At the beginning of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Bob Kennedy was the country’s attorney general.
At first he advocated a strike against the island, ninety miles south of Florida, where the Soviet Union was installing offensive ballistic missiles. As he listened to the debate amongst the President's closest advisors, however, he changed his mind.
Move the video forward, to 1:10, to view a short clip of Bobby’s role in the crisis. Included are recreated scenes, historical footage and audio clips from the secret White House taping system which President Kennedy had installed.
From RFK, a film produced by David Grubin and aired on PBS’ American Experience.
Written and Directed by David Grubin
Produced by David Grubin and Sarah Colt
Narrated by Blair Brown
Music by Michael Bacon