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BONUS EPISODE: How RFK Became ‘the Patron Saint of Black People’
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BONUS EPISODE: How RFK Became ‘the Patron Saint of Black People’

This week, Michele and Igor sit down with Dawn Porter, director of "Bobby Kennedy for President," and discuss parallels between the 1968 presidential campaign and today's political climate.

On June 5, 1968—50 years ago today—Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in Los Angeles, after winning the California presidential primary. Michele and Igor sit down with Dawn Porter, director of the new Netflix documentary series “Bobby Kennedy For President” to discuss Bobby Kennedy’s legacy, the tragedy of his assassination, and conspiracy theories that are still active today. Porter shares how RFK’s 1968 presidential campaign focused on bringing together a divided nation struggling through racial tensions and draws parallels to today’s political upheaval.

Learn more about the podcast here.

Michele Jawando is a vice president at the Center for American Progress. Igor Volsky is a vice president at the Center. Sally Tucker is the radio coordinator for Communications at the Center. Rachel Rosen is the senior director of Broadcast Communications at the Center. 

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Authors

Michele L. Jawando

Vice President

Igor Volsky

Vice President

Sally Tucker

Broadcast Coordinator

Rachel Rosen

Senior Director, Broadcast Communications

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