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JFK's Speechwriter: Obama's Address Will Be 'One Of The Greatest'

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Almost half-a-century after President John F. Kennedy delivered his enduring inauguration speech, Americans are waiting for what could be the next great oration from Barack Obama.

Careful thought goes into every word of an inaugural address, as a new exhibit at the JFK Presidential Library and Museum makes evident. The display contains original documents, including a handwritten draft of the speech and notes from Kennedy's confidant and speechwriter, Ted Sorensen.

We spoke with Ted Sorensen about the drafting of Kennedy's 1961 speech.

This program aired on January 13, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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