Senator George Smathers comments on the nation's great loss due to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. He recounts his close personal friendship with the president, calling him a great leader and a warm and tender person. He then praises President Lyndon B. Johnson and recalls his years of close interaction with him in the Senate. He details the personal characteristics that will make President Johnson an ideal president. Produced by the Senate Recording Studios.
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