Robert F. Kennedy

Robert Francis Kennedy , also referred to by his initials RFK or by the nickname Bobby, was an American lawyer and politician who served as the 64th United States Attorney General from January 1961 to September 1964, and as a U.S. Senator from New York from January 1965 until his assassination in June 1968. He was, like his brothers John and Edward, a prominent member of the Democratic Party and has come to be viewed by some historians as an icon of modern American liberalism. Wikipedia*

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Robert F. Kennedy has 21 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1961 Compiled Program as an Attorney General for the Department of Justice. The year with the most videos was 1964 with eight videos as a Democratic Senator for New York. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 1967 with an average of 8,428 views per program. Most appearances with Lyndon Baines Johnson (10), McGeorge Bundy (4), John F. Kennedy (4).

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Presidential Candidate,
c. August 24, 1964 - c. June 1, 1968 Videos: 4 Attorney General, Department of Justice c. January 5, 1961 - c. December 31, 1964 Videos: 9 U.S. Senator, D-NY January 4, 1965 - June 6, 1968 Videos: 7

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