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Ted Sorensen Writes with Affection and Respect for the Kennedy Clan - WNYC

Ted Sorensen talks about his time with the Kennedy clan at this Book and Author Luncheon

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Ted Sorensen's Advice for Speakers

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John F. Kennedy (left) and Ted Sorensen in the late 1950s. Sorensen began working for Kennedy as a research assistant in 1953. (PAUL SCHUTZE...

Kennedy (left) and Ted Sorensen in the late Sorensen began working for Kennedy as a research assistant in (PAUL SCHUTZE.

Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May 8, 1928–October 31, 2010) was an American presidential adviser, lawyer, and writer,

Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May was an American presidential adviser, lawyer, and writer,

President Kennedy consults with Sorensen, right, during a meeting at the “winter White House” in Palm Beach, Fla., in December 1962. At left is Treasury Secretary Douglas Dillon.♛❤✾❤✾❤❁❤❃❤❁❤❁❤♛ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_F._Kennedy

By William J. President Kennedy consults with Ted Sorensen during a meeting at the “winter White House” in Palm Beach, Florida (Associated Press)

Mr. Sorensen was instrumental in helping write "Profiles in Courage," the 1956 book for which Kennedy won a Pulitzer Prize. He later became part of the president's inner circle, helping craft Kennedy's national addresses as well as his delicate correspondence with Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Kennedy assassination, 50 years later - Omaha World-Herald special section.President Kennedy, left, with Ted Sorensen. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.

Meeting with Ted Sorensen

Senator John F. Kennedy in his Senate office. Photograph in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston (President's Collection/Senate/F

Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May 8, 1928–October 31, 2010) was an American presidential adviser, lawyer, and writer, best known as Presi...

Theodore Chaikin "Ted" Sorensen (May was an American presidential adviser, lawyer, and writer, best known as Presi.

If we solve the Berlin problem without war, Cuba will look pretty small. And if there is a war, Cuba won't matter much, either. —JFK, to Ted Sorensen, 1962.

The Kennedys: What I've Learned

23 October 1962 President Kennedy signs the Proclamation for Interdiction of the Delivery of Offensive Weapons to Cuba.

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