Pete Hamill Remembers Robert F. Kennedy When the candidate was assassinated 40 years ago, Hamill was there: He was Kennedy's friend and had helped persuade him to run for president. A journalist and author, Hamill covered the story for The Village Voice.

Pete Hamill Remembers Robert F. Kennedy

Pete Hamill Remembers Robert F. Kennedy

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Journalist Pete Hamill was friends with Robert F. Kennedy, helped persuade him to run for president, worked briefly for the campaign and then wrote about it. And he was with Kennedy when the candidate was assassinated by a gunman at Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel.

Kennedy died 40 years ago today; it was his murder that prompted the Secret Service to offer protection to presidential candidates.

Pete Hamill has written an essay for the book A Time It Was: Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties, a collection of photographs by Bill Eppridge, who followed Kennedy's campaign and was also there the night Kennedy was killed.

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A Time It Was
Bobby Kennedy in the Sixties
By Bill Eppridge, Pete Hamill, John Ellard Frook, Adrienne Aurichio

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