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U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson consults with assistants while drafting the State of the Union address at the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 1966.  From left are, Richard Goodwin, former presidential assistant called back from Wesleyan University to help on the speech; Jack Valenti; President Johnson; and Joseph A. Califano, Jr.  (AP Photo/The White House)
U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson consults with assistants while drafting the State of the Union address at the White House in Washington, D.C., Jan. 12, 1966. From left are, Richard Goodwin, former presidential assistant called back from Wesleyan University to help on the speech; Jack Valenti; President Johnson; and Joseph A. Califano, Jr. (AP Photo/The White House)
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Richard "Dick" Goodwin was the political speech writer for President John F. Kennedy, President Lyndon Johnson, and then-Senator Robert Kennedy. He died yesterday in his Concord home yesterday that he shares with his wife, Doris Kearns Goodwin.

WBUR reporter emeritus David Boeri spoke with Richard Goodwin in 2014.

This segment aired on May 21, 2018.

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