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JFK Speechwriter and Advisor, Theodore C. Sorensen, Dies at 82

The AMERICAN EXPERIENCE team had the pleasure of working with Mr. Sorenson during the making of The Kennedys and he was featured prominently in the film; he passed away yesterday due to complications from a stroke in New York City. Below are links some of the many remembrances of his life, including the full transcript of John F. Kennedy’s inaugural address written in part by Sorensen:


JFK’s Inaugural Address

Watch “The Kennedys” Online


New York Times

The Associated Press

The Telegraph (UK)


Sean Cleary is a blogger for Inside AMERICAN EXPERIENCE and a member of the Communications team, where he also assembles AMERICAN EXPERIENCE’s weekly newsletter. 

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