Merv Griffin's guests are entertainer Orson Bean and Ted Sorensen former Presidential advisor of the late John F. Kennedy and a current major campaign adviser of Senator Robert F. Kennedy currently running for office of President of The United States.
Sorensen touches on many topics, including,
- Robert Kennedy's strength running for the Presidency is with the people. However, unfortunately, it's the politicians who dominate a convention.
- Comparisons of the 1960 Presidential campaign and the present 1968 campaign.
- Religious issues still a factor?
- RFK college campus campaigning to get large crowds and insure the importance of young people to join the party to work on the campaign as volunteers.
- The competition between Senator Robert F. Kennedy and Senator Eugene Mccarthy.
- Senator Kennedy's ruthless reputation as a politician.
- Myths about the Kennedy family.
- Reasons why RFK did not run in the New Hampshire primary.
Orson Beans joins in the conversation by stating that the country has changed, and that dangerous anarchy has been recently demonstrated by riots at Columbia University which if continues unchecked can lead to a Fascist America. Bean objects to Senator Kennedy's stand on his permissiveness views allowing such protests to continue.
There is a question and answer period where questions by audience members are asked of Ted Sorensen who replies to the following issues, which include,
The current stand by Senator Kennedy on the USS Pueblo...Viet Nam de-escalation (15,000 American troops in Vietnam when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated and now there are 550,000 troops there)...Sorensin's opinion on how the Vietnam war has changed...would President Lyndon B. Johnson endorse Kennedy if he were the candidate running for President?...the advantages of the Kennedy name, and its mystique...why RFK is running in 1968 when originally he had indicated that he would run for the president in 1972...would Senator Kennedy accept a role as Vice President...
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NOTE: This broadcast was aired just 19 days before Senator Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated.