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November 22nd, 2013
03:45 PM ET

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. on JFK's legacy: "Virtually everybody in the world recognizes that this was America at its best"

As the world honors John. F. Kennedy's life and memory on the 50th anniversary of his death, tonight "Piers Morgan Live" seeks perspective from the former president's nephew, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr..

"I think one of the greatest legacies of President Kennedy was that sort of altered view of the United States that, you know, that we were a force for good, that we understood that corporate domination at home was the partner of imperialism and truculence abroad," he tells Piers Morgan. "We had to win over the world by our example, by living up to our ideals, by perfecting the union and not by force of arms and that we were going to be remembered, which was what President Kennedy used to say."

Kennedy, Jr. offers additional insight on one of the most polarizing and charismatic figures in American history:

"What his pursuit for peace, his pursuit of civil rights and justice at home is something that even in - if the press tries to deny it or historians or whatever - is something that at that time and for a generation afterwards, virtually everybody in the world recognizes that this was America at its best," he declares.

Watch the clip for more of Morgan's interview with Robert Kennedy, Jr., and for a special episode of "Piers Morgan Live" that is dedicated entirely to remembering a date which forever changed American history, watch CNN at 9p.
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  1. Dimitrios vlahakis

    The order to 'Go ahead and kill the F....kenedys' came from ashort mostly bold headed man from a public phone in
    the basement of a restaurant in montreal CanadaI am wiling to take a polygraph if needed

    November 23, 2013 at 12:13 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Noel Breen

    To little kids the images were indelible.

    November 23, 2013 at 12:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Grace

    John F. Kennedy was the greatest President that the USA ever had. the two brothers... Robert F. Kennedy they both were the world body but no body will ever compare to them ever.! In this Life Timel

    November 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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