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View Diary: When Hope Was Banned: Robert Kennedy in South Africa, June 1966 (11 comments)

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  •  LOOK and Life were the Internet of the day (2+ / 0-)
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    3goldens, 207wickedgood

    which means most Americans didn't have very much information about the outside world. Of course for some people they may have gotten a little more insight into what was happening by reading the NY Times or other sources, but for the most part people were kept in the dark. TV news from the 3 networks hardly helped.

    Because of Kennedy's celebrity---which he knew he could use to good effect---he could get a forum in LOOK or have his trip covered by the newspapers and magazines. The South African regime was clever enough to know that and to ban journalists from Kennedy's trip. So he made up for it by writing his own article.

    For how the trip was covered in the Washinston Post, the New Yorker, Time, Newsweek, and USNews, among other publications, see newspaper coverage and magazines

    Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

    by willyr on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 05:26:06 PM PDT

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    •  Heh---I never thought of LOOK and LIFE (2+ / 0-)
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      willyr, 207wickedgood

      as being "the Internet of the day"----but you are absolutely right!  Another great source at that time was Paris Match----the French equivalent of either of those magazines.  I still have two editions of Paris Match from 1963 that covered the JFK assassination and the killing of Lee Harvey Oswald by Jack Ruby.  Will check out the links you provided and thanks!

      "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

      by 3goldens on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 05:33:41 PM PDT

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    •  Just gave a quick look at your links---- (2+ / 0-)
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      bookmarked for future reference and reading.  Thanks so much.

      "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

      by 3goldens on Sat Jun 29, 2013 at 05:34:29 PM PDT

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