The Lodown Edit this Published in The Lodown by The Leonard Lopate Show Kennedy Aides Remember the 1963 Assassinaton Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Historian and Kennedy aide Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. spoke about his time in the White House in 2004. Ted Sorensen was a speechwriter, special counsel and adviser to Pres. Kennedy. He describes his reaction to the president’s assassination in this 2008 interview. Former Kennedy Secret Service agents Gerald Blaine and Clint Hill broke their silence about the assassination and wrote a book called The Kennedy Detail. They spoke to Leonard in 2010.