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Friday, August 1, 2008

Tim Russert Recalls Reaction To JFK's 1960 Victory in his old Buffalo Neighborhood: Video Recalls Same Reaction Mentioned in Book

One of those video tributes to Tim Russert included this little snippet about the reaction of JFK's 1960 victory in the Irish Catholic enclave in Buffalo, NY where the Russerts lived. In "The Kennedys; America's Emerald Kings," Russert's rememberance of JFK's victory is recalled, with the great sense that a huge cultural barrier had been broken with the election of a Roman Catholic to the presidency.