Kennedy Legacy

5 segments
As Barack Obama takes the reigns of the Democratic Party, the legacy of the Kennedy family looms large. Some, however, think Obama is better off forging a path of his own. Author Pete Hamill, who covered RFK closely, reflects on the 40th anniversary of his shooting along with Chris Smith and Frederick Harris. Plus: The first in our series of looks inside the brand new atlas published by the US Census, the first of its kind in over 100 years; call-ins about Obama's options for Vice President and his nomination's significance for race relations; and is it possible for Mayor Bloomberg to run for a third term despite the current term limit? Joyce Purnick explains.