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>> the question is when was last time he saw mrs. kennedy. and what were your feelings when she passed and when john junior passed away as well. >> well, i saw her, the last time was in june of 1968 that robert kennedy's funeral. i was at that time the agent in charge and i brought president johnson to the funeral and i saw her and spoke to her briefly. but that was the last time that i saw her. and she got married outfall as you know. was it a question? >> were your feelings when she passed away? >> when she passed away in may of 1994, it just so happened that that day i had an appointment with president clinton and yet asked me to come because he wanted to talk to me in the oval office. so i went there and in that evening after i went home, i found out that her condition had worsened that we discussed about how sick she really was.
that night i found out that she had died. i was very sad. i really wanted to talk to her again. but i also knew that she heard my voice, it was going to be a memory of what had happened back in dallas. and i did not think that that would be the thing to do. young john, when he was killed in a plane crash, it was such a shock and so terrible. because i was with him early when he was born in now to know that he died in that manner was just absolutely terrible. so he would have been 53 years old today. >> okay, two more questions. [inaudible question] [inaudible question] >> did everyone hear that? >> you need to read the book.
>> this is our publisher. thank you. [laughter] >> yes, that is true. >> a nice testament. >> yes, caroline said finally that mrs. kennedy thought a lot of me and she didn't have any problem about what i was writing. [inaudible question] >> are you asking about the writing process and how difficult was? >> well, it was very difficult. we had an office in two computers side by side. we spent a must most when four hours a day together for many months. and i did not live through this time. so all of this is his memories.
there's a great deal of video footage as we showed showed you tonight. and so we would watch those videos together. and it was very emotional. and he would tell me what happened in certain then certain things would bring back memories to him. and many times we have to had to stop because i could see how difficult it was especially true of august. and i said this is the last book, we are not going to make you go through this again. so let's just get everything out there this time along. would you like to say anything about that? >> it was very emotional. getting the material out, talking to lisa and unloading that emotional baggage was a lot and it was very beneficial to me. it was cathartic to me. i am really glad that i have done it because i am much better
now than i was. we started the process and i could barely talk about it without breaking down because it was so painful. and many of the agents are the same way. we had never talked about the assassination of monks them. we had never talked about family members or with anyone. i testified to the commission and i had one interview on 60 minutes. other than that, we had never talked about the assassination at all. >> the only one alive today, those who are on the card. >> okay, should we get to the book signing? thank you all for coming. [applause] [applause]
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it was always the perspective. in other words, she was the one that stood out to say hello and she was responsible. and i was very much the idea and she was a victim. and she should have been protected. and they say it was a transformation of an elite force into the political rally where she was killed and after. we saw videos and pictures and we talked to numerous individuals and so no delete information or police protection. and that was the beauty of this.
>> secretary general geraldo maenads on the international inquiry that he led to a pakistani prime minister benazir bhutto tonight on "after words." >> coming in january, in depth with marco van. he will take your questions for three hours beginning at noon eastern, january 5. all part of booktv, weekends on c-span2. an online for this booktv bookclub, we want to know what your favorite bookstore in the year 2013. join other readers to discuss the books published this year. click on bookclub to enter the chat room. >> coming up next, "after words" with kim barker and author of the taliban and shuffle. this week, geraldo money reporte international inquiry he led and the u.s. assistant secretary general reports on the
international inquiry and the program is about one hour. >> host: welcome, ambassador heraldo munoz. i want to start with the obvious question. what made you decide to write the book reign. >> guest: immediately after i reported to the secretary general, there was a change in government in my country and the country of chile. until i had free time first. second, there were a lot interested in the story. .. dry report and tell the
people of the united states, pakistan ask the world -- and the world what had transpired during the investigation which was as important as what we actually wrote in the report. that's what led me to do that. and then there was also a personal commitment to the story of benazir bhutto, because she had, in a sense, put her life at risk. and she knew that there were threats against her life. and nevertheless, there were high values for her, the recovery of democracy in pakistan, the idea of making the radicalization in pakistan a thing of the past controlling the armed forces and the part of the civilian government. all of that was very close to my own experience because i was a dissident against a dictatorship this
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