Chris Matthews on Why JFK Was A Hero

Chris Matthews discusses his new book 'Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero'.

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This is new information?

I'm amazed nobody else ever put this together. They all went with the lazy story that, oh yeah, the old man told him to do it. How many people have ever gone into politics because their old man told them to do it? Doesn't happen that way. You can't be a politician under orders.

What makes this book, yet another on Kennedy, unique?

It's about him personally, it's about him as a man. It's not about a husband, it's not about a president. This book shows the development of a man, from the time he's in high school to the time he's killed.

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