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Kennedy he said, “Why do you think we have so much trouble raising money for the center? Do you think it's that people don't like the Kennedys?”

I said, “I don't think it's true, and I don't think it would have anything to do with it. I think people just don't like Washington and they don't like culture.”

At any rate, the money seems to be raised; it seems to be going ahead, and we're going to have it in spite of everything.


I think you deserve a plaque of some sort.


I've never known anything that hard.

Well, let's make that that about the Kennedy Center, and we'll talk about the other things after dinner. (break in tape)


Mrs. Lasker, you indicated that you wanted to talk a little bit about the campaign of Robert Kennedy for the Senate and especially so because in the future this account may have some importance, considering the fact that he is a young man and a young man with a very bright political future in our country. This is his first elective office, and it will

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