you take a look at this somber ceremony we're about to see, the laying of the wreath, playing of taps, no one's going to talk. they're just going to remember and reflect. what goes through your mind as
you think about the 50 years later, if you will? >> this is a powerful democratic small d and big "d" tradition. you have jack kennedy which i think woke the country up and showed us all what is possible in terms of public service. bill clinton picked up that mantle. he had some setbacks but now enormously popular. i think he thinks of himself in the kennedy tradition. you have barack obama now at a very low point in his presidency looking both to the deceased president and the very live bill clinton i think for inspiration and for you know, solidarity going forward. at what is possible, what was accomplished. i think you have some say that kennedy was more about promise than reality. but -- >> there we see the two presidents there as they get ready to lay that wreath and they're walking closer.
maureen, you see what's going on over there. >> i do. and you know, i was reminded about how powerful the image of the grave is to everyone. i was talking to a friend of mine who told me that five years ago in a little town outside of bogota, columbia, she was horseback riding. when the man asked who was helping her said asked her where she was from, he said yes, that's where president kennedy is buried. from a small town far, far away this is very much remembered and known. >> to just -- i said kennedy is thought of sometimes as more promise than reality. but having lived through the assassination and the cuban missile crisis and feeling the world 0 could have been blown up, he got us out of that, if he had done nothing else, i think he should be remembered and is remembered. >> let's watch the president now, the current president pay his respects.ézbn
>> so there's the president, the first lady. they're speaking with some kennedy family friends and relatives. the tall young man you saw is jack schlossberg, the son of caroline kennedy. caroline kennedy now the united states ambassador to japan. she only left a few days ago so she's not here in the united states during this 50th anniversary of her father's assassination. she was a young little girl, as
a lot of us remember at the time. but jack schlossberg, jfk's grand on is there. you also saw kathleen kennedy townsend, the former lieutenant governor of maryland, who was standing next to jack [ scattered applause ] berg, as well. john king is watching what's going on. john, as we see all of these kennedy family members and other invited guests at this i guess it's a memorial over at the gravesite, it brings back powerful memories of what's going on. >> it is a sacred place not just for the kennedy family but for the country. if nothing else, a moment like this should remind us all to study our history and cherish our history. imagine this family. there is a president who was assassinated buried there. there was his brother, a senator, robert kennedy buried there. his brother, a senator, ted kennedy buried there. remember these three brothers, very competitive, defined by enormous expectations then in each generation, each year that
followed magnified by tragedy. it wasn't supposed to be jack, it was supposed to be his older brother joe who was killed in world war then it passed to jack, and bobby and teddy. so the history of this family is the history of our country in the last 50, 60 years, if you will, the political history. ups and downs, huge triumphs, remarkable personals and that gravesite, incredible tragedy. >> you look at the family. douglas brinkley, you look at the grandson, jack schlossberg, the son of ambassador caroline kennedy, you see he looks like a kennedy, doesn't he? >> well, he does. and you would think he is. tonight's he's going to be presiding over a ceremony at the smithsonian institute with the medal of honor presidential medal, i'm sorry presidential medal winners. so he's having a very active role in in memorial. >> he certainly is. maureen orthis with us, as well.
you see the kennedy family and the children, the grandchildren when they've gone on and done all sorts of stuff. >> they're really very much defined by service in terms of what they do. kim shriver, for example, you know has -- he, would with intellectual disabilities and special olympics. and then his brother mark, would for save the children. and kerry kennedy, would with human rights and throughout the whole generation, that is what's preached to them, they are supposed to serve. so and it's now going down to the third and sometimes the fourth. >> he inspired maureen to join the peace corps 50 years ago and he's inspired a current generation of young people are inspired, yell nor, by jfk. >> right. and bobby kennedy was cut down on his way to claim the mantle of the presidency and ted did not pick it up but went on to
become i think the most important u.s. senator for 30 years. his name is on every piece of social legislation. if he had lived, president obama wouldn't be having the trouble with health care that he's having today. so yes, enormous public service and great contributions. >> it's interesting the moment that caroline is not here. that's her choice. she just went to japan to take the ambassadorship, stepping into public service after being reluctant to step in for so many years in an important way. she our last direct link to jfk. you remember the famous pictures of the young caroline at the funeral and the like and playing in the oval office. she doesn't like to talk about this. this is clearly a choice she wanted no part of this moment. >> yeah. douglas brinkley, you see the former president bill clinton, the first lady there. and the other former first lady, the former secretary of state, the clintons and the obamas, they've gathered together to remember 50 years later the
assassination of jfk. you see what's going on in the current political environment between the clintons and the obamas and the affordable care act. obama care, the possibility that hillary clinton might run for president once again in 20816. there's a lot to digest here. >> well, there is. and you know, remember, without yuan f kennedy, there may not have been a barack obama presidency. just the kennedys synonymous with civil rights. yes, dwight eisenhower in the 1950s appointed earl warren to the supreme court and a lot of federal judges. ike did a good job at little rock but it was really kennedy who embraced in the end of the spirit of the march on washington but also stood up to george wallace and started putting the idea of civil rights into the parlance of the country in a very real way. so for it has to be an important moving day for barack obama. and bill clinton and barack obama have had their ups and downs. there's i think at one point,
the president said he can take bill clinton in doses but not too much of him because he's such an overwhelming figure but today they're very bonded i'm sure in reflecting with the kennedy family on what this anniversary means for our country. >> certainly is. and as we watch the president, it can loos like they're getting ready to leave the gravesite at arlington national cemetery and head back to the white house. there you see the former president bill clinton, former secretary of state mrs. clinton, as well. let's bringing in dr. ronald jones, the chief surgical resident at parkland memorial hospital in dallas when the call came in that the president of the united states had been shot. he was part of the team that will worked on the president in a desperate attempt to save his life. dr. jones is joining us now from dallas. so what do you think when you see these pictures, remembering what happened 50 years ago, dr. jones? >> i think the emotions are entirely different. 50 years ago, it was a horrible
incident and we were all an troubled by it and particularly in dallas. and now it's an entirely different emotion that you have, a memory moriam type thing which we will be celebrating friday in dallas. and there will be thousands of people on hand to observe that one hour of solitude set aside in this memory. >> hold on for a moment, dr. jones. i want to get your reflections on what happened that day. eleanor clift is still with us. she's celebrated her 50th year at "newsweek" magazine. so she's been an observer. she's had a front row seat to all these years. you see the president, eleanor, you see the first lady and the former president, former first lady. they're leaving right now. they'll get in the motorcade and presumably drive back to the white house which is just across the potomac river. so many people go to are annington national cemetery.
they want to pay their respects to the u.s. military men and women, but so many of them go because they want to go to that gravesite of jfk. >> they want to touch the memory of kennedy and to remember i think when public service was really revered in this country and when people. worked together in governing was something that people did supposed to just scoring political points. hard not to watch this and sort of contrast it what it was like then to what we see today. and then you look at the two presidents, and maybe a future president in hillary clinton. and you realize how essentially they're bonded to each other. the clinton legacy, obama's success, what kind of campaign hillary will run if she runs, these three people are together in a way that i can't think of any parallel in american history. >> we'll take another quick break, but john, they're doing this today instead of friday
because of scheduling. i think because they wanted the clintons to participate in this wreath-laying ceremony. is what what you heard why they didn't do this on friday, the actual an anniversary day? >> and to link it with the medal of freedom, something started by president kennedy that president obama very much wanted to do as part of this. >> this is a historic week. you're looking at the pictures only moments ago when that moment of honor for john f. kennedy was recalled. we'll take a quick break. we'll be right back. i started part-time, now i'm a manager.n. my employer matches my charitable giving. really. i get bonuses even working part-time. where i work, over 400 people are promoted every day. healthcare starting under $40 a month. i got education benefits. i work at walmart.
a flash from dallas. two priests who were with president kennedy say he is dead. >> of bullet wounds. >> and there it is, the eternal flame at the gravesite of president john f. kennedy only moments ago, you saw the president of the united states, barack obama, and the first lady, the former president bill clinton, the former first lady hillary clinton. they paid their respects. remembering 50 years ago this friday the assassination in dallas, texas. dr. ronald jones was the chief surgical resident at parkland memory cal hospital in dallas when that all of call came in, the president of the united states had been shot. dr. jones joining us once again. you remember his condition when he actually arrived what you were trying to doing to save him, dr. jones? >> when i first saw him, i
walked into trauma room one and mrs. kennedy was on the left and he was on a stretcher, had just arrived. and i saw a small wound about a quarter of an inch in the midline anterior neck. he was emotionless. his eyes were open. and i did not see any evidence of life. although one of the second year residents, dr. james carrie cohad thought he had seen some attempts at respiration so he was attempting to insert an endotracheal tube or airway tube into the windpipe and that triggered the resuscitation that we started. >> obviously that was not successful. were you there when the two priests came into the room? >> i had left before the priests came in. i had started and performed a venus section or cutdown to start an iv in his left upper arm and had inserted chest tubes in his right and left chest.
and then eventually we had an electrocardiogram or ekg or heart machine looked up. when i looked at it is, it was just a straight line, no evidence of heart activity. >> so was he basically dead when he arrived at the hospital? is that what you're suggesting, doctor? >> yes, i think he was. the first thing you do with a trauma patient is get an airway and iv going and you do the into your rog lick exam. we knew he had the small wound in the front of the neck and a significant wound in the back of had his head. and my initial impression was that he had been shot from the front and this was an exit wound in the back of the head. and it didn't take us but just a few minutes after we got the resuscitation started to realize that this was a lethal wound and there was a few bits of skull and some brain and a massive amount of blood on the cart dripping onto the floor. >> did you have an exchange with the first lady, jacqueline kennedy during those all of all of minutes in. >> i did not speak with her.
i don't believe anyone at the stretcher table working on the president did. she was there intermittently and she would leave and come back. but she had a very stoic face. she will -- my impression was that she knew this could happen. it had happened. and she accepted it. but she was very composed. she was not hysterical and she was not crying. she was truly a first lady. >> dr. jones, thanks for trying to, you and the other physicians and nurses at the hospital, obviously, life would have been totally different had he survived. dr. jones, don't go away. gloria borger is joining us in this conversation, as well. gloria, 50 years ago then. now it's a very different scene here. excuse me. here in washington, d.c. right now. it seems like almost two political worlds and i want maureen and eleanor to weigh in,
as well. it was a very different washington then. >> it was a very different washington then. it was bipartisan for one thing. and i think that life with the obamas in many ways, there was this young couple in the white house with young children. a sense of anticipation. two president who's saw themselves in different ways as transformational. president, one the first catholic, one the first african-american but this president is so young. he doesn't have any real memory of jfk. and in a way, though, he has affected his presidency, of course, because the civil rights movement during kennedy but also ted kennedy was such a mentor to president obama, particularly as he embarked upon his signature legislative achievement which we all know is in some trouble now, but ted kennedy was his guide
through health care reform. until he died without seeing it to its finish. >> i remember being in american university when caroline kennedy and ted kennedy enforced barack obama. that was an amazing moment that i think was probably one of the happiest moments of barack obama's entire political career. >> when caroline said that the enthusiasm for capped obama reminded her of what people said the enthusiasm was for her father and ted kennedy endorsing obama was of course, a huge moment. and now you see the clintons with obama having fought that very, very long fight. now having reconciled of course, hillary having served with imhad. so these things kind of come full circle. i think there are a few more steps along the road now as we go into the next political arena.
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i mean, presidents do gather when a death of other presidents. i remember when richard nixon died, it was almost an extraordinary photo to see so many expresidents and active president bill clinton there and waiting out in yorba linda, california, but remember the president that we haven't mentioned on our program is lyndon johnson. we lost john f. kennedy 50 years ago and got lyndon johnson. he actually i think did an extraordinary job of healing the country. he did every courtesy he could to the kennedy family. he made sure the world knew that he was in charge in a right and appropriate way and to jackie kennedy herself, he was just beyond gracious and it sometimes gets lost in the shuffle, it wasn't easy for johnson to replace this is charismatic john f. kennedy and he had to come in. and he used the legacy of kennedy to push through the extraordinary great society programs, medicaid and medicare and the war on poverty and you
know, scenic rivers, environmental protection and school food programs at school and urban housing and on and on. in many ways, a lot of johnson probably deserves more credit than historians have gotten him because he continued the work of the kennedys new frontier. >> let's not forget civil rights either. but there was another issue that obviously -- and maybe i'll have gerald posner pick up on this, the vietnam war. lbj, nixon, a lot of us remember those years. if jfk, can gerald posner, had lived, would the u.s. still have gotten involved in vietnam the way it did? >> wolf, that's the $66,000 question. that's why we are so sort of immersed as a society in this assassination is not just the death of a president because it is john kennedy and he was so early in his presidency. just two and a half years in.
he become aror shack test for what people think he would have done. so people who think vietnam would not have been the unmitigated disaster it was, they say kennedy would have got us out. he would have done that differently. if he had been killed in the sixth or seventh year of his second term, we knew what his successes and failures were, there won't have been all the lost hope there was on this young president. if barack obama had been assassinated in the second year of his presidency, he would be considered today one of the great presidents because everybody would have said he would have gone on to such great things. that's what we do with jack kennedy. we think, no matter where we stand in the political spectrum, democrats or republicans that this man would have achieved the goals we wanted individually. >> gloria, i know you want to weigh in. >> i know in deciding what to do about afghanistan, the president paid an awful lot of attention to lyndon johnson and jack kennedy and their relationships
with the generals. and was very concerned about his own relationships with the generals and whether in fact, you can get overtaken by the military industrial complex if you're the president of the united states and whether things would have turned out differently if jack kennedy had been alive for the rest of vietnam, and the question of whether lbj listened to his generals just a little bit too much. so i know this is something that he thought about in making decisions about the use of force, particularly extending the war in afghanistan, decisions about whether or not to have the surge, for example. >> do you want to -- >> i think it's interesting because jack kennedy was a world war ii hero and he had served. and neither president clinton nor president bush nor barack obama has served. and i really think psychologically, that must weigh on them in some way. i think in a way they as creed
to the military perhaps more. >> president bush did -- >> i'm talking about bush 2. >> he served in the national guard. >> he didn't see combat. i think that that makes a psychological difference when you're negotiating with generals and even if you know how to salute properly, i think all those psychological things weighing >> kennedy defied all the generals' advice and didn't seek a military response in the cuban missile crisis. and so that was very important. but you know, i think president obama does -- he did bow to the generals with the surge in afghanistan. i think he may admit that that was a mistake because as soon as he put the surge in it, he pulled it back out. >> guess what, they're about to extend the -- for another ten years. >> maybe he needs to reread that. >> hold on a minute.
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buried their beloved leader. may his family find comfort in knowing they walked with greatness. and may the soul of john fitzgerald kennedy rest in peace. >> friday, the nation marks the 50th anniversary of president john f. kennedy's assassination. there you see live pictures from his gravesite at arlington national cemetery. there are ceremonies planned at dealey plaza in dallas where the president was shot. my next guest will be there offering visitors a unique look back at that will very tragic day. scott as tin operates the jfk trolley tour which takes
visitors along the same routes taken by president kennedy and lee harvey oswald. scott is joining us now. what do people >> they learn a great deal, wolf. most people we get, you know, come here from america or internationally. they know president kennedy was shot and killed, but they don't know what it was like to be in dallas as these days unfolded. that's what we do on the jfk trolley tour. we take them on a minute my minute timeline through november 22nd and days after. >> people come not only from the united states but as you point out, from around the world. if they come to dallas, they want to see if jfk was shot. is that right? >> absolutely. president kennedy was loved by americans. he was also loved around the world. europeans tell me daily that president john f. kennedy was the savior of the western hem fear, and they're very curious
about this, and jfk, the assassination is the most talked about, written about murder in the history of the world, and there's still a lot of mystery about it from the conspiracies written and they want to see first hand for themself. >> i can speak first hand, a couple years ago when i was in dallas for the all-star game, a couple guys went over to the texas school book detauzatory and walked around dealey plaza. we wanted to see what was going on. as much as i lived through the era, knew a lot about it, i i attest i learned from being there, seeing that awful situation. i'm sure people give you that same impression whenever they see you, scott. >> you know, they do in a lot of ways. but i got to add this. when people get off our tour, we have such a potpourri of people. a lot of people who came on it
voted for jack kennedy. they're very moved by this, very personal for them. 9/11 was also moving for america americans, but this is a real personal thing because it was an individual man who shared their idea, liked the way the country was moving in his direction, so we get a lot of people who cry. we get youngsters on board who never knew who lee harvey oswald was until the end of the tour. >> scott has the jfk trolley tour in dallas. appreciate it very much. we'll take another quick break. more special coverage right after this. [ male announcer ] research suggests cell health plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. with 7 antioxidants to support cell health. (dad) just feather it out. (son) ok. feather it out. (dad) all right. that's ok. (dad) put it in second, put it in second. (dad) slow it down. put the clutch in, break it, break it. (dad) just like i showed you. dad, you didn't show me, you showed him.
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a special week, a special day, let's get a final thought. eleanor clift, what do you think? >> nice to have this pause to reflect on what was and might have been, but back to reality pretty soon. >> yeah. >> i'm personally very, very happy president kennedy inspired me to join the peace corps, because he gave us the legacy that those who served for peace also serve. it's not always just about the military. >> gloria? >> today, we have seen a generation kind of pass before our eyes, which reminds us of the resiliency of this country, whether it's in the medal of the freedom that was awarded to this astonishing array of people, and then moving on to the 50th
anniversary of jfk tells us an awful lot about our ability to change and adjust and overcome tragedy. >> the historian douglas brinkley, thought? >> the internal flame represents john f. kennedy's can-do spirit. that's what the american people are hungering for now. he said we could put a man on the moon at the end of the decade. that's why people loved john kennedy. he appealed to our optimism and our sense of public service. >> we had a tremendous loss of faith in the government after jack kennedy was killed and i hope the american people remember that to the extent that sometimes people play a board game of who killed kennedy, it's a tremendous disservice to the kennedy family. they deserve better. we all lost somebody, but they lost a key member to their family and we do a disservice to them when we may these conspiracy games.
>> thanks to all of you for remembering, reflecting. if we don't learn from history, unfortunately, we could repeat history. let's learn from those awful days. i'll be back 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room." a special news room with brooke baldwin continues right after this. to farmer. and our giant idaho potato truck is still missing. so my dog and i we're going to go find it. it's out there somewhere spreading the good word about idaho potatoes and raising money for meals on wheels. but we'd really like our truck back, so if you see it, let us know, would you? thanks. what? shhhh! i have a cold with this annoying runny nose. [ sniffles ] i better take something. [ male announcer ] dayquil cold and flu doesn't treat that. it doesn't? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast-acting antihistamine. oh what a relief it is!
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