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Fresh "JFK" from Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning
"The New York Post agree with him? We'll talk with a Greg Jean Grand Day. It's all coming up. I'm burning by the with the W O R traffic at the George Washington Bridge. You're still looking at delays of 35 minutes at the tolls in a jam to cross the span, all because of an earlier crash on the cross Bronx by the sheriff and now cleared away. It's 15 for the lower level. Lincoln and the Holland at 10 Minutes apiece. You're gonna see delays. If you're traveling on the L I e in queens, Heading eastbound by the Cross Island exit, 30 Disabled vehicle blocks off the right hand lane is Jem back from the ClearView and also westbound l I e xtra. So from the van Wyk Into Woodhaven Boulevard. If you're on the belt Parkway west Bond relation of JFK Expressway into Lefferts Boulevard, the supporting sponsored by Smart, mouthy, only 24 mouthwash with twice the leaves. Stay fresh out there with smart mouth mouthwash. She only mouthwash. It provides 24 hours of fresh breath with twice daily use. So whatever day may bring, you can stay Sunny with a side of fresh. Grab a bottle today Find smart mouth in the mouthwash Island, Walgreens or visits Pharma come to find a retailer near you are next traffic updates and 15 minutes. Now, let's take a look at the W O R Weather channel forecast absolutely gorgeous weather now, too. And through the upcoming weekend, maybe a change for the Sunday forecast believe it positive for now. Some high cloud with.
United Airlines flies to JFK for the first time since 2015
"Airlines yesterday flew to New York's JFK Airport. For the first time in more than five years as the carrier takes advantage of a lull in air travel to snag space at the ones congested airport United Shea F. K Service kicked off of the flight from Los Angeles International and flight from its San Francisco international Airport hub.
Utah Senator Mitt Romney gets Profile in Courage Award for impeachment vote
"Utah Senator Mitt Romney is this year's recipient of the Kennedy Family Profile in Courage Award Michael Kastner reports. Romney was the only Republican senator who voted to convict during Donald Trump's impeachment trial in 2020, JFK's daughter, Caroline Kennedy and grandson Jack's lost. Berg spoke with the Today show this morning. He showed us all that courage and faith and integrity are outdated on that politics can still be a noble profession. Romney study was honored and humbled by the award. Whether I should get a head is not entirely up to you, but whether or not you live by your conscience is entirely up to you. The award was given virtually this year because of the pandemic. I'm Michael
Fauci says Trump should urge Republicans to get vaccinated
"Little dirty worm. This Fauci, you know what they call him in Washington behind his back. He's known as Tony Baloney that zoom in Washington D C. Tony Baloney. This guy is such a fraud. Such a weasel this worm found to use on all the Sunday shows. If only Trump would endorse the vaccine. It would be, it would seems like an intrinsic contradiction. that you had a program that was started during his pregnancy, and he's not out telling people to get vaccinated. I wish he would. He has such an incredible influence. Over people in the Republican Party. It would really be a game changer if he did know what is he saying if Trump would only endorse the vaccine That would be a game changer. Isn't that what he just said? Yes on If you don't believe me, I have this up on Twitter. You can see it. On March, 4th. Dr. Anthony Fauci publicly thanked Donald Trump for endorsing the vaccine. Remember the one big speech that Trump made was cpac? That was the speech that everybody saw the 30 million people. That was the speech and certainly all of his followers saw that. In the middle of that speech, he endorsed the vaccine. And if you check my Twitter if you think I'm kidding. It was March the fourth doctor Fauci after that speech, thank the president for endorsing the vaccine. So yesterday, he said. Why can't the press endorsed vaccine about you could save? Maybe he forgot. It's only 10 days. Do you think he forgot? He's just a con man. That's why behind his back in Washington. Everybody calls him Tony Baloney. Uh, Trump not only endorsed the vaccine. He created the vaccine. That's like saying a JFK. Why can't you endorse this base program? He's the one that created it and pushed it. What endorsed the vaccine. He's the one that created Operation Warp speed. He's the one that set up the program to get the vaccine. Fauci, his own boss. Said, watching Trump run operation Vaccine. Exact words was breathtaking and miraculously a watch. So this phony baloney. Fauci has gotta go
How Content Creators Have Gained the Power in Esports with AFK Creators CEO Matt Woods
"We are talking to them and co-founder of JFK creators Matt Woods better known as Mazzios Maddio's welcome to the show. Thanks for having me met super excited and sad but also honored to be one of the last guests. It has been quite a ride quite a ride for sure and I am so happy to have you on the show because we're going to be talking about one of the big stories in Esports, which is this transition from E Sports organizations into these hubs of digital influence the rise of the gaming influencer and really so much that's kind of central to what Esports is right now. But first you need to know about a creators as a streamer and YouTube content creator Matthew has been in and around Esports four years in 2019. He co-founded AFK creators a talent management and influencer marketing agency. They have players like Ellen energies Rogue five up the Among Us God average Jonas in addition to another 1,500 or so influencers. So it's big founded educate creators has run major campaigns from France like manscaped and nordvpn off Brands. JFK creams runs tournaments helps coordinate brand Partnerships with e Sports properties and then just campaigns for Esports players and content creators AFK takes on the role of agent finds independent brand deals and helps them build their own person. No brands on the show going to be talking about AFK, of course, but really expanding this conversation wider that ongoing push of a sports organizations into hubs of digital influence that rise to the gaming impulse or why they're unique in the world foods are marketing and how companies like JFK help navigate twitch and YouTube for their clients. So Mario's first take us behind the Inception of the AFK brand. What did you see missing as a twitch streamer and consecrated that you wanted to create for others? Yes I back in this is 2018 is when I know life League of Legends and and became somewhat good at the game, but more good at the craziest champion in the game, which is which is Ivan most popularized by by Tyler one in the last couple of years, but entering into that space the content world trying to make educational content and playing with with high low players at the time it quickly became apparent to me that there was really a lack of birth. Trust and transparency and also knowledge that X on the part of content creators or influences. If you want to call them that which ultimately with my friends. I never really had Grand Ambitions to to want to become a celebrity status at all. But why did really want to do is help my friends not get you know screwed over by by opportunity to put it bluntly. And so that's kind of how I entered into the space helping many people in League of Legends and overtime that expanded to work with content creators streamers Pro players offer a wide variety of games and not just in my my homeland of the UK, but very quickly through word-of-mouth working with creators around the world and which is something quite unique about them because since day one we've had that very much Global diverse mindset about ourselves and really what what then became a parent working with creators and helping them, you know respond to them. This inquiries and negotiate that deals and deliverables with with Brands was equally especially in the Esports startup world, but more generally for for all all opportunities is that bronze themselves wouldn't necessarily know how to approach influences and how to to structure deals and coming from this background of marketing and growth in my full-time job. I was ready able to help them and that really became a passion because I had a passion for Esports at a passion for startups and I could see great teams and great products who really wanted to grow their user base wage. I'm work with influencers which many of them followed themselves and and we're big fans of just didn't know how to do it in the best way. So that's how F came came came to be and it's been a wild to ride grown from myself working out of a a bedroom to being Thirty people today with people based around the world. We have over 150 signed X Club. It influences and pro players and it's it's been a wild ride, but it's great to be able to to help others us that's really the main the main goal from the outset. Absolutely and it's been a very interesting year for absolutely everybody and AFK was created about a month before actually launched this podcast assuming January 2019, which I believe I saw is the correct launch day for AFK. That's about a year. It's a we've had a weird spot here because we basically she said one year of the podcast or your company in Cove at times and one year outside of it. Can you compare and contrast how those two years sort of ran because it's definitely been an interesting switch up even though there's been a lot that stayed the same the conversations have changed and the way brands of approach to space have definitely changed as well. So could you contrast sort of that first year of creation and then how it changed as we get past this one year mark of covid-19 becoming a global disease which happened in March of 2020. Yeah, it's really I think it's changing in many ways like for our company. We we had an office that shot down but we were fortunate enough that we always had people working remotely. I think the bulb the day-to-day of our our role other than having to accept that every communication is limited hasn't really changed so much one of the biggest thing that has changed and I think has really changed it took bronze is the inability to do things physically. So obviously, you know, there's no twitchcon anymore. There's no other industry events. There's no way to touch and things if I was a brand to educate myself on the space how best to enter so what I have noticed is that being removed has restricted certain opportunity juice. Is especially if I was a non-endemic brand thinking how do I enter into the space certain traditional elements which they could relate to and understand have been completely removed and it also has inhibited. I think the network of smaller influences. That's better that were kind of quite Reliant upon going to these physical events and networking building Rapport relationships with Brands face-to-face. So that's one thing I've definitely noticed but we're definitely very fortunate in the privileged position to be a company that unfortunately has kind of not I don't want to say benefits it but prospered under under covid-19 H Ur of of the work we do can be done remote everything's online. The dish gaming space has exploded for obvious reasons. And so, you know, there's just been more opportunities and there's been more exciting opportunities to work with brands that want to experiment dog. That be you know, a fast food delivery company or even an energy drink company that previously wasn't in the space.
Maskless, boozing JetBlue passenger faces $14,500 FAA fine
"Under the FAA is plan to go after those who refused to follow mask rules and flight. It could be a very expensive plane ticket for a JetBlue passenger, the FAA, saying it intends to find the man $14,500 for refusing to wear a mask and refusing to stop drinking alcohol He brought on board. He was just Amber 23rd. The flight from JFK Airport in New York to the Dominican Republic had to make an emergency landing at £4000 overweight because of all the fuel on board to get him off the flight. Crew members say they repeatedly told him to wear a mask, and he refused, like Stone, ABC News
"jfk" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"Is kennedy now. Looks very different. Headley enough security within just a random guy that looked nothing like him and said oh my god what is worthy of the conspiracy and this would be more of a celestial one is the kennedys have had the craziest luck bad luck. I mean that's the simulation. Yeah it's really hard to imagine a family that dealt with more crazy stuff. I mean just one after another. Oh yeah and you can see why any of them dying still seem suspicious when you look at everything. That's come before. So i can see why people treat the pain crash ninety nine as another conspiracy but also like bad luck happens. Yes and all of them are so public that we're going to hear about the crazy stuff. Most families do crazy stuff. But you don't hear about it tardily a another chance thing about the whole. Jfk situation jfk was actually talking to his special assistant. Kenneth donal just before leaving for dallas and these were the words that he said just before we got to dallas. If anybody really wanted to shoot the president of the united states it would not be a very difficult job to do. Get into a high building. Someday with telescopic rifle knows nothing. Anybody could do to fiend against such an attempt. Oh my god. He ordered his own assassination. Is right there imprint. That to me is like what are the chances of just like very specifically talking about the way you're about to die just before it happens again. It's just chance it happens in life. Wow is there a theory that he was a part of it. The will be yes it will after this. The absolutely will be okay. We know the defense we know they're attacked which was insanity. Which is i think stupid. I think he could have definitely got them off on the finding your wife in bed with another man absolutely leap and moment of passion good manslaughter. Something was the prosecution's position that it was straight premeditated or that he just went there to get a look at this guy and when he saw me snapped and shot him. What was their position. Pretty match just that. They weren't even going for premeditated no that wasn't their thing. No okay what. If part of the defense was when they were trying to prove that he was crazy they just had like witness after witness that had their ass beat by him at the restaurant and they were razi. Listen i just. I tipped eleven percent. It wasn't great service in. He came behind the bar. I do love. He was as ironbound too. I love so-so match guarantee if we check up in ten years and you say what do you remember about the jfk episode. It'll be the sole thing that i hold onto for life. That jack ruby was his own bouncer of go other story that dan told me about jack. Ruby i'm going to pay at the end. That is better than all of this thing. I never heard but before that this is dan. take on. Why it definitely wasn't a conspiracy that jack ruby colognes world. Let's clear this up. The most regular conspiracy at ruby gets dragged into is that he had visited cuba in nineteen fifty nine and there was a well known mobster who is imprisoned there at the time and if you believe that the mafia was behind this then you can try to link jack ruby. Through his sort of low level mob connections. You know he'd been from chicago. Where again new some mobsters but you talk to. The people really knew him and he was actually more focused on pleasing the police. Then he was on trying to ingratiate himself with mobsters or or the mafia. Look if there was a conspiracy right if oswald was involved in a conspiracy. That's certainly magnified by many times. The chances that jack ruby was involved as well. But i view it from a different way having written this book about jack ruby. The evidence that jack ruby was somehow involved in a conspiracy is almost nonexistent. There's no way of all the people blabbermouth jack ruby. Who always wants to be in the center of everything is going to be the guy who they're going to hire to quote unquote silence oswal and the most compelling piece of evidence as to why ruby could not have been involved in a conspiracy. Is that oswald is shot at eleven twenty one. In the morning oswald was supposed to be at ten. Am they had told the media that oswald to be moved at ten am so if you are jack ruby in your assignment is to kill oswald. You're going to be there at nine. Am nine thirty. Certainly by nine fifty eight am when oswald is supposed to be moved. If you are going to be there to kill oswald jack. Ruby goes to a western union at eleven. Seventeen am to send twenty five dollars to a dancer. Who worked at one of his clubs needed to pay her rent. There is a receipt from the western union stamped eleven seventeen. Am the western union. Happens to be across the street right down the block from the police station ruby. seen the activity. He says that he presumed it was already over. He leaves the western union. He goes walks in and literally arrives with one minute. Despair if lee harvey oswald had not decided. He wanted to put a sweater that day. Jack ruby probably wouldn't have crossed paths with oswald that day. Wow does just blind luck and a fiery temper. That's probably what it comes down to how fascinating i get. Why people go down rabbit holes young mike intrigued. Of course the thing that overrides that is like maybe the cops took them off. Maybe they let him know when it was actually happening. That's my theory that does change the thing like how we think about this because this two killings they happen but you have such a different attitude to each one because you know the president being killed you feel different emotionally to that. Then oswald being killed already killa at cycle cycle weird way. Were react to those two assassinations. Oh you don't even give a shit your for me. I'm like yeah okay. Cool good dot saved a bunch of taxpayer money and whatever. I love the point. This is so obvious true that he is not the guy. You're hiring to keep a secret. This guy's a blowhard. He's throwing people all around the restaurant for every minute. He fights he talks about it for two hundred minutes. We know who this guy is. Also he's probably telling people he's got my connection but he doesn't. He's a bar owner of restaurant to your yardley. Cozying up to the cops more than organized crime unit and been seeing many times at the police station. They said he was a regular whatever that means yes so not the guy again. The secrets part. I just always come back to the like how you keep in this secret jack. Ruby didn't tell anyone in prison in.
"jfk" Discussed on Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard
"With the port and they've created the designer drug that is no downside and then just the perfect mix of euphoria and optimism. I have one of those in the. I need drama. I can report was had a little sooner museum. But it's all fine. We're fine and we went down into sort of a mini covid lockdown here in oakland again for a while so that makes with the soon nami. It's kind of an action packed week to be honest. Yeah you've it. Sounds also like kind of an anticlimactic action packed. We so the nami when it did come to shore what we what was the rise in sea level. Some little ways at the shore wasn't no big deal. That was always a panicked leading up to it. That's the problem i think. Because we're in lockdown as well. There was some worry about social distancing versus fleeing your homes in case you get flooded so it was like to disasters at once. That happened here. in america. there is some section that currently would would rather die in their house from a nami out of fear of getting cova. Yeah i think. I think you're probably right. I think you're probably right. It's funny i am thinking about. Jfk and getting that introduction together. I realized this is a topic where i feel like i'm just being swept away and just so many theories and facts so this could be a ten hour episode. Oh Because i did a jfk tour in dallas years ago for doc tourists and mitt the sky robin who gives these amazing to is of the assassination or murder as he calls it from his point of view. O of the route that jfk went on and he's got an olympian convertible and it's beautiful and is to as along because he's a. He's a researcher. He's the historian he's a conspiracy theorist he wears a lot of hats what he's been researching jfk for a really long time. And i thought it would be quite good just to him about his take on things. Because he's like the conspiracy theorist and so. I thought i could talk to him. Did he remember you and you got a hold of them like hey. I shot a tv show. You're on it was memorable for him was because he was quite nervous to do it. He's very ticks. In in vary reserved. He runs a funeral home on the side. So that says main occupation is running a funeral home and then he does these. Jfk to is like as an extra job on the side while he's into the macab year he is but it's funny because when you were filming the show with them he was really nervous about what we'd put in and he was one of the few people that wanted sort of approval and like to see what we're going to put in and now you go to his website and it's all his website so i take it he liked being there. Well funny enough. I was just listening to i. Think radio lab did a history of candid camera and one of the funny interviews in. It is a woman who has written into complain. About how distasteful the show is and then they. They wanna ask her about why. It's so distasteful and she lists all the reasons and then he says well. Would you be willing to have this opinion put on live. Tv across america and she said yes. Yes i do -ality of everyone's innate desire to be famous yet it was just really really funny and ironic. Yeah well i mean part of the joy of i think filming an america is everyone kind of does wanna be famous and it's the opposite to new zealand. Everyone's so shy and no one wants to be on camera. Was i feel every american is born just with the night need to be on screen which is great when you're making something a thousand percent. I don't think i have a single friend that hasn't envision themselves on tv but what is the distinction in his mind between a murdering incessant. Any famous person that's killed is an assassination yet. I think he thinks assassination is linked with the idea of light one lone shooter going out and assassinating someone whereas he sees it as a really cynical merida of his favorite president and he's just so passionate about that and when i went in to meet him a couple years ago. I was really skeptical of him. Because you know. I've watched jfk. I know the theories. But i was skeptical of light meeting at jfk researcher. But you know. The first thing. I talked terminate. We should listen to that. Now is just how he got so obsessed with jfk because there is an obsession that he literally gives six hour to is in this car. So this is how robin got into jfk. If i give you my perspective of november twenty second sixty three. It's through the eyes of a nine year old in the fourth grade. Bad experience i was having it was very primitive experienced. My plants came back from lunch. Our teacher was called out of the room when she came back. And she was sobbing. She had been given the news and soon everybody was sent home now. That was the experience for every kid in america and then my experience over the next few days was just noticing that every adult in my world was sitting around black and white. Television picture has just been transmitted by wire. It a picture taken just a moment or two before the end so as far as november twenty seconds sixty three. That's the extent of my memories. When i got personally involved in investigating and solving murder was in the fall of nineteen seventy three ten years later and a movie was released that fall on the tenth anniversary and this movie was.
Marie Tippit, widow of Dallas police officer slain after JFK's assassination, has died
JFK's Harvard sweater sold at auction for more than $85,000 at Boston-based RR Auction
"You'd have to pay for a wool sweater these days. John F. Kennedy's Harvard University sweater selling at auction $85,000. Boston based R. R auction, said the Crimson wool cardigan featuring a large black bloc letter H. And a white buttons was one of several momentos from U. S presidents that were sold during a president's Day auction that ended on Thursday, A signed photograph of Abraham Lincoln and his son Tad. Sold for more than $135,000. How about this Ah Lottery ticket signed by George Washington. 26 grand and a hand written letter from Ronald Reagan to his estranged daughter sold for almost $24,000. 6 37 to Wall Street. Now look at
'Cancer for the Republican Party': McConnell condemns 'loony lies' in swipe at Marjorie Taylor Greene
"Senate leader mitch. Mcconnell denounced newly elected representative. Montgomery taylor green on monday. Calling the far-right georgia republicans embrace of conspiracy theories a cancer for the republican party. Somebody who suggested that. Perhaps no aeroplane hit the pentagon on nine eleven. That horrifying school shootings were pre staged and the clintons crashed. Jfk genius airplane is not living in reality said mcconnell this has nothing to do with the challenges facing american families all the robust debates on substance that can strengthen our party the statement comes as house democrats amounting an effort to formally rebuke green. Who has a history of making racist remarks embracing conspiracy theories including cunanan and endorsing violence directed at democrats. It also puts pressure on house republican leaders to discipline her democrats teed up action on wednesday to send a resolution to the house floor that would strip green of assignments on the house. Education and budget committees if house minority leader. Kevin mccarthy doesn't do so i some democrats have called for going further and expelling green from the house an unlikely outcome that would require backing from republicans since expulsion. A two thirds. Vote another option essential.
Atlanta Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is dangerously kooky. Apparently, that’s just what her voters want.
"Meets module retailer green in congress. She represents georgia's fourteenth district right outside atlanta and in life. She represents some views right outside of reality. Marjorie taylor green. She won her house race for a district in northwest georgia. She has in the past promoted. That cunanan conspiracy theories q. Is a patriot. We know that for sure but we do not know who q. Is people believe that q is someone very close to president trump. according to him many in our government are actively worshiping satan or they call moloch. I mean is it going to be true that the child pedophilia and the elites in the washington. Dc is that what we're really going to see them out is it going to be satanic worship q. Was in the house of representatives Loops now marjorie taylor. Green is hardly the first member of congress to hold some out their beliefs. I mean ted cruz believes that bid as working for him but cunanan is not just extreme. It's usual people. How are you going to be in the government and believe that the government is full of satan worshipping sex predators. It must be exhausting to be walking around the halls of congress. Just constantly opening doors like ta. Now just a supply closet. Gotcha now just a copy room fire. Now that's my office man. I'm so lost and it's not just cunanan. In fact it seems like green has a conspiracy theory for every letter of the alphabet the trump backing republican embraces completely false in on conspiracy theories and in a newly uncovered video from twenty eighteen claimed former president obama is muslim. The clintons had jfk junior killed and even questioned whether a plane crashed into the pentagon on nine. Eleven it's odd. There's never any evidence sean. For a plane and the pentagon facebook posts have surfaced in which green called the deadly parkland high school suiting. Fake along with video showing her harassing parkland shooting survivor. David hogg red light gun laws that attack our second amendment right. How do you get avid gun. Owners and people that support the second amendment to give up their guns and go along with anti gun legislation. How do you do that. Maybe you accomplish that by performing mass shooting into a crowd that is very likely to be conservative. Is that what happened in las vegas. Have you seen the picture of ruth. Baiter gingrich walk into the airport. Butler hillary clinton so is interesting. So i do not believe that was ruth negga. I don't think so. I don't need wow okay. So our bg has body double. Hillary clinton has a body double one makes it sound like everyone has their own body double. I mean that's such a silly thing to believe you'll the weekend they're onto us get out of them and raw but the big question is how did osama bin karen get elected to congress in the first place well it turns out she was lucky to be one of nine republicans running for the seat. So everyone's attention was spread around instead of focused on her kind of like how. There are so many different kinds of oreo. Now that you hardly even notice that one of the flavors of human flesh and while some of the cuban on stuff did come out mostly what voters knew about her was that she was a hardcore trump supporter. And yet she sometimes sounded like a crazy person but only in a comforting familiar way. She's a former trough in gym owner. Who has a few roles editor father's construction company but really has no political background at all. America's the greatest country in the world. We need conservatives in washington that will keep it that way. The democrat party is no longer an american party. They are now the party of socialism. They wanna rip our borders wide open. They wanna kill babies up until birth. And maybe even afterwards i have a message for antifa terrorists. Stay the hell out of northwest georgia god. Damn i'm no which house. I'm skipping on halloween. And by the way everyone's freaking out about greens cunanan on beliefs. But if you ask me. The scary cultures involved in is crawford's scientology jumping jacks but yes aside from the cul stuff a lot of greens. Beliefs are typical for today's republicans. But she also has a little extra something that makes the far right. Love her even more. It's racist
Tom Brokaw retiring from NBC News after 55 years
"Newsman signing off following a career that spanned the JFK assassination all the way here to the Corona virus pandemic. I'm Tom 40, calling it a broadcast career after more than half a century. NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw. Good evening, He did local news in L. A covered the White House hosted today and that evening broadcast through the eighties nineties and early two thousands. The 80 year old Tom Brokaw says he does plan to keep writing books and articles.
Biden invites Pence to inauguration
"I just heard it the top of the news and I already knew this. President Trump is not going to the inauguration of Joe Biden. I just I think that's sad, but under the circumstances now as the what happened I don't know. Maybe it's a good thing. But Mike Pence vice President Mike Pence, who Donald Trump through under the bus through under the bus badly this week. You know Pence you talk about a loyal vice president and he just gets thrown under the bus because he wouldn't go along with that cockamamie scheme. On the electors. I had thought and I had thought until I just heard that that Mike Pence. It already said he's going to president Binds inauguration and Mr Vice President, Please, please, Please go to that inauguration. You know, up Until this election, our country was known for the orderly transition of power. Other countries. Look to us for that. So we're not gonna have the president? I sure as hell hope we have the vice president. And would it be hard? Hell, yeah, it would be hard. You know, as a student history, I watch clips of 1960. When JFK was sworn in, he lost to Nixon and an extremely close election. 100,000 votes throughout the whole country. Nixon was Vice President Nixon had to sit there and watch that happen. You know that the prince of darkness himself, Richard Nixon did it with grace and did it with honor the same thing for Al Gore in the year 2000. He lost to George W. Bush. He went to George W. Bush's inauguration with class and dignity. So, Mr Vice President, please attend the inauguration, please.
Holiday Travel at New York City-Area Airports Down
"There's mixed reaction to health experts warnings that travel raises your risk of contracting and spreading covert 19 Sara Lee Kessler reports while JFK International Airport in New York is quieter than usual. People flying in safe plane, sir packed with holiday travelers, but those flying into New York airports well They're being grilled by city health officers, especially if they're coming from the U. K were mutant Covitz strain is spreading rapidly. They're being told to expect a home or hotel visit from sheriff's deputies to make sure they're quarantining for two weeks and that they'll be fined $1000 a day if they don't
Schumer: New York will get over $50B from COVID rescue bill
"To get $50 billion from Congress is proposed Relief package as W one Y sees Cameron rows reports it provides aid from Broadway to airports, runways. $250 million will be directed at helping tenants pay rent in New York City and at preventing infections. Another 65 million is earmarked for JFK Implicate Rd airports and Broadway is expected to get a big chunk of the money set aside for theater and music venues nationally. Still, New York Senator Chuck Schumer said the money is not nearly enough. It's not a stimulus bill. It's an emergency survival bill, he said. Members of Congress will continue to fight for more funding. After President elect Joe Biden takes office.
New York's Cuomo blasts US inaction on COVID variant found in UK
"Is causing concerns in several countries, particularly in great Britain. Here's a B C's Julie McFarland cases in London and the southeast of England are skyrocketing, a possible cause a new variant of the virus that causes covert 19 Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressing the nation in an emergency broadcast, maybe up to 70%. More transmissible. The British variation identified in Rome, the patient and his partner, arriving from the U. K a few days ago into rooms Fiumicino airport both on now in isolation. Several European countries now banning flights from Britain. The U. S. Has not taken similar measures on a mission. New York's governor is calling reprehensible. Right now, this variant in the UK is getting on a plane and flying to JFK. How many times in life? You have to make the same mistake before you learn it's grossly negligent. Just like the spring. As recently as
"We're not just living in the post. Today we're living in an alternate universe post because today and those day we're bringing you sliding does tennis which is kind of ovarian concept isn't it should we. Should we trademark this in some way. Can we patent it. Let's if it's a success. I shower and then and then we'll get onto the patent lawyers wouldn't wouldn't gwyneth paltrow smith about that. She owns the rights to alternates. Alternate timelines well. My favorite my favorite genre of is counterfactual fiction. There's a book called idyllwild which imagines a world in the ninety s where needed jfk nor marilyn monroe died in the sixties and it sort of projecting into the future and imagining a world. That is entirely different. And it's cooled arms on on this spoiler for you or the listeners are highly recommend anyway and it's called idol ball because of course idyllwild. Anybody know this putting on spot here. This is a great little but if trivia idyllwild was the name. jfk airport before it became today airport. I don't know how. I read your david. Private could a medium sized book right. Yeah i take a long time to read books Well it's worth the effort. If you got in your hands in the middle of the night you know we as we did last week. We start off with david. Whitaker's review of what we're about to do podcast as he says it's a really good idea. Like i like counterfactual history. If hitler had gone ahead with the invasion of britain in nineteen forty not bottled it dot dot dot. What if lee harvey oswald missed etc. What if it hasn't rained in henman's semifinal with even vich so my daughter's very much understood the premise. If today's podcast and one of those three we're going to do yes. Thank you very much. David whitaker slash. Dad's fuel suggestions A little teaser of what's come where we are thinking of sort of moment tree seemingly incident significant at the time occurrences in tennis which may or may not have entirely altered the course of tennis history. david would you like to kick us off with the first sliding doors tense moment. Yeah would i'd like to imagine a world in which rafael on the dow was not left handed never decided to to play left hand. All just ended up playing left handed. And it's one of the. It's actually one of the things that i wanted to come back to for for quite a while probably a year and a half ever since we did our rounded out story. Podcast when we were we went deep into his his past and tried to just chronicled his career from it from a very young age and during that process we had been like many other outlets taken in by a the the myth it turns out that his uncle tony had decided that he should play handed in order to be more successful in in order to discomfit his opponents more and we talked about that on that podcast and turns out. That isn't what happened. And we at the time i mean. I think that that podcast got some some great feedback. People enjoyed it. But a number of nadal diehard said cop believe you're still going with this view that refunded. The uncalled decided. He should apply left-handed. I one day. Because that's not the case. So i've also one day i'd like to really look into that and find out what the situation was and when we came up with sliding doors tennis and i chose. This is one of my my selections Matt's produced the referee on the dow autobiography which contains the following passage. I've seen reports in the news media saying that. Tony forced me to play left handed and that he did this because it would make me harder to play against well. It's not true. It's the story of the newspapers have made up. The truth is that. I began playing when i was very small and because i wasn't strong enough to hit the ball over the net. I'd hold the racket with both hands on the four hundred as well as the back end then. One day my uncle said there are no professional players who play two hens. Strictly speaking true. Monica seles did right. Fabrice santoro did right But anyway there are no place press professional players who played two hens. And we're not going to be the first ones so you've got to change so i did. What came naturally to me was to play left-handed why i can't tell because i ride with my ryan tend when i play basketball gulf or doubts. That was the way sounds order. I play right handed to but in football i play with my left and my left foot is much stronger than my rights. People say this gives me an advantage on the double handed backhand and that may be right having more feeling more control and both hands than the majority of players has to work in my favorite especially on cross court shots where a little extra strength helps but this was definitely not something that tony in. A moment of genius thought up. It's dumb to imagine that he might have been out to force me to play in a way. That did not come naturally to me so pretty emphatic rejection of that. That story that we've all kind of taken as just conceived wisdom from over the years a couple things that he's often talked about by commentators is looking like he's got to four hands conventional forehands in in the way he's able to strike the bowl in terms of the the sheer muscular. Rt of his game the way he's able to put you on the back foot from both sides equally strongly and say and he's alluding to that in that analysis of whites useful for him to play. Left
British Airways to test JFK-bound passengers for COVID-19 at Governor Cuomo's request
"From New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to test JFK bound passengers for covert before boarding flights from UK British Airways this because of a new mutant kind of co vid in the UK, it's faster spreading and causing new restrictions. Governor Cuomo Why don't we act intelligently for a change? Why don't we mandate testing before people get on the flight or hold the flights from the U K now? Many other countries have done this. More than a dozen countries have suspended travel to the UK because of the new very into the virus. South African officials say the mutant covert virus is there, too. House and Senate
Cuomo says a New York COVID-19 shutdown is "totally avoidable"
"New York governor Andrew Cuomo, sounding the alarm over travelers coming to New York from the UK, where a new variant of the corona virus is quickly spreading. While a growing number of European countries halted flights from the U. K. On Sunday, Cuomo says he's worried that the federal government is not taking action here. Right now, this variant in the UK is getting on a plane and flying to JFK almost is about six British flights a day are still arriving at New York's JFK airport, and that at a minimum arriving passengers should be tested for the virus
Cuomo Calls for Testing or Ban on British Travelers as COVID Mutation Spreads in U.K.
"Of European countries halted flights from the U. K. On Sunday. Cuomo says he's worried that the federal government is not taking action here. Right now, this variant in the UK is getting on a plane and flying to JFK. Cuomo says. About six British flights a day are still up. Arriving at JFK airport and that at a minimum arriving passengers should be tested for the virus. David
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"John knew that caroline was going to be the one caroline of course was in love with John but at the same time was so fearful about marrying into you know basically marrying the Prince of camelot that she had long discussions with her sisters her mom over whether or not she could handle the pressure that would come along with being the wife of JFK. Junior and it really tore at her because this was a woman who absolutely loved John. But at the same time knew the dangers. That would come along with marrying a candidate. Not any Kennedy from the extended Kennedy family. Jfk junior the son of the slain president but at the end of the day caroline besets heart one out and she gave into John and the two were married in what turned out to be a private ceremony on a small island off the East Coast that John took particular pride in terms of escaping the pop rats Razzi of course it followed John.
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"As Nelson Andrew and Anti Tila Explain Gonzales. Plan was about as basic as gets kidnapped someone important for personal gain but for Charles Cosby. It appears to be a step too far a risk to great even for his lover the black widow obviously like most prisoners did not like to be in jail. Did elect a confinement. They were hatching a plan between her and her new lover in California to kidnap somebody very prominent and hold that person ransom in exchange for her release and return to Columbia and that person was John F. Kennedy Judy Pave. It's part of the put the plans together but it never materialized but they did definitely discussed that as an exchange for her release. The real question for me is what turned cosby from her lover to an FBI informant was some kind of patriotic loyalty to the. Kennedy name or simply self-preservation. He'd made a lot of money thanks to his association with GRISELDA BLANCO KIDNAPPING JFK. Junior would effectively mean starting a war with every law enforcement agency in America. What exactly would he get out of that deal either way thanks to cause becoming Ford with his information? The plot was foiled ingenious at least for the time being remained unharmed memo the charges against Griselda Blanco were growing in July. Nineteen Ninety Five. She was indicted for three murders and Cosby. As the now ex-lover turned informer was subpoenaed as the witness for the prosecution as Nelson. Andrew explains what happened. Next was another extraordinary. Twist in Gazelle Blancas tile visit Cosby was brought to Miami by the Prosecutor's Office here in Dade County and he was sent to testify in the trial. That trial of Gra. Zelda went really sour when our star witness or hey. Y'All ready started having romantic relationships over the phone with the prosecutors secretary. So that's why the State Attorney's office was forced to enter into a plea negotiation. Where result a guilty to the murders and was sentenced to the concurrent time she had left in her federal sense. Though once you was completed with her federal sentence the state sentence was also completed and she got out in two thousand four five years after John Genius Crews elda. Blencoe was released from prison and deported to Meddle in Columbia. Once they she seems to simply disappear rebelled We were surprised what she was deported. At the end of her sentence we had learned. Heard rumors that you had gone originally to Argentina again. She still had. We believed vast amounts of money stash and properties all over the world. So when she was deported you went somewhere we think again like I said Argentina Brazil to Blanco who for years had lived a life of unimaginable wealth. Pow and notoriety had gone completely off grid for the next three years. There was only one reported sighting of cocaine godmother a photo taken a Bogota Airport in my two thousand seven. The full McQueen was without makeup orders on a close looking very much like an ordinary grandmother. And it would be another five years before she surfaced again for the very last time. His Nelson Andrew surprised that she has lived as long as she did but then she ended up going to Columbia allegedly. She found religion and she was at a meat market in. Columbia and two men came up in a motorcycle and she was gunned down and killed and ironically the motorcycle hit men were result does creation. So you live by the sword you die by the sword. She died something that she had invented with the motorcycle and one of Charles Cosby the other central figure in this kidnap conspiracy against JFK. Junior he too appears to vanished but as far as Mr Cosby. I don't know what happened. After that. He seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. He was always involved in drug activity so I suspect that he probably is if he's still alive the redacted if bi falls. Fani lead us to the answers behind the riddle of the kidnapping plus against John. Junior bought the left us with riddles in their place was Griselda ever interviewed over the kidnapping attempt opt to the murder case against her collapsed. Why wasn't she charged with John? Genius kidnapping plot was a deal. Done with charges dropped in exchange for agreeing to be extradited without a fight. It seems highly likely. And what kind of deal did Charles cosby cut with a fades and just how much to the Kennedy Family? Now of all of this James and I will lift scratching our heads and cosby. This cosby guide. No one seems to know where he is. The detective was very clear. He just disappeared off the face of the earth. What does it mean so? There are so many different scenarios here. There's one he could have gone into hiding himself. He may have fled. We know that Blanco has south fled to Colombia. One point he may be a witness protection or he may be fish food. That's got to be sorted asset. I think what we do that the FBI New York were driving. This though is certainly pushing it. Let's get onto the FBI and say there's someone still ram still not retired. Yeah I mean we did. Speak to the one Former head of the FBI NEW YORK. Who who had no recollection of this? Oh we still gotta chase down some more names. We have to figure out who was involved. Who knew about this operation? And there's a question that is still lingering for me here. Is this violence. And her influence. If she is someone who can make one billion dollars of cocaine smuggling? Is there an inside job? Was there someone on the inside? Who Knew Junior involved in the Kennedys or involved at the highest level of law enforcement at the FBI who was assisting Blanco who has this fortune and influence and is no stranger to blackmail bribery and murder to control someone on the inside to facilitate this to happen? It just seems so random. We could say happening. It's it's possible because John Junior had no real serious security rounding me just had a security company looking after and because the secret service had dropped him. And that's the policy. Once you turn sixteen years of age is the son of an ex president. It's all live here on your sixteen. So he he just had a normal sort of security person individual checking on him occasionally. Who knows that personal? That company might be rotten so we really have to delve into that and check who they are and make those inquiries Wilson to get hold of the entire case file now for this grand jury regarding the Godmother of cocaine because someone will know where Cosby is. Someone will know where her husband is. If any of these people is still alive they spoke to somebody. There's no way that this story dies with her. Is this yet another Kennedy related cover UP GAZELLE TO BLANCO? The cocaine godmother was thwarted in her kidnapped plan on John Junior and was never charged remarkably. She went onto at leave junior by twelve years. Chelsea cosby. Her lover and business partner was also never charged and might be still out there some way. Meanwhile it seems. Junior spent the final years of his life pondering. What might have been at? The Blackwood is elaborate scam. Come off and none of this extraordinary story was known until now next time on fatal voyage the death of JFK. Junior John knew that caroline was going to be the one. Heroin of course was in love with John but at the same time was so fearful about marrying the prince of camelot that she had long discussions with her sisters mom over whether or not she could handle the pressure that would come along with being the wife of JFK Junior. It really tore at her because this was a woman who absolutely loved John. But at the same time knew the dangers that would come along with marrying a candidate.
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Fashionably running around trying to get innocent people to absolutely not because that be crazy but if you like stories about doomsday cults that do exactly that and more than pleased on spotify visit spotify dot com slash last podcast to listen free. It was against this background that the FBI launched Operation Cracker. Jack's in on ninety four in a series of rides on major drug dealers. Money Launderers in the Miami area. The fades successfully smashed a distribution network. That had a turnover exceeding one hundred thousand dollars a week and they arrested in charge. Sixty-six criminals with a series of federal documents. It was in the mid nineties that the authorities finally began to get a handle on the sheer scale of the problem. The FBI took out a lot of local distributors with various operations including one cracker. Jack's and the big plays in Columbia targeted to most notably Pablo Escobar and. He was killed in a shootout with Colombian police in nineteen ninety-three as a homicide detective working in Miami. At that time Nelson Andrew was on the Front Line of Clinton's war against drugs and he comes through for us with some crucial information the redacted name of the informer prepare to tell all about the John Junior kidnapping plot. The information that came to us came from Brazil does last lover in California crosby or possibly I believe was his last name surname. We dispatched Andy. Tila to see what he could dig up on. This crosby will cosby dude. And what the connection between him and the South American cartel might be he reports back. Okay so the man we're after here is either Cold Charles. Crosby or Charles cosby depend on who you talk to him. But essentially it's the same guy who have you say discerning? Who's kind of mid-level Street drug dealer in Oakland in Fresno California in the nineteen eighties nothing spectacular but apparently he controlled a few crack houses and had a steady streaming from his activities making around forty thousand dollars a year. By the time he was twenty by all accounts he was also pretty charming a good looking kids and most of all very ambitious the documents show the original tip to the. Fbi came from California. So that makes sense. But what would this hustling street dealer from the West Coast has to do with a multi-million dollar Colombian cartel operating through Miami on the East Coast? Now this is where it gets really interesting. Charles apparently became obsessed with the woman who was arrested in Miami in nineteen eighty five. She was the head of a very powerful cartel and she was known as the Godmother of cocaine and I believe she's the one who came with the plot to kidnap JFK. Junior Andy's information chimes again with an all tip Berry Levin Hood but never published in the national enquirer. He tells us what he learned. This plot was from an obsessed Colombian Queen Pin would plan to snatch JFK junior off the streets in New York. The woman who was involved in this was Known in the Latin underworld as law Abu Stora. A term used for a type of man heating female who uses men to satisfy her sexual needs this fifty. Something woman who is head of one of Colombia's notorious all-female crime rates and a drug cartel was reported to have had six husbands all of whom apparently vanished without a trace within a year of her Mary. Each of them. Many of the drug deals that This woman was involved in were hatched from an island in the Caribbean Sea. They'll per plan apparently was to snatch John from a New York City Street. As he rode his bicycle he was gonna be heavily drugged and smuggled out of the US on Banana Bo. Interestingly her plan came with dire warning to our latkes that we're going to carry this out and that was don't harm a single hair on John's beautiful hat or it will be your funeral. Parallelly this plot to kidnap. Jfk junior this bizarre plot to kidnap. Jeff Kitchen Your. I should say sell through at the last minute because of protests from this woman's advisor and they were extremely concerned that the kidnap of JFK junior would bring a massive military response from Colombian armed forces and and basically exposing their a drug cartel money laundering schemes and other illegal activities of cocaine distribution and so forth and hurried visors warned her debt by kidnapping JFK. Jay was high profile men in the world that it would absolutely destroy their drug cartel so the plan apparently was called off Whether the FBI informed John of this plot is something. We'll never know because from what we know now. We do not know if he was told about this plot In the years when he was living. And if he had had he ever been sacked told his wife Carol set. But what's the connection? Between the Colombian Drug Queen and Air Californian whistleblower blower his both Andy Tillett Nelson Andrew. So this woman. The Colombian Queen Pin if he like her. Name's Zelda blanket. Charles cosby eventually trickle down. He finds out where she's being held in prison. He's basically infatuated with him and he started to write to the two of them formed relationship which but mid-nineties have progressed from being pen pals to something more physical and even it's been suggested she helped him step up his game to become a big time. West Coast drug dealer. I don't know how Brazelle data and Cosby. I flipped up but they became a lovers. I think they may have even gotten married. And because of Brasilia's wealth she had that prison All to herself practically I don't know Cosby told us that the guards would let them do practically anything. They even had Sexual relations while she was in prison. And that's that was brought to to light by cosby himself. I don't know if anybody is a prison. Whatever admit to shenanigans going on so eventually Zelda tide of being imprisoned and I guess with new charges being brought against comes over this plowed. Finally the pieces are coming together. Griselda BLANCO THE COLOMBIAN Drug Quyen Note. Also as the black widow or the cocaine godmother. She was arrested for series drugs in nineteen ninety five and was languishing in prison. Working through a long sentence. It's then that she hatches a plane to buy freedom with Jeff Keas the price who seek it out. They've figured kidnapped John F. K. Junior would be her tea out of prison. I think she was definitely seriously considering that because we had no idea that she would do something or try to do something that brazen in order to get out of prison there was talk that when they kidnap John F. Kennedy Junior. They really had no intentions of doing a swap for Zelda probably going to kidnap him and kill him and then see if she was able to get away but the exact details of what was going on and what their plans were. I depends also on who you talk to and what you read the documents because Noah's talk of both of actually doing a switch for killing him burying him and then pretending that they were gonNA release never would serious questions still remain and something's simply done at up. If how? Man Shells Cosby was the Informa- why would he do that? If he was obsessed with and possibly even married to Zelda blencoe why would he read at a plan to free the woman he loved? And what became of both Gra Zelda and Charles? We need to find the missing pieces to buy these characters next time on fatal voyage the Din of jive. Kaija my opinion. Why she was so rootless is she was a woman in a man's world and a man's business so she had to be even tougher than the other guys around her or they would've taken out of circulation the woman who wanted to kidnap him and sacked lake. Jfk junior her sex life was Priscilla Blanco who Spun Evil Web is dark as death itself and her interest was JFK. Juniors handsome looks obviously had a fixation an assassination on young John F Kennedy Junior.
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"And then he would get on spike and take off so yeah I mean I I I can't imagine it might all blending Lenny said it was really a sight to behold you know but I was mostly just a really good tactic to get away from `Paparazzi 'cause ever expect that John would do such a thing but according to this source that's exactly what he did `Paparazzi wasn't the only thing that was tough or Caroline to get used to she also had a hard time fitting in with the massive Kennedy Family Tear Borelli says that during her first I visit to the Hyannis Port family compound matriarch Ethel Kennedy Quizzed Caroline about current events at the dinner table something that the can these are known for Athol asked so do you think a federal assault weapons ban will impact crime in our country dear Caroline who looks stunned stuttered an answered I I think it will ethel responded I'm sure you do dear you may want to read up on it it's quite important Tara Borelli says that the Kennedys are a very close knit family and that can be very intimidating to an outsider and her mind they all looked like she couldn't tell one from the other and Oh and they were very very competitive and they were all about sports and competitions and you know and she really wanted to go to Kennedy compound read fashion magazines and they told her that's not going to happen you know sorry you know and she didn't WanNa play football on the she was very much like Jackie despite some of the issues with their relation chip John proposed a caroline while they visited Martha's vineyard over the July fourth weekend in one thousand nine hundred ninety five three years after their first meeting John took caroline fishing which she later told a friend was the last thing she wanted to do while they were out in the boat John got down on one knee and said fishing is so much better with a partner and then he pulled out a platinum band with diamonds and sapphires which was a replica of the ring worn by his mother the couple was able to keep their engagement secret until Labor Day when the New York Post ran a story with a close up photo of Caroline's left hand with the engagement ring suddenly their engagement was everywhere young women mourned but John had some other big news he was about to reveal to the world according to an esquire feature the nineties was the golden age for glossy magazines the Internet wasn't what it's like now so magazines were raking in huge money from advertising Readership was through the roof for celebrity type magazines like people which in nineteen ninety four drew three point one million in readers a week the biggest magazines determined what people were wearing and talking about and they turned celebrities into icons over right remember that photo of a nude pregnant Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair or how about when Rolling Stone Crowned Nirvana his own called George the tagline was not just politics as usual it was a lifestyle magazine with Politics at its core and back in the nineties that was pretty revolutionary there had never been anything quite like it before according to that esquire article from earlier this year John Junior was inspired to create a political magazine that focused more on personalities than policy after he watched US President Bill Clinton's successful nineteen ninety-two campaign which included playing the saxophone on the Arsenio hall show after coming up with the idea he ran it by his friend Michael Berman who at the time ran a Manhattan public relations firm Berman immediately jumped on board by the spring of nineteen ninety four the pair was meeting daily to strategize and Berman eventually sold his PR firm and went into business with John The pair pitch George concept to nearly all the major zine publishers before they found someone who was interested in backing the idea it was none other than David Pecker a man who is now Famous for his friendship with Donald Trump and he currently owns America media which publishes the national enquirer in ninety s he was the president of Shat magazines which at the time published L. Car and driver and women's Day according to her reports from the time packer jumped at the opportunity to make a deal with John and agreed to invest twenty million dollars over five years the next step for John was to assemble a team once they were in place they had just three months to create the premier you which was planned to launch in September nineteen ninety-five John knew how important the first cover would be to establish the tone of the magazine he invited his friend her Brits the fashion photographer to his tribeca loft to brainstorm ideas John Wanted Bill Clinton for the cover but Ritz had another idea during dinner with John and Caroline Writ suggested super Model Cindy Crawford who was everywhere from the iconic Pepsi adds to the runways and was the host of the popular MTV's house while after Ritz floated the idea caroline immediately piped into say that's perfect she's apple pie she is all American UH writ suggested that Crawford dress up as George Washington at cheeky play on politics and pop culture they all agreed that this was the cover they were looking for George magazine was unveiled to the world on September seventh nineteen Ninety five at Manhattan's federal hall a vast marble building where George Washington took his presidential oath John one was dressed in a navy double-breasted suit with a bright white pocket square it was the first time he addressed reporters since his mother's death the year B four and according to esquire he worked with an image consultant before the event so that he was prepared on how to handle any personal questions John stood at a small wooden podium beside him was a large blow up of the first cover of George which owed Cindy Crawford in a powdered wig and amid rift bearing costume now now you may that this cover is unusual but our first choice was Alan Greenspan in speedo politics isn't dry it isn't dull so why should a magazine that covers it be in fact George just doesn't cover politics it celebrates it we will celebrate celebrate it as a general rule but we won't be afraid to criticize it when necessary John made it clear that he wanted this magazine to be free from ideology author Steve Gillon says John Believed that America was headed for a post partisan era and he wanted to be at the forefront of that movement the magazine meant something else to John as well over time as John Thought more and more about possibly running for office he saw George magazine as an accomplishment that he could run on Sean always said if you ran for office he did not want to run as Kennedy he did not want run because of his family wanted to run because you want if he wants to be able to say he achieved something and Georgia magazine was going to be that thing that he that he achieved media critics were quick to pounce on John's foray into the publishing world's at the time esquire called the magazine the riskiest venture of a pampered life indelibly marked by tragedy the Los Angeles Times asked is John Kennedy Juniors George Making American politics sexy or is the magazine just dumbing it down more John and his staff mostly brushed off the criticism and focused on their goal to speak to a broader audience. John did this by being being provocative in each issue of George he would publish a personal essay a way of talking directly to his audience in August nineteen ninety-seven he described his first cousins Joseph and Michael as poster boys for bad behaviour congressman Oh Kennedy the second had his marriage secretly annulled while Michael Kennedy was accused of having an affair with a fourteen year old babysitter in a scathing editor's letter John wrote to members of my family chased an idealized alternative to their life one left behind an embittered wife and another in what looked to be a hedge against mortality fell in love with Youth and surrendered his judgment in the process US alongside the letter John Posed semi nude dancing up at an apple a symbol of temptation no surprise the letter and the photo garnered a ton of attention and so some of the people that John Associated with John Invited Hustler publisher Larry Flint to be his magazines guest at the annual White House correspondents dinner and he also visited Mike Tyson in jail and he called the disgrace boxer a friend who is much different from his public image some of John's choices may have been questionable in the nineties.
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"It felt like in the nineties there was always a new story about John John Even if you weren't impressed by his good looks you probably heard that in January nineteen ninety-four John's mum Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was diagnosed with non Hodgkin's Lymphoma the disease progressed rapidly and she died at home with her two children at her side four months later on May Nineteenth nineteen ninety four she was sixty four years old jockeys death was a huge blow to John and to the Kennedy legacy the Queen of Kent Malang was gone but according to author Randy Tara Borelli it helped John Get the strength to finally end his dysfunctional relationship with the Darrelle Hanna. It also didn't hurt that John had already met another beautiful blonde woman her name caroline besets tear Borelli says Caroline came into the picture at the exact right time prior to Caroline said women that John has been involved with he measured by the standards of his mother I mean it was just a natural way of doing things you know if mom approved then maybe he it didn't so much approve in the sense that you know rebellious streak my kick in and he would glomming on even harder to a woman that his mother revolve caroline originally met John at a charity event in Nineteen ninety-two afterward John visited the Calvin Klein Manhattan store for where she worked to purchase three suits and caroline served as his stylist they didn't start officially dating for a couple of years but author Randy Tara Borelli says that John fell instantly for caroline when he first met her he confided to a close friend you know how you hear about meeting a girl and knowing instantly that she's the one well it happened to me so who was this woman that caught the attention the most desirable bachelor in America Caroline Psat was raised an hour away from Manhattan in Greenwich the largest town on Canal Etiquettes Gold Coast very exclusive and wealthy community home to many hedge funds and other financial service firms she was raised by her mother a public school administrator and stepfather an orthopedic surgeon she studied education at Boston University and after college worked as a publicist and stylist for Calvin Klein legend has it that she got her job with Calvin Kleins I in shop when she was spotted walking down the street which isn't all that surprising because of her statuesque figure and her striking it looks aside from her runway ready good looks people who knew her say she was much more than that she was quickly it'd charming self possessed and incredibly stylish in fact caroline became and remains a fashion icon Con Vogue magazine has described her everyday style as the mold for what is now the fashion editor outfit She taught us that classic silhouettes clean lines and solid colors never get old and last but not least she reconfirmed that quiet confident taste never goes unnoticed we still associate button downs pencil skirts Mino- Leblanc's with beset partic- clearly when there weren't together her simple yet elegant style is emulated to this day by people like Megan Markle the Duchess of Sussex and there are countless pinterest boards and instagram accounts dedicated specifically to caroline and her fashion choices john and Caroline were hounded by the pop Razzi from the very beginning their lives played out in the tabloids and after Caroline moved in John Photographers were constantly outside their TRIBECA penthouse loft waiting to capture photographs of their comings and goings caroline felt hunted and had a very difficult time adjusting to life in the spotlight according to author Randy Tara Borelli I this was something that was hard for John to understand because he grew up with it it's all that he knew he used to tell her you know welcome to the circus you know just be careful the clowns you know I mean I it and he was speaking of the Paparazzi and she felt that he could have been a lot more thoughtful and a lot more empathetic while he was researching for his book tear Borelli spoke to someone who told him that John had found a surprising way to slip past photographers Kennedy Family Hairdresser Lenny Holtzman told mm-hmm that John would sometimes call him up and tell him to bring a female disguise to the airport in John into the men's room and change into a female the skies.
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"So many of you came into public service because of him a very real sense because of you he is with US still unfor- that I'm grateful to all of you Jones appearance at the convention earned him a two minute standing ovation and led many to wonder if he was preparing to run for office after his speech at the convention it seemed the world beyond the tabloids had suddenly taken notice of JFK junior it reached a fever pitch when September one thousand nine hundred eighty eight people magazine in gave him the distinction of sexiest man alive he's the only non entertainer and the youngest man to have scored the title the era of JFK junior had arrived and he was only twenty seven years old suddenly with his movie star are looks winning charm and down to Earth personality John became the most eligible bachelor in New York if not the world and he certainly played the field John's exploits were obsessively chronicled by the tabloids and he was romantically linked to stars such as Sarah Jessica Parker who had just ended a seven year relationship with Robert downey junior brooke shields Cindy Crawford Julia Roberts and Madonna Ronna according to the book the good son JFK junior and the mother he loved John Madonna started a secret relationship in nineteen eighty eight the same year he was named sexiest man alive by people magazine Madonna had just split up with Sean Penn and according to the book the only place superstar couple could let their guard down was at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port where they apparently bundled up in sweater there's and jogged on the beach sadly though the relationship only lasted six months though they remained friendly before we go any further I want to tell you about another podcast you're gonNa love grownups read things they wrote as kids is pretty much exactly what it says sounds like courageous adult share their good bad and sometimes awkward parts of growing up it's recorded live on stage in front of me room full of strangers you'll hear embarrassing diary entries angsty teenage poetry and some pretty weird short stories it's really the two reminisce and think about who you were when you were a kid stick around after the credits for a taste of Dan Eisner's grownups re things they wrote US kids.
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"In one thousand nine hundred ninety nine John Kennedy Jr. wasn't a popular policy Shen or a successful actor or musician with a closet full of grammy's and yet his death two decades ago prompted wall all to wall media coverage absolutely dominating the news cycle for days upon days according to Kennedy biographer j Randy Borelli who has written several books about the famous family including the recently published book the Kennedy Errors John was something bigger than that as part of the Kennedy family which is a as close as America's ever gotten to a royal family he was really considered by many people would be sort of the principal why John was the whole package in addition to his family's political legacy he was a legitimately good looking guy and he wasn't afraid to flaunt it his death was perhaps the last great celebrity story of its era triggering a flood of covers on magazines from Newsweek to time to people as well as a slew of commemorative magazines full of tributes to a man positioned as an American prince before we look at the reasons why John was so famous in the nineties let's take a minute to look back at who us and where we came from the little prince saluting at the funeral grew up in New York for the most part out of the spotlight after high school he broke away from family tradition and attended Brown University where he discovered passion for theater John performed in numerous student run plays including production that required him to shave off his infamous head of thick curly brown hair after graduating from Brown John was even the lead in an off off Broadway play which drew praise from the handful of people ought his friends have said he seemed pretty interested in pursuing a life in theater but his mother would have none of it Steven Gillon who recently published a book about John's life called America's reluctant prince became friends with John after meeting at Brown Nineteen eighty-one challenge greatest success is greatest achievement was private it was his ability given the enormous pressures had placed upon him to turn out to be a well grounded decent thought Paul someone said John was disgustingly aw that's a good way of putting it after putting aside his pursuit of acting John Entered law school at New York University well John was still in law school he attended the nineteen eighty-eight Democratic National Convention in Atlanta to introduce his Dole Senator Ted Kennedy UPI coverage at the time stated the handsome twenty seven year old son of President Kennedy through misty is from a charmed democratic national convention crowd as he spoke of two generations of Democrats united in the pursuit of justice thank you thank you very much thank you over quarter century ago my father stood before you to accept the nomination for the presidency of the United States.
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"In one thousand nine hundred sixty three his son John Junior or John John as he was known then was just three years old during the general mass the little boy grew restless so secret service agent Bob Foster took him into the anteroom of the church to keep them occupied an agent foster got him to practice his salute something he had learned for Veterans Day two weeks earlier Marine colonel standing near Oh by notice that the little boy was having a hard time and he stepped in to assist he demonstrated how to perform a perfect crisp salute when the mass was over the boy joined his mother Jacqueline Kennedy and his older sister out front of the Church as the casket past Jackie lean down and whispered John you can salute daddy now and say goodbye little John took a small step forward word and lifted his right hand to his brow the haunting image of him saluting at his father's flag covered coffin is and forgettable and it is absolutely heartbreaking in that moment all of the hopes and dreams that people had placed on didn't Kennedy were passed onto his young son it was a massive burden to bear and would impact every aspect of JFK. three of the ninety s a podcast that looks back at a decade that changed the world on this episode we look at the cultural and social impact of John laugh Kennedy junior a man who grew up as a living national treasure and became the most desired man in America talk to people who knew him and you'll hear new details about his life and his short marriage to Carolyn bessette their deaths not only marked the end camelot they also mark the end of a `Paparazzi driven nineties celebrity culture that existed in a world before social media.
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"You'll find out what it's like to work the crime beat from the moment nine one one is called through the investigation to arrests and into court proceedings you listened to case details you're when you US President John F Kennedy was assassinated junior life until the day he died in one thousand nine hundred ninety nine thirty six years later I'm Catholic Zora and this is the history.
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"Just in case you had trouble totally catching. That Kennedy asked him point blank. Even if I get reelected acted we won't be pulling off a moon landing before him out of office. Will we and Webb said no no. We won't while this was just great. Kennedy had been convinced to pitch this wildly expensive utterly ambitious idea and and now congress was drying up the funding NASA couldn't make its deadlines and Kennedy was facing down a reelection bid looking naive and wasteful Foale and ineffective. It was time for one last hail. Mary only two days later Kennedy went up to New York to give a speech each of the United Nations it was September twentieth nineteen sixty three and he gave an old idea one more try he stood before the UN and he proposed once more to the Soviet Union this time in public the idea of healing they're cold war rivalry Tori and going together to the moon. Why should man's various flight to the moon be a matter of national competition. Fi should the United States and the Soviet Union in preparing for such expeditions become involved in immense duplications of research construction and expenditure. Surely we should explore whether the scientists and astronauts of ought to countries indeed of all the world cannot work together in the conquest of space. There is room for new cooperation a joint expedition addition to the moon but the thing is then nothing happened. The Soviet Union didn't respond with a resounding yeah. Let's go. It actually didn't respond at all. It was as if the president hadn't said anything. Kennedy was just left in limbo wondering what to do now keep pushing for a joint project abandoned the whole thing press on alone own autumn said in the trees near the White House changed their colors and they lost their leaves November member sixteenth nineteen sixty three Kennedy went down to visit Cape Canaveral again he was thinking through what in the world to due Brown was there. The president sat through a presentation on the launch vehicles that NASA ASA was building for the Apollo Program. There were charts and models of the various rockets on display. Kennedy got up and walked it over to them. He reached out to a model that was about a foot tall he said so. This is the redstone it was a replica of the rocket that had sent the first two mercury astronauts to space in nineteen sixty one he took it in his hand and he held it up next to one of the other models which was taller than Kennedy and are these models to the same scale. He asked yes they were that was the Saturn five rocket rocket. That would send three men to the moon. He looked around at the engineers and said Gee looks hike. We've come a long way. Brown remembered this moment and years later. He said there was something like a boyish enthusiasm about him. At the same time D. he please sincere.
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"Hopeful pros of Kennedy's speech may give the impression that he had been won over by the Grand Promise of scientific achievement men to the moon shot represented not exactly later that fall of nineteen sixty two JFK they had a meeting in the Oval Office that laid bare his views on space. There was a secret recording made of this meeting reading and it's incredible. It's so cool. It's like you listen to. It and it's like you're a fly on the wall for Kennedy's moon conversations in the White House it took about forty years from the conversation for the Kennedy Archives to find this recording and make it public. Good things come to those who made the the whole process of declassifying information is is is complex. This is Jamie Roth the deputy director of the Kennedy Library. We didn't know about the tapes until after the Watergate scandal happened. Nixon talked about how presidents had taping system but once they were found and then declassified and finally released the audio gave a really amazing window into Kennedy's Kennedy's views on the moonshot particularly this recording of the Oval Office meeting in the fall of sixty two. The tape is a bit hard to make out clearly in spots but I'm obviously going to play it for you anyway because it's so fascinating this is November twenty first nineteen sixty two at the White House and Kennedy is arguing with NASA administrator. Jim Webb about the progress of the Apollo Program. You know I do not. I think you were okay so JFK's asking Jim Webb here. If if the Moon Program is Nastase top priority and web actually says No. He says we have a bunch of top priorities and Kennedy. He's like Whoa stop right there. Clear Kennedy political the region work. The president is saying like it or not. We are doing this for international geopolitical reasons and we are in a race here. Web starts to push back on him saying listen soon. This is hard. NASA might need more time and resources to pull this off web says that live under the condition addition and the President's science advisor Jerome Wiesner cuts in the service and we're making the wildest guess sure they're all going back and forth and they're getting kind of riled up. The scientists are like we need you to support all all these other space science initiatives that will help us get to the moon we can't actually land there unless we put some time and money into figuring out these related space. Speiss challenges and Kennedy's Lake. Let me be very clear. There's only one reason we're spending this kind of money and even going to the moon at all to beat the Russians that we do order to get all of the ball every time. They believe that we've told people were preeminent in space. No one believes us. It's like what we need is to just get to the moon. It's fun to listen to the dynamic and the tension and seeing the president asking questions and and and really discovering what he's looking for and web giving it back to the president on bit saying you know what you're talking about and can use your right. I don't I am not interested enough. Now should be sending money because I'm not that interested. Statement gets good. We ought to know about it. Reasonable to whip partner by in Asia is to be damn where I'm not that interested in space. That's the big takeaway. Though the only justification to do it is because we hope to be them Kennedy as real from conversations that happened in the White House. It's that they're on tape now. We Kennedy really didn't care about the space program Nasa Bill Barry again but Web saw the space program is a is a very different if you did just what the president asked you to do which is sending people are GonNa get back. All you're really doing is a political spectacular which really has has no basis in reality and you so web is making the argument throughout the sixties whenever he meets the president that you know we need to have a robust based program we need. We may be studying the planet's. It's we need to be doing research. All kinds of things not just building a rocket. This in three is to the moon and Kennedy's not interested the tension between Kennedy Mighty and web kept bubbling up over the course of the following year Kennedy's a Boston. Your Democratic Democrat politician and web is an old southern boy who's used to talking a lot and explaining things and making his pitch and so they really roussel oil water in many ways.
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"In writing podcast is sponsored by Lighthouse Deep Space is calling and lighthouses helping the Space Industry's innovators answer the call for modernizing Nasr's enterprise. It Eh to processing over thirty five thousand pounds of mission critical supplies each year to keep the international space station fully operational lighthouse delivers the it engineering and science to advance today's most important space capabilities learn how at lighthouse dot com slash space after a few hours von. Braun was supposed to bid farewell to the president who is headed straight to Florida to get a similar tour of Cape Canaveral but von Braun had gotten to chatting with vice president and right before they were about to leave Johnson asked Fawn Brown. Why don't you hop aboard Air Force to tag along with us for the rest of the trip. Von Braun was not one to say no oh so he climbed aboard the vice president's plane no toothbrush no change of clothes of course no cell phone at that time he left behind his staff at the Marshall Space Flight Center and he jetted off on this multiday adventure across the other space centers of the South it down in Florida at Cape Canaveral. They walked around the Massive Rocket Launch Complex Kennedy Eddie wore a pinstripe suit and he squinted up at this skyscraper scaffolding of the launch pads then he'd slip on his sunglasses before taking them off again they looked at mercury capsules they met with large crowds of site workers shook hands with astronauts. WCHS US based capital the president or the long chat with Waldron. 'em Shera Center our next men and Kennedy had set all of this in motion. It was hard to tell if he was proud or afraid of this thing he had unleashed. Maybe both the next day they arrived lived in Houston. It was a blazing hot day for a speech especially with the humidity von Braun road in in an air conditioned Cadillac limousine as part of the presidential entourage but he was still sweltering President Kennedy on the other hand road the forty minutes or so to Rice University stadium in an open convertible the strong Texas Sun beating down on them. Kennedy delivered his speech from the field of the stadium. No she'd gene insight we meet at a college noted for knowledge and they said he noted for progress mm-hmm noted for strength and we stand in need of all three opening lines might not be too familiar but this would become one of Kennedy's means most famous presidential speeches and that's because of the part he said about the moon why some say the move why choose this as our goal and they may well ask why climb the highest mountain why thirty five years ago fly the Atlantic it was crafted by his speechwriter Ted Sorensen Rice Lake Texas but that line was a last minute addition from Kennedy. The speech had the grandeur and the poetry and the delivery that was missing from the one he gave Congress choose to go to the mall. I think we choose to go to the MOV-. We choose to go to the moon and this and do the other thing not because they are easy because they may call that gold will serve organize. Johnson sat right behind him listening his sunglasses on. He unbuttoned his jacket. He wiped the sweat off his neck with a handkerchief. Spectators flapped their hats in their face like fans but if you watch the video of the speech and you keep your eyes on Kennedy you never know it was scorching hot. He had come a long way from the attended senator announcing his presidential run in the Senate caucus room because that challenge is one that we're willing to accept one we are unwilling to both bone and one we intend to win the others.
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"Sixty one was something of a rocky first year for Kennedy. When it came to space he committed to the moon he tried to get out of it. Alan Shepherd became the first American to go to space but he only went up and down. He didn't orbit like you're a Garin had already done plus Gus Grissom who was the second. US astronaut to go into space he had a nearly disastrous landing in the summer of sixty-one shortly after the botched Vienna Summit Chris flew up to space briefly then when his capsule landed in the sea the the hatch blew open prematurely and the capsule and GRISSOM's spacesuit flooded with water and he nearly died but as nineteen nineteen sixty-one turned into nineteen sixty-two the Apollo programs started to rev up in one thousand nine hundred thousand one in Congress had given NASA budget of almost seven hundred and fifty million dollars to support the new space flight program by nineteen sixty two congress increased it again to more than one point two billion and by that February John Glenn successfully completed his orbit around Earth conquering hero John H Glenn. He left his star agreements white as pathways the President Kennedy who was getting more comfortable embracing his commitment. We have a long way to go in the space race and we started late but this is the new ocean and I believe the United States must sail on it despite. JFK's initial concerns concerns public enthusiasm for the program was growing John Glenn Sloan Jr had been watched on television screens across the country. The networks Steven Prime I'm coverage and Saifi figures in particular were eager to help the space program alone L. Ron Hubbard the former astounding magazine writer and the scientology founder he wrote Kennedy a long ladder in nineteen sixty two. He offered to provide ride scientology counseling for the astronauts to further improve their accuse. The government did not take him up on that offer. Ray Bradbury the author of Fahrenheit four fifty one also wrote Kennedy a letter saying that he'd spent his whole writing career thinking about space and science fiction and he would love to help the administration in any way needed. Kennedy need did respond to that letter and he thanked him. ooh. The Kennedy Library up in Boston has a large archive of these presidential letters as well as old White House tapes heaps and oral histories and one of the old interviews it has is with Rocketeer Werner von Braun the details and his interview interview gave me this ferry vivid picture of how Kennedy interacted with the Apollo Program in September of nineteen sixty two so almost a year and a half after his moon speech to Congress Kennedy decided to visit a number of the space facilities around the country and his I was NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville Alabama.
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"Khrushchev greeted at the station at the arrives Babel's. President Kennedy is next time this team at flies in from the rival the bigger than the American embassy and the first problem only about a week later Kennedy met with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev. They had a summit in Vienna to try to diplomatically resolve some Cold War tensions. The mean discussion was the fate of Berlin. It was the first and the only time that these two heads of state would confront each other face to face but Kennedy Kennedy still had the moon on his mind this is somebody brought him the number. What's IT GONNA cost Perrin mccurdy author of space in the American imagination back back then twenty one to twenty five billion dollars a huge part of the federal budget. His budget director tells him NASA is going to break the bank with this moon program it would just plant the economic development agency and all of this the Working WanNa do an education and cities would eat up all that money it was the largest civilian alien technology program in the US history outstripped the Panama Canal. Manhattan project was just such a massive scale so Kennedy's thinking King of the United States to do. Can we figure a way out of this. That's the crazy thing Kennedy's trying to get out of the commitment. He had an idea ball Kennedy he was here in Vienna for the summit. What if he invaded Khruschev to go to the moon with him turning this into joint project with the Americans and the Russians doing this together together it would save the US a ton of money it would look like a diplomatic breakthrough and frankly it would eliminate the risk of failing publicly Likley so Kennedy gave it a shot history has mostly buried this fact but he actually proposed opposed to this Roy Kirsh off aside and say you'll is discovered this. Let's go together together and and initially Khrushchev says was something with talking about but the more he thought about it. The more Khruschev reasoned wait a joint program would give the Americans a real good understanding of what we can do and can't do in space and by by extension what we can and can't do with our nuclear deterrent that seemed problematic plus so far this space as competition have been great for Khrushchev these he's finally going to Tooley. Can you beat the United States and the Soviet Union look good and embarrassed the United States with within. That's the one thing he really needs. Barry chief NASA historian a crucial soft through Kennedy's. The Kennedy's objective was to take the embarrassment of so his one S in space all time off the table and it's really his objective so okay we he's a beach it to the moon moved the goalpost to the end of the decade and that's one way we can end it or other ways. Will you know collaboration in so it's a race anymore. It's working together in space. F- either either one of those things is great for Kennedy horrible for so we had no real incentive to do nonetheless. Kennedy did raise it again the next day and and Khrushchev says well over again. It's something we're talking about but I really think we need to do something about Nuclear-test-ban Treaty and maybe some sort of Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty before we go down that road so Khrushchev Killed Kennedy's hopes of joining forces to go to the moon and that was the end of it joint lunar program never gets off the ground. Kennedy felt he had blown it and Vienna. All of his diplomatic tactics at the summit had actually gone pretty poorly the discussion in about Berlin included two weeks later back in the United States. The Soviet ambassador paid a visit to the president of the White House. He had something to give Kennedy from Khruschev. It was a puppy in the ambassador said your wife the first lady she asked Chairman Khruschev over dinner in Vienna about one of the dogs we sent into space. This is stroke gus puppy. It's a gift Kennedy had no option but to take the puppy its name was pushing the Russian word for for fluffy and it was fluffy. It was a fluffy little mount with wait for and gold tipped ears and it would live at the White House in the humiliation was piling on he was barely into his presidency and already Kennedy had the Yuri Rica Garen fight the Bay of Pigs the moon announcement he regretted the botched meeting in Vienna and now this a fluffy queued you'd mortifying reminder of the Soviet lead in space and a reminder of Kennedy's failed summit with Khrushchev which Kennedy me had called the worst thing in my life.
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"It was the first public announcement Kennedy made about going to the moon and already doubts were creeping in. Maybe it was a bad idea. Didn't they see his rationale. We went to the moon in the nineteen sixties for very specific geopolitical a your political purposes absent those geopolitical purposes. We probably wouldn't have done it. Kennedy didn't announce the moon goal because he thought the science sense of it was important because the dream spoke to him in some profound spiritual way no he was committing to it because he wanted to achieve something thing right here on earth. It was because of global alignment to win the hearts and minds of the public. They were competing for global influence. They were in front of an international audience. That's an essential part of what made the space race a race why we were in it in the first place. This is teasing them. Um We're harmony curator the Apollo collection of the national air and Space Museum often when people think of the space race or project Apollo they focus on the competition between the United States and the Soviet Union without asking about the nature of that competition and what they were competing for in the wake of World War Two hard power so like invading countries and conquering them into submission that had fallen out of favor in fact many countries previously under colonial rule had recently gained into their independence Algeria Nigeria Senegal Uganda India Malaysia just to name a few all these newly independent countries were choosing what kind of government they wanted to be and what allies they wanted to have. Kennedy wanted them to choose democracy and America Project Apollo is one of the prime examples of soft power. You're the United States or the Soviet. The Union and you want an empire. You want to rule the world. Don't force these countries to bend to your will entice them put on a show. The idea of sending humans to the moon was almost deliriously bold but it would prove that the united rated states had the technology the money that firepower and the determination to be a superpower the superpower the ally ally of choice and Apollo is the perfect story to support look bad idea that is if the United States could pull it off. Kennedy was already starting to wonder if he she had just totally politically miscalculated. How is he going to win over the hearts and minds of the planet if he couldn't even even get his own congress excited about it. Ted Sorensen the president's speechwriter had sat on the sidelines and watched Kennedy deliver the address to Congress and Ted Sorensen was a brilliant word Meister He's the guy who wrote ask not what your country can do for you but what you can do for your country from Kennedy's inaugural. JFK had come off a little uncertain. Sorenson thought and plus the president usually never swerved from his script. It seemed like a sign of his doubts that Kennedy had thrown in that extra unplanned emphasis at the end about how if Congress doesn't want to do this. Just tell me now they left. Capitol Hill together on the way back to the White House after that speech to Congress. He's in the Limo with Ted Sorensen writing the two miles back to sixteen hundred Pennsylvania Avenue on this Spring Day. The weather was climbing into the eighty s but they both were full suits and ties. Sorenson had black framed glasses. Kennedy was despondent. He tells Sorenson. I think these guys are going to go for this. you know they didn't exactly we stand up and cheer when I now we're going to do this and and Sorenson says it'll be fine. Mr President Lyndon has got everybody everybody under him under control and Vice President Lyndon Johnson did have it under control. He was a master of the Senate. He knew how to he knew how to manipulate people. Before Kennedy even stepped foot on Capitol Hill Johnson had made the rounds in Congress sealing up support in advance advanced for the Moon Project. You start buttonholing the leadership and saying okay. Here's what we WANNA DO WANNA. Do you know can do we have the votes. He had it all lined up so maybe. Kennedy didn't know that her fully realize it or maybe thought they changed your mind when he was concerned that they might not support poured it but there was never a question. Johnson had an all wrapped up before they gave the speech whether Kennedy knew that or not or believed it would work or not. He arrived back at the White House that day worrying. Something had gone wrong. He was thinking about what to do something something clever that could get him out of this spot..